Tania Wati


My whakapapa links me to all 6 Ngā Rūnanga that Mahaanui Kurataiao work on behalf off. My role is to ensure all aspects of Mahaanui Kurataiao are aligned with our Ngāi Tahu Values.


Renee Cridland

Office Manager

Provides support to the Kaihautū and the rest of the staff at Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd.

Jasmine Burgman

Office Manager

Jazz (Ngāi Tūāhuriri) Provides support to the Kaihautū and the rest of the staff at Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd.

Amy Beran

Environmental Advisor

Amy (Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Wairewa) has been at Mahaanui Kurataiao since July 2015. Amy is an Environmental Advisor which means she works with councils and developer’s on natural resource management matters on behalf of our Papatipu Rūnanga.

Amy recently graduated with a Masters of Environmental Policy from Lincoln University.

Kyle Davis

Manager – Mātauranga Taiao

Kyle (nō Wairewa me Ōraka-Aparima) has a background in Ngāi Tahu heritage resource management, GIS and archaeology. As Manager Mātauranga Taiao, Kyle’s role is to assist Manawhenua of all 6 Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga, Mahaanui Kurataiao staff and external entities on matters relating to Ngāi Tahu values, heritage and environmental advice in resource management processes.

Tara McAllister

Environmental Research Advisor

Tara (Te Aitanga a Mahaki) is currently in her final year of her PhD in Freshwater Ecology at the University of Canterbury and has a degree in Marine Biology from the Victoria University of Wellington.

Paul Horgan

Paul has extensive experience in advocating for the enhanced recognition by councils of Ngāi Tahu cultural values. Paul holds both a law degree and a masters degree in resource management. Paul joined Mahaanui Kurataiao in March 2018.

Channell Thoms

Environmental Research Advisor

David Holliday

Environmental Advisor

Holds a double major BSc in Geography (GIS) and Geology. Worked 3 years as a Field / Geotechnical scientist. Obtained a Post Grad Dip in Water Resource Management at the end of 2017. Been at Mahaanui Kurataiao since late 2017.

Jemma Hardwick-Smith