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.


Renée Cridland

Office Manager

Renée (Nō Ngāi Tūāhuriri me Ōtākou)

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.

Dr Tara McAllister

Environmental Research Advisor

Dr McAllister (Te Aitanga a Mahaki) having finished the final year of her PhD in Freshwater Ecology at the University of Canterbury continues her work as an Ecologist with Mahaanui Kurataiao.  Dr McAllister also has a degree in Marine Biology from the Victoria University of Wellington.

Brad Thomson

Graduate Environmental Advisor


Channell Thoms

Environmental Research Advisor

Kenya Calder

Graduate Environmental Advisor


Jemma Hardwick-Smith

Environmental Advisor

Deborah Hewett

Senior Environmental Advisor