Ko Nuku Mānia te maunga
Ko Orakaia te awa
Ko Te Waihora te hāpua
Ko Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe me Waitaha ngā iwi
Ko Moki te marae
Ko Taumutu te wāhi
Ko Liz Brown tōku ingoa.
Liz has worked in education across a number of fields, as a primary school teacher, a tertiary
lecturer, and for the Ministry of Education.
She is the Chairperson of Mātauraka Mahaanui, a Ngāi Tahu mandated advisory board to the
Ministry of Education, focussed on the regeneration of education in Greater Christchurch.
Mātauraka Mahaanui has a team of people supporting the inclusion of cultural narratives in the
design of Early Childhood Centres and schools, as well as in the curriculum.
She has held governance roles, as Te Taumutu’s representative on Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Ngāi
Tahu representative’s on the CPIT Council, and is a member of Te Waihora Co-Governance Board. Liz
is also the Chairperson of Te Taumutu Rūnanga.
Liz is currently the Deputy Assistant Vice Chancellor Māori at the University of Canterbury.