Carol Hippolite - Maori Representative
Ko Kurahaupo, Ko Aotea ngā Waka
Ko Maungatapu, Ko Taranaki ngā Maunga
Ko Maitahi te Awa
Ko Aorere, Ko O’Kahu ngā moana
Ko Whakatū, Ko Te Pōtaka ngā marae
Ko Tutepourangi tāku Tipuna i te taha tāku Pāpā
Ko Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa Ki te Rā Tō, Rangitane ki Wairau, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga me Ngāti Koata hoki nga Iwi
Ko Ngai Tutepourangi, te Hapū
Ko Thomas Hippolite tāku Pāpā
Ko Tioko Atua tāku Tipuna i te taha tāku Māmā
Ko Taranaki Tūturū te Iwi
Ko Ngāti Tuhekerangi, te Hapū
Ko Edna Mary Puanani Tioko tāku Māmā
Ko Carolina Hippolite tōku ingoa
I am Trustee member on Ngai Tutepourangi Trust including a member of the Ngāti Kuia – He Maunga Pakohe Rautaki Hauora Strategy Group. I currently work for Whakatū Marae as the Facility Manager where I have been for the last 12 years including running the Waitangi Day International Kai festival annually.
I have been a Quit Advisor/ Team Leader for the Quitline, a Health Promoter then the Health Manager before the transition of contracts changed. I have always been interested in health by supporting whanau in self- managing his or her own wellness. To question what you do not understand but importantly learn from it.
My other interests outside of work and Iwi activities are arts & crafts, making poi, broaches and looking after my nieces and nephew.
I find this new role as one of the Maori Representatives reconnecting with the wider health sector exciting, full of hope and look forward to listening, learning, working with this group.