Te Amoroa Clifton
A champion of Te Reo Māori me hōna tikanga, Te Amoroa has a passion for language, culture, mātauranga, history, waterways and landscape across Ngāti Tama rohe. His talents were drawn on as a member of the former Interim Kaitiaki Forum Group (now Rōpu Tiaki) for te Ara o Te Ata and he continues to be involved in Te Whiringa, the social and cultural arm of Ngāti Mutunga.
As well as being a member of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama, Te Amoroa is on the board of Urenui School. He is currently the Deputy Director of Māori Enterprise, Business and Technology at Western Institute of Technology (WITT). Prior to this he taught Te Reo Māori at various high schools including Waitara High School and was Head of Department at Paraparaumu College.
Among his many academic achievements, Te Amoroa has a Masters of Mātauranga Māori, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Double major Te Reo Māori and History) and Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching (secondary).