Kiri Karu, Te Kaiwhakarite
Kiri Karu is of Ngāti Tara Tokanui, Ngāti Tamatera descent. Kiri joined Community Waikato as a Kaiwhakarite in May 2019. Kiri works alongside Kaiwhakarite Gary Thompson in Māori Development, supporting our Marae and kaupapa Māori organisations.
Kiri brings her passion for Māori development, excellent facilitation skills and a great sense of humour. A graduate of Waikato University and Waikato School of Education. Kiri is currently upskilling in Sign Language, something she has wanted to do for years.