Our Team

He Toki Crew

Our He Toki crew work with the community and are committed to inspiring and developing themselves and others. 

Mathias Pitama

Apprenticeship Trust Manager

Mathias has several years’ experience in the construction industry and has mentored  trainees to enter the construction industry.

Mathias liaises with employers to place apprentices into the right employment for them.

Ariana Te Whetu

He Toki Projects Advisor

Ariana has experience is within tertiary education pathways and qualifications for Māori students. Her work at the University of Canterbury and Ara Institute of Technology involved supporting course achievement for Māori students. Ariana can provide advise  with your study options and career pathways.

Jay Hepi

Apprenticeship Trust Mentor

He uri no ngā hapū o Waikato/ Maniapoto, Ngā Paerangi me Kāti Wheke.

Jay has a background as a Health and Safety Advisor for Lyttelton Port Company with a strong background in Health and Safety in the Construction and Civil construction sectors. Jay’s father is a product of Rehua Marae and the Māori trade training from the mid 70’s.

Jay has come full circle supporting current apprentices and building a strong networks with the trade industries. Including business and potential kaimahi apprentices.