Meet the Kaunihera

Executive

Chairperson – Gail Ambler, chairperson@hockey.maori.nz

Treasurer – Tracy Edmonds, treasurer@hockey.maori.nz

Secretary / IT Mgr – Ethan Hohneck, secretary@hockey.maori.nz

Content & Communications Mgr – Tania Ambrosius, media@hockey.maori.nz

Kaumatua & Patron

Kaumatua – Kahu Ripia & Joy Ripia

Patron – Shelley Hiha

 

Contact us – info@hockey.maori.nz


Rohe Delegates

Te Taitokerau – Margi Kay & Duncan Anderson, margikay@xtra.co.nz

Tairawhiti – Dallas Kerr, dallasdb@hotmail.com

Tamaki Makaurau – Dave Kasoof & Elizabeth Hanham, haupoi.tamakimakaurau@gmail.com

Waiariki – Aroha Thompson & Jordan Edmonds, aroha.dt@xtra.co.nz

Waikato-Maniapoto – Amanda Waitere & Jarrod Thorne, secretary@wmh.maori.nz

Takitimu – Rachael Downs & Lisa Bishop, haupoi.takitimu@gmail.com

Tai Uru – Diana Kawana & Dylan Kiriona, taiuruhaupoimaori@gmail.com

Te Waipounamu – Tania Ambrosius & Sioux Morgan, twphockey.maori@gmail.com

Coaches and Managers

 

Senior Wāhine
Coach – Tina Bell-Kake (ends Oct 2026)

Manager – Racheal Downs

Junior Wāhine U21
Coach – Courtney Phillips (ends Oct 2025)

Assistant Coach – Tuhia Hohepa (Oct 2025)

Manager – Kate Cooper

Senior Tāne
Coach – Mark Kake (ends Oct 2026)

Assistant Coach – Sam Hewett

Manager – Ethan Hohneck

Junior Tāne U21
Coach – David Hayes (ends Oct 2026)

Assistant – Harley Kopa

Manager – Jordan Edmonds

2024 NZMH Tournament Officials

Administration

Martin Glossip  – Ōtepoti, Te Waipounamu, 2022/23/24 (Tournament Director

David Tomlinson  – Tai Uru, 2023/24 (Umpires Mgr)


Colin French – Tamaki Makaurau, TD

David Oakley – Tamaki Makaurau

Our Mission Statement

The Mission Statement of NZ Maori Hockey is to provide a healthy environment for all associated with NZ Maori Hockey via:

  • Vision – To realize the potential, excellence & success of NZ Maori Hockey
  • Values – To nurture tikanga Maori & whanaungatanga
  • Strategic Direction – To promote and develop all aspects of NZ Maori Hockey
  • Key Measures – To measure key performance outcomes

Aims

The Aims of New Zealand Maori Hockey (Te Haupoi Maori o Aotearoa) are:

  1. To provide all players with the opportunity to excel and develop to their potential.
  2. To offer the widest opportunities for all to participate at the highest level in Hockey.
  3. To provide a healthy social environment for all associated with Maori Hockey.
  4. To encourage all aspects of Maoritanga – (karakia, karanga, korero, waiata, haka, whanaungatanga) in accordance with the Treaty of Waitangi.

Objectives

The Objectives of New Zealand Maori Hockey (Te Haupoi Maori o Aotearoa) are:

  1. To provide an opportunity for every one
    of Maori ancestry interested in playing hockey, irrespective of age, ability or gender.
  2. To allow all Maori to participate in hockey while increasing awareness of their cultural background.
  3. To provide opportunities and encourage participation in all aspects of hockey.
  4. To encourage the development of hockey throughout Aotearoa for all Maori.
  5. Each Rohe hosts the National Maori Hockey Tournament in a sequential order.
  6. To promote National and International Maori Hockey competition within Aotearoa: 
    • controlling National Maori Hockey tournaments and other similar competitions
    • provide the Maori teams with the opportunity to compete in Aotearoa or overseas.
  7. To administer and implement the affairs of New Zealand Maori Hockey (Te Haupoi Maori o Aotearoa).
  8. To be the Court of Appeal as provided under Rule 24.2.

Tūtaki ki te Kaunihera

NZ_Maori_Hockey_Gail Ambler

Gail Ambler

Chairperson

Te Taitokerau – Northland

Ethan Hohneck

Secretary / IT Manager

Waikato-Maniapoto 

Tracy Edmonds

Treasurer

Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāti Porou

Waiariki (Orig) 1992/99 Tāmaki Makaurau 2000/23. 

Kahu Ripia

NZMH Kaumatua

Joy Ripia

NZMH Kaumatua

Tania Ambrosius

Content & Media Mgr / Delegate

Te Waipounamu – South Island – Tasman Bay, Canterbury, Otago

Sioux Morgan

Delegate

Te Waipounamu – South Island – Tasman Bay, Canterbury, Otago

Margi Kay

Delegate

Te Taitokerau – Northland

Duncan Anderson

Delegate

Te Taitokerau – Northland

Elizabeth Hanham

Delegate

Tamaki Makaurau – Auckland, North Harbour

Dave Kosoof

Delegate

Tamaki Makaurau – Auckland, North Harbour

Jarrod Thorne

Delegate

Waikato-Maniapoto – Waikato King Country

Amanda Waitere

Delegate

Waikato-Maniapoto – Waikato King Country

Aroha Thompson

Delegate

Waiariki – Bay of Plenty 

Jordan Edmonds

Delegate

Waiariki – Bay of Plenty 

Dallas Kerr

Delegate

Tairāwhiti – East Coast, Wairoa

Diana Kawana

Delegate

Tai Uru – Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua

Dylan Kiriona

Delegate

Tai Uru – Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua

Rachael Downs

Delegate

Tākitimu – Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington

Lisa Bishop

Delegate

Tākitimu – Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa, Wellington

Shelley Hiha

Patron

Margaret Hiha

NZMH Founder Est.1992

(1934-2020) Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa