Ko Hiwi Tauroa te kaiwhakahaere o te rōpū tuatahi i te tau 1984. Ko te tino kaupapa, ko te whakahaerenga o nga kōrero whakawhitinga i waenganui i ngā iwi Māori me ngā tāngata o Haina. I whakamanatia te rōpū Chin-Māo ki te tūranga kore utu i te tau 2002, kia pikau tonutia i ōnā wawata.
I tautokongia a Pat, te hoa rangatira a Hiwi, i ōna mahi katoa. I whakauhi ana rāua i ngā apāranig whakawhitinga nō Haina. I ēnei rā, ko ngā kaiwhakahaere, me ngā kaitautoko o te rōpū Chin-Māo, ko ngā tamariki o Hiwi rāua ko Pat.
Hiwi Tauroa - Te Whakaruruhau
Edward Te Rangihiwinui (Hiwi) Tauroa CMG - better known as Hiwi Tauroa was born in Okaiawa, Taranaki and is of Nga Puhi, Ngati Kahu and Ngai Tahu descent. He was educated at Waima and Okaiawa Primary Schools and Hawera Technical High School and later attended Massey University, graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor in Agricultural Science, one of only two Māori, at that time, to achieve the qualification. He graduated as a teacher from Ardmore Training College. Hiwi embarked on a career as a secondary school teacher and in 1965 became vice-principal, then Principal at Wesley College in 1969 - the first Māori to hold that position.
I whānau mai a Patricia Tauroa (nee Wilson) ki Otangaroa. I kuraina ia i te Otangaroa Native School, te Kaeo Primary School me te Kaeo District High School. I akona ia ki Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau, me Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa. I whāi tohu ia kia ahei ia kia whakaako i te reo Māori ki te Kāreti o Wesley me te Kāreti o Tuakau. I mahi hoki ia ki roto i te whare pukapuka, me te kaiwhakahaere o te toa kai.
Ko Danny te mātāmua o ngā tamariki o Hiwi rāua ko Pat, tēnā, inaiānei ko ia te Heamana tuarua o Chin-Māo e kawe ana i ngā mahi o ōna mātua. He kaimahi o mua ia ki te Waiuku Steel Mill, ā muri i tēnā, i tae ai ia ki ngā mahi rangatira i roto i te New Zealand Probation Service (NZPS), kia hapaitia, kia tohutohua i ngā rangatahi hunga hara. Panui Tonu