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Dr Hana O’Regan

General Manager of Oranga/Wellbeing, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Dr Hana O’Regan (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) is the General Manager of Oranga/Wellbeing for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Hana’s career has been largely focused on the areas of Māori language revitalisation and Māori educational achievement whilst also being an active advocate and driver for her own tribal language revitalisation strategy within Kāi Tahu.

Hana has previously held the position of lecturer at the University of Otago and management positions in the Māori Language Unit of Ngāi Tahu, and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, CPIT (now ARA).

Hana is also currently a New Zealand Fellow on the International Centre for Language Revitalisation, ICLR and a member of Ngā Kaituhono.

A proud mother of two children, Hana is committed to te reo in the home and intergenerational transmission of the language.