Meet our Hinepreneur Coaches




Nga Puhi, Ngati Hineira, Uri Taniwha


Te Miringa Mihaka has a passion for providing safe, healthy and affordable housing on the whenua. As an Hinepreneur, she hopes to tautoko our wāhine māori to create an economic base for themselves and their whānau, which will ultimately lead to financial freedom and independence for the whole community and te Ao māori.





Ngati Whatua Waiohua, Te Akitai

moana-pMoana believes this journey is an opportunity to work collaboratively with wahine Māori to empower our communities to achieve their personal and business goals.

As a Hinepreneur Moana hopes to create a culture that is empowering and sustainable and one of reciprocity, that the recipients of Hinepreneur in turn support others in their communities to achieve their personal goals.






Ngati Porou

bobbiBobbi and her husband have 3 sons and 2 daughters and have been in business in Ruatoria for 12 years.  Surrounded by her tipuna and whānau, they have taught her the values of who she is and where she comes from Those values have given her the solid foundation to follow her dreams. Bobbi is passionate about business, housing and whānau support.




Waikato/Maniapoto, Ngati Mutunga, Ngati Rarua, Ngati Toa

tashNatasha is the founder of Cultivate Tribe and NWR Coaching, one of the newest transformation companies in Aotearoa. Tasha has an extraordinary story of transforming her own life from a struggling teenage mum to now Entrepreneur, Coach and Nana. The inspiration behind her passion “Aspire to Inspire” is from the words of her ancestors. Tasha assists people to tap into their limitless potential. Honoured with her ringawera role, Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor in Māori Education, Hinepreneur coaching tohu, Empower world/ Rise2025 coaching qualification, completing her international accreditation and her Masters in Indigenous studies, she accredits her learning at the grassroots (marae, whānau, hapu) and this has shaped and confirmed her purpose. She is excited and honoured to be apart of MWDI’s Hinepreneur coaching team and also providing coaching for corporate groups, individuals, Maori men and Rangatahi. She encourages everyone and their whānau to be bold and brave and love the life you want to live!




Ngai Tamanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Ngai Te Rangi, Nga Potiki, Ngai Tahu, Ngapuhi.

hopeHope has a PhD in Public Health and a background in midwifery for over 20 years. She believes in the potential of wahine Māori and wants to support Māori women to succeed in business.

Hope operates her consultancy business from home and spends some time on admin for the lunch bar she co-owns.




Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahu ki Whaingaroa, Ngapuhi

teresaHe uri is no nga Iwi katoa o Te Taitokerau, e toko toru ona tamariki, e toko rua nga mokopuna, no Ngati Whanunga, Te Rarawa toku hoa rangatira.

Teresa has 12 years experience in corporate banking with CITIBANK. She was responsible for major corporate clients in New Zealand that were focussed on global cash management and prior to that for more than a decade Teresa worked for a Danish Dairy Engineering firm.   In July 2004, she was appointed as the CEO of Te Runanga a Iwi of Ngaphuhi. This role brought many challenges as well as allowing Teresa to focus on developing the assets of Ngaphi but more importantly the aspirations of the Ngapuhi people.

Teresa initially participated to support and nurture the Hinepreneur Team, but more specifically to fulfill a passion to empower wahine Māori and their whānau in business. Teresa quickly realised the potential available to herself both professionally and personally. Hinepreneur has meant that she knows that possibilities can come true meeting like-minded wahine toa on a collective journey.




Ngati Toa, Ngai Tahu, Waitaha

christineChristine was raised in Wellington and, after 32 years of living with Whānau in Australia, it was a call from the heart that brought her home to share her life experience and support Maori to prosper for now and in the future. Christine is a mother of two and comes with a Secretarial/Admin background as well as running her own small business practice while dedicating the past 19 years to raising her children.

As a Hinepreneur she believes it is her privilege to support our Māori Wāhine and their Whānau to succeed in reaching their business and financial goals that will flow into their communities.




Nga Puhi Te Rarawa


Kaye-Maree is the Project Manager for MWDI and is passionate about empowering and supporting wahine Māori to reach their full potential.   She is excited about the work she will undertake in supporting the MWDI team and also focussing on developing her skills as a Financial Capability Coach.




Ngai Tahu, Te Rarawa

img_9794Cazna is married to Lee (Ngati Rarua, Ngati Maniapoto) and they have 3 children who are the centre of her universe. Cazna has a Bachelor of Applied Management in Business Transformation and Change and has always had an entrepreneurial spirit since starting her own whānau operated consultancy business Mokowhiti Ltd in 2002. Tu Maia was born out of a shared vision for taking our passion for daring, growing and backing our own to the next level.






Pare Waikato, Pare Hauraki 

maaniaMaania is proudly born and raised in Otautahi, Te Waipounamu and is a mother of one and an Aunty to many. Maania has worked and volunteered within the Māori community and spent 12 years in the public sector working at both regional and national levels. For the past seven years Maania has worked in Whanau Ora, in both the implementation and delivery phases. Maania is currently the Commissioning Manager for Te Putahitanga O Te Waipounamu and it’s mission is to invest in and support thriving whanau. Maania is a certified Life Coach, a member of the Otautahi branch of Māori Women’s Welfare League and Rehua Marae Trustee.

Her intention is to provide whānau with tools to realise their true potential and as a Hinepreneur she intends to promote the opportunities presented by MWDI to increase access to training and services throughout Te Waipounamu.

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