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Kauia Moriarty

Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Kahungunu
Kauia Moriarty, Te Rākau Chairperson

about Kauia

From a large creative whānau, Kauia is grateful to have grown up around the arts.

Kauia was born in Pōneke and has lived and worked in Auckland, Korea, Ōtepoti and Wellington.

Over the past ten years, Kauia has worked in a variety of leadership and operational roles. Her experience spans project management, information technology, education, research, Māori and iwi development, strategy and planning, and the creative arts.

Kauia brings her talent and experience to the role of Chairperson for Te Rākau's Board of Trustees.

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In her professional roles, Kauia is particularly interested in the intersection between strategy and operational delivery and enjoys the challenge of weaving these two important areas together with purpose to enable organsiations, kaimahi and whānau to thrive.

In recent years, Kauia has returned her professional and personal focus to developing her art practice in mahi toi, and in particular painting.


Her most recent works are inspired by the moana, changing tides and the movement of water.

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Te Ohonga: The Awakening
Kauia Moriarty artist
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