Ngatokoa Tikitau is our Kaiwhakamōkihi/Ranger for Haumanuhia te Hononga Taiao. This is a partnership programme between Te Korowai o Ngāruahine and the Taranaki Mounga Project.
With whakapapa across ngā iwi o Taranaki and Rarotonga, Ngatokoa thrives in all aspects of his mahi. He enjoys engaging with other groups in the taiao space and loves working for his Ngaruahine rohe.
His days are different from walking the hills servicing traps through to continually engaging with the wairua of our mounga and all our awa.
What drives him is his tamariki and fiancè. They inspire him to reconnect with koro Taranaki to ensure they know their whakapapa and to help build pathways in the taiao space for our kids and future generations.
“It is an honour to work for our mounga to restore him back to his true glory.”
Ngatokoa is also currently studying towards his NZ Certificate in Pest Operations Level 3 from Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT).