Name: Charlie Tawhiao (Chairman)
Age: Tua atu i te 21!
Hapu Representitive for: Ngai Tuwhiwhia
What is your whakapapa? Grandparents and parents.
Nā Taukiri (John) Tawhiao rāua ko Heeni Tawhiao māua ko tōku tuahine i whāngai. Nā Tukapa Harawira rāua ko Hinemotu Paama ahau i whānau mai.
Where did you grow up? And your fondest childhood memory.
I tipu ake kei Kaingaroa Forest. I whakatā mātou i ngā wā hārarei ki Torere (koirā te papkāinga o tōku whaea) me Matakana i te taha o ōku kaumātua a Te Whana raua ko Te Paeroa.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
What it is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuoho koe me he maunga teitei.
One thing about you people would be surprised to know?
Ka tae au ki te te rima tekau tau, kātahi ka tīmata ki te ako ki te kōrero Māori.
What do you enjoy doing for leisure?
Nā te maha hoki o āku mahi mō taku whānau, mō taku hapū, mō taku iwi, me kī, kua pau katoa tōku kaha.
What music do you currently have playing in your car?
“Hokia” by Tigerhour