Justan Clark holds a Masters of Business Administration from Massey University and his day job involves being the Operations Manager for a large electrical contracting firm. Justan is a strategic and practical thinker, and offers a number of skills to the KWS board including finance, strategic planning and operational risk management.
Justan works well in groups with differing opinions and backgrounds and likes to mould those ideas into practical solutions that can then be implemented. His own personal views align with those of Kahungungu Whanau Services and Justan is especially passionate about getting rangatahi into training and onto work, Justan would like to contribute to help make Kahungungu Whānau Services a top organisation that delivers effective solutions to Whānau and their tamariki.
Kura Moeahu has strong mana whenua ties here in Te Whanganui a Tara, Wellington. He has whakapapa connections to the eight tribes of Taranaki and Ngāti Mutunga.
He is a tribal leader for his people, who is passionately involved with his iwi governance – being both a chair and board member, including as Chair of Te Rūnanganuio Te Ātiawa, the Waiwhetu Marae Trust, the Harbour Island Kaitiaki Board, Waiwhetu Pa Reserve Trust and the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa (the board of Creative New Zealand), Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage. As a member of the Weltec Māori Advisory Board, he was instrumental in establishing Te Auaha, the NZ Institute of Creativity and is widely recognised for his knowledge of te ao Māori, tikanga Māori and Māori arts.
Currently Parliament’s Tumu Whakarae, Kura ensures tikanga Māori is upheld and promoted within Parliamentary services. A true orator of his people, who is steeped in ancient karakia and whakapapa. Kura is also the founder and lead tutor of Ngāurio Tamarau (a top Kapa haka group here in Wellington). He enjoys playing the guitar, composing songs, and spending time with whānau. “Although people see me in suits – I am a pa boy at heart.” He aha te kai a te rangatira? He kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero. (What is the food of chiefs? It is communication, it is listening, and it is knowledge).
Mike Hinton from Ngati Raukawa is the General Manager of Restorative Practices Aotearoa, a position he has held since 2012.
Mike served with the New Zealand Army for twenty years and was involved in training and development as well as serving overseas and in many instructor and leadership positions. After a brief stint working through the Pacific Islands Mike returned to Aotearoa and worked for Manukau Urban Māori Authority with Dame Temuranga June Jackson. His role as operations manager included establishing the Restorative Justice programme at MUMA a programme that has been running in its current form since 1997. During this time Mike held positions on the RJA executive of Māori Caucus member and also the Chairman of RPA. Mike's work also included funeral directing, a director of George FM one of two radio stations MUMA had at the time, running Nga Whare Waatea Marae and all the programmes associated with the marae. Mike worked with MUMA for 15 years before taking on his present role as GM of RPA in 2012.