Hūhana Lyndon, a daughter of the North, her roots, life and career are firmly grounded in Te Tai Tokerau.

As a single mother raising 3 daughters, Hūhana is an advocate for the advancement of He Whakaputanga me Te Tiriti o Waitangi with the Crown, Local Government and community on behalf of hapū and iwi.

Hūhana has a diverse career portfolio in health, education and primary industries at operational and governance levels. Hūhana has stood twice in Local Government Elections.

As CEO of Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust while working with Billion Trees, implemented a mānuka plantation training programme that saw 640ha of mānuka planted by Ngāti Hine trainees. She also implemented cadetships into the Trust’s Kiwifruit Orchards. Hūhana secured research funding for the development of the first Indigenous Forestry Transition Plan for the 5600ha of the Trust’s corpus underpinned by mātauranga o Ngāti Hine.

As CEO of Ngātiwai Trust Board she leads the iwi’s strategy for the protection of taonga on land and sea underpinned by WAI 262. Hūhana takes a collaborative leadership approach which was demonstrated in the Ngātiwai and Ngāti Hine COVID-19 response – tiaki tangata, whenua, me te moana.

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