Our Team

Kara Puketapu-Dentice

​Ko Pukeatua te Maunga
Ko Waiwhetū te Awa
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Pōneke – Te Awakairangi mana whenua representative

Director, Economy & Development at Hutt City Council with a demonstrated history of working in resource management, iwi and community development and housing.

Skilled in policy analysis, project and programme management and relationship development.

Strong leadership in a number of governance forums (Post Settlement Governance, Pre Settlement, Committees of Regional and District Council and Education boards).

Active within the international community a previous fellow of the Asia Pacific Leadership Program at the East West Center Hawaii and current Obama Foundation Leader: Asia Pacific