- Current students
- Under 25s
Te Pūkenga Executive Leadership Team comprises of Te Pūkenga Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executives.
Each Rohe (region) is led by a Regional Leadership Team (RLT), chaired by the Regional Co-Directors. We are part of Rohe 1, the Northern Rohe which is led by Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Toa Faneva.
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) leads Unitec, the SLT members are:
Prof Martin Carroll
Interim Operational Lead Unitec and MIT
Responsibilities: Academic Governance, Academic Services, Ako / Academic Centre, Programme Development, Academic Quality, Research, Digital Learning, NZQA Relations, In-work Training, Centres of Vocational Excellence
Director Māori Success
DCE Learner Experience and Success
Responsibilities: Priority Learner Groups, Learner Experience, Learning & Achievement, Learner Development, Learner Engagement, Secondary-Tertiary Pathways, Learner hardship support, Pastoral care.
Acting DCE People and Culture
Seulupe Falaniko Tominiko
Director Pasifika Success
Director Schools & Performance
Acting Head of Finance
Director Te Korowai Kahurangi
Digital Operational Lead, Rohe 1
The Senior Leadership Team is supported by:
Hare Paniora, MNZM
Hare comes from an educational background with 25 years’ experience as a principal of primary schools throughout the North Island. He also tutored at the Auckland College of Education as Senior Lecturer in Māori Studies for eight years. He joined Carrington Polytechnic in 1991 as Head of Centre Puukenga, before being appointed to his current position as Unitec’s Pae Arahi in 2002.
Hare is responsible for providing support and guidance for the institution in terms of tikanga Māori and bicultural issues. In addition to his institutional commitments, he continues to provide advice and support on Mātauranga Māori to a variety of educational establishment within the Auckland region.
Hare graduated with a Trained Teacher’s Certificate in 1962; was awarded the ‘Te Atakura’, Te Tohu Mātauranga Māori in 1989; and Te Taumata Runanga Award for contribution to education, social and community services in 2009. He maintains his role on Unitec’s Nursing Advisory Committee, Unitec Council and Runanga.
Hare was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of his services to Māori and education in the 2018 New Year's Honours List.