auntyPaulineBioPauline Hopa

Iwi:                  Ngāti Whatua: Ngāpuhi
Ngāti Hau, Te Uri Roroi, Te Taou
Pehiāweri, Reweti & Ōrākei


Pauline is the District Manager, Community Corrections – Tai Tokerau. She holds a Master of Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business – Māori Development from the University of Auckland, a Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching from Christchurch Teachers College.

Previous positions include; Manager Intervention Programmes – Corrections Central Region, District Manager/Registrar – Ministry of Justice Māori Land Court Tai Tokerau and National Operations Manager – Māori SIDS, University of Auckland. Pauline is also a Marriage Celebrant.

A kapa haka performer, tutor and administrator- Pauline is the Kaiarahi of Hātea Kapa Haka.

Pauline is happiest living and working in Tai Tokerau – “home is where the heart is”.