imageedit_25_8847494699Joby Hopa

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

Joby’s strengths are his ability to initiate real communication, instigate motivation, instill confidence and self belief and maximise a sense of identity and pride utilising Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga. Joby is immersed in the practice of tikanga and kawa on a daily basis. The tenets of tika, pono and aroha underpin the dynamic mahi of the Marae and Joby believes they are pivotal to doing any mahi in our community.

Joby is the Relationship Manager for Pehiaweri Marae and is responsible for growing the relationships Pehiaweri has with external parties as well as enhancing the whanaungatanga of the Marae whānau. Joby is regularly invited to speak and present to School staff, Boards of Trustees, Early Childhood forums, community health, tertiary and sports forums. Joby has served four terms on the Board of North Haven Hospice. He is the Chair of the Waitangi Cultural Society Incorporated, the regional organisation that has oversight of kapa haka in Tai Tokerau. Joby is currently in his 5th term in this position.

Joby’s whānau lead Hātea Kapa Haka Trust and actively support local government and community events. Joby is also actively involved in Marae mahi and serves the Marae on the Taumata. Joby received his Bachelor of Education from the University of Auckland in 2009 – 2012 and a Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (2009 – 2011).