Jodi Te Ao Marama Apiata

"I am passionate about developing people by utilising Te Ao Maori."

Adapting, learning, and connecting the dots ...

Te Ao Marama has learnt early on that he needs to change, develop or learn a new skill every three to five years, this is reflected in his diverse number of work roles and his continuous search for a grown up job. Having a Pakeha mother and a Maori father has allowed a journey through two worlds. Currently Te Ao Marama is deep diving into his whakapapa maori via matauranga maori and te reo maori.

Te Ao Marama has a wealth of experience in the outdoor sector through his passion with the Taiao (natural world), he has worked in the youth development and therapy space which has lead to him connecting Taiao, Purakau Maori, and developmental therapies to support rangatahi on their journey. Following on from the completion of his bachelor of te reo Maori and Indigenous studies from Ara, Te Ao Marama worked for service called Purapura Whetu, a kaupapa Maori Mental Health provider.   Here he further developed his knowledge of Te Ao Maori and Tikanga, and how best to support whanau Maori on the journey of whaiora. Te Ao Marama is currently working at YMCA Christchurch overseeing the Youth Pathways team and Youth Employment team, where he is introducing Tikanga and Matauranga Maori as a methodology of work to support the development of rangatahi to attain Mana Motuhake.

Since 2015, Te Ao Marama has been connected with the team at Leadership Lab initially as a participant on the LinC (Leadership in Communities) project, before joining the facilitation team as both a facilitator, as well as supporting and guiding the korero exploring Te Ao Maori in leadership development and communities.

Other current work

Cultural Supervision and Support

Self-employed mahi
Other Work and Interests

Laidlaw College

Te Reo Tutor

Whanau Whanake

Kaupapa hauora group fitness

Some of our Leadership Lab team

It is a privelege being part of such a diverse team, we all benefit from such influence

Jodi Te Ao Marama Apiata

"I am passionate about developing people by utilising Te Ao Maori."

Adapting, learning, and connecting the dots ...

Te Ao Marama has learnt early on that he needs to change, develop or learn a new skill every three to five years, this is reflected in his diverse number of work roles and his continuous search for a grown up job. Having a Pakeha mother and a Maori father has allowed a journey through two worlds. Currently Te Ao Marama is deep diving into his whakapapa maori via matauranga maori and te reo maori.

Te Ao Marama has a wealth of experience in the outdoor sector through his passion with the Taiao (natural world), he has worked in the youth development and therapy space which has lead to him connecting Taiao, Purakau Maori, and developmental therapies to support rangatahi on their journey. Following on from the completion of his bachelor of te reo Maori and Indigenous studies from Ara, Te Ao Marama worked for service called Purapura Whetu, a kaupapa Maori Mental Health provider.   Here he further developed his knowledge of Te Ao Maori and Tikanga, and how best to support whanau Maori on the journey of whaiora. Te Ao Marama is currently working at YMCA Christchurch overseeing the Youth Pathways team and Youth Employment team, where he is introducing Tikanga and Matauranga Maori as a methodology of work to support the development of rangatahi to attain Mana Motuhake.

Since 2015, Te Ao Marama has been connected with the team at Leadership Lab initially as a participant on the LinC (Leadership in Communities) project, before joining the facilitation team as both a facilitator, as well as supporting and guiding the korero exploring Te Ao Maori in leadership development and communities.

Other current work

Cultural Supervision and Support

Self-employed mahi
Other Work and Interests

Laidlaw College

Te Reo Tutor

Whanau Whanake

Kaupapa hauora group fitness

Some of our Leadership Lab team

It is a privelege being part of such a diverse team, we all benefit from such influence