Trustee, Matapopore Charitable Trust.

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Awa. Te Whānau-ā-Apanui.

Lynne is a Trustee for Matapopore Charitable Trust and gives cultural advice for the Trust in Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Māori and Cultural Design.

Lynne was formerly the General Manager, Te Taumatua-Culture and Identity for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu 2016-2020. She looked after teams of staff in Te Reo Māori-Kotahi Mano Kāika; Tribal Archives, and Cultural Mapping, Whakapapa-Tribal Genealogy Register, and the Ngāi Tahu Funds which distributes out funds for Cultural Development.

She was the former Head of School Aotahi: Māori & Indigenous Studies in the College of Arts and Head of School – Māori, Social & Cultural Studies, at the College of Education at the University of Canterbury.

Her passion is for te reo Māori language and cultural revitalisation and education leadership for Ngāi Tahu and Māori whānau, hapū and iwi.

Lynne is a Marae Trustee for Tuahiwi Marae and Chair of Ngāi Tūāhuriri Education. She was awarded the MNZM -Member of New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to te reo māori and education.

Presenting with Debbie Tikao:

Weaving a new korowai for Ōtautahi

Matapopore Trustees Lynne Te Aika and General Manager, Debbie Tikao will present on the process they have undertaken to weave Ngāi Tūāhuriri / Ngāi Tahu identity and values into the urban fabric of Ōtautahi. They will show case some of the projects which have contributed to shaping a more vibrant and meaningful environment - a city that expresses our shared histories and Treaty partnership and which bring to life the stories of mana whenua.