|Ko Konaki te maunga
Ko Harataunga te awa
Ko Harataunga te moana
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Harataunga te marae
Ko Ngāti Porou ki Harataunga te iwi
Ko Te Aitanga ā Mate te hapū
Ko Te Ariki Te Keu David Paitai ahau
Coming from Harataunga (Kennedy Bay) on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, David brings a wealth of experience in government funding and contracting. He has worked for the past 3 years as a Community Advisor for Te Tari Taiwhenua (Internal Affairs) providing advisory services for whānau, hapū, iwi, communities and community organisations. Alongside a team of 10 in the Hamilton and New Plymouth offices David also supports the administration of Crown and Lottery Grants in the Waikato Region.
David is also a father of twin babies, volunteer fire fighter, marae trustee and as a self-professed accounting geek, has a keen interest in the financial management and administration needs of non-profit organisations.