Ko Moehau, ko Maungakiekie ōku maunga
Ko Waihou, ko Waitamata ōku awa
Ko Tikapa, ko Waitamata ōku moana
Ko Ngati Whatua Orakei, ko Ngati Kiriwera ōku hapu
Ko Ngati Whatua, ko Ngati Tamatera ōku iwi
Ko Gina Kennings tōku ingoa
No Whangamatā ahau
Kia ora my name is Gina Kennings (Ngati Whatua Orakei, Ngati Tamatera) and I have been a trustee on the Whangamata Community Services Board since 2021. I have lived in Whangamata for 11 years with my husband and two children. I have been an educator for 24 years and taught in one of the local schools, Ōpoutere School for 7 years. I am currently a Cultural capabilities and educational facilitator for Poutama Pounamu, University of Waikato. I am also the director of Tōku Ara, a 10 week residential localised curriculum for Whangamatā Area School Year 10 students.
I am passionate about achieving positive outcomes for the health and wellbeing of Rangatahi Māori and whanau.