DR. HINUREWA POUTU
Tāhūhū Reo, Whakaata Māori
Ngāti Maniapoto , Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Rangi
Dr Hinurewa Poutu is currently the Tāhuhu Reo – Director of Reo at Whakaata Māori.
A qualified translator and experienced teacher, Dr Poutu has previously served as a Māori Language Commissioner with Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission). She is involved in Kura Whakarauora, an initiative to promote language planning within whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.
A former television presenter, she has also been a director of Te Rourou – The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation Charitable Trust. Dr Poutu is a graduate of kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa Māori, wharekura, and Te Panekiretanga o te Reo (Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language).