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Current Fellows

New Zealand, Tuaropaki Trust

Mr. Eli Te Aati Toekeis currently studying for his Master of Arts endorsed in Indigenous Development at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Alongside his current studies, Mr. Toeke also serves as the Support and Communications Advisor for Rino Tirikatene, a Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tonga since April 2018. Before that he served as Support Staff (Kaiawhina) for the University of Otago’s Te Huka Matauraka (Maori Centre) from 2015 –2016. Mr. Toeke has a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), a Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Bioethtics and Health Law, all from the University of Otago.



Mr. Tahana Tippett currently works on Select Wealth Management/JMIS Investments Investment Team as a Financial Advisor and Director Assistant. Before his current posting, Mr. Tippett served in various positions at ASB Bank (North Wharf), including: Client Service Officer (Securities & Aegis); Customs Service Officer, Branch Host, and Personal Banker (Retail & Business Banking); and Commercial Banker and Maori Intern (Commercial, Corporate, and Rural). His government experience includes work with Statistics New Zealand, a public service department of New Zealand charged with the collection of statistics related to the economy, population and society of the country, where he worked as a Business Analyst. Mr. Tippett has a Bachelors in Business from AUT University and is an accredited Financial Adviser (Strategi Institute).