Aotearoa, New Zealand


my mahi

My early years in rural Aotearoa established a deep grounding in what it is to be an active member and contributor to the New Zealand peoples and places - something I hold true to in all of my social innovation and design pursuits.

My mahi spans social innovation & design thinking with particular passions for iwi  & community development, evaluation & strategy, central and local government and experiential education. 



“Rangimarie has always located what she does within a larger human and environmental world as a matter of course. It is as if it has become a part of her nature, or a default response, for Rangimarie to think about these larger issues and to connect herself with others... She sees herself as just a small part of a bigger ecosystem”


Masters of Arts (MA)
First Division, Anthropology
The University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts (BA Comb. Hons.)
First Class Combined Honours, Anthropology & Maori Studies
The University of Otago



Leadership Dev.

First Nations' Futures Program
An indigenous collaboration to explore integrated solutions for First Nation's issues. Included placements at Stanford, Hawai’i and NZ. Stanford University, Kamehameha Schools, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Asia-Pacific Leadership Program
9-month placement to explore regional development over 10-50yrs. East-West Centre, University of Hawai’i