Cushla Tangaere‑ManuelMP for Ikaroa‑Rāwhiti

Cushla Tangaere‑Manuel

MP for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti

Spokesperson for Tourism and Hospitality, Forestry, Cyclone Recovery

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Meet Cushla Tangaere‑Manuel

I am equally confident on the Marae and in the boardroom, currently serving on boards for Kura Kaupapa Maori, Iwi radio and the NZ Amateur Sports Association.

I am an inspirational leader who creates strong vision. As CEO of Ngati Porou East Coast Rugby Union I harnessed the uniqueness of the region, raising the Union’s profile, attracting investment, building a new office facility – positively impacting whanau through development on and off the field.

I am an advocate for whanau wellness, and have worked as a Kohanga Reo Kaiako, voluntary youthworker, and wananga facilitator across Aotearoa. The insights from these roles ignited my passion for better outcomes for whanau, from education and employment, to health and housing.

A strong communicator with a background in the media – I am no stranger to telling our stories.

Once I commit I follow through and deliver. I’m all in.