Name: Matetahatika (Mate) Samuels
Hapu Representitive for : Te Ngare
Occupation: Youth Mentor
What is your whakapapa? Grandparents and parents.
Ko Whakamarurangi raua ko Mere Hamiora oku matua tipuna.
No Ngāi Te Rangi māua.
I te taha o toku māmā ko Nelly Walters toku kuia.
No Te Rarawa ia.
Ko Herepete Toi Marsden toku koroua.
No Ngai Takoto ia.
Ko Materepo raua ko Marlene Samuels oku mātua.
Tokorua ōku tuahine.
Tokowha ōku tuakana.
Where did you grow up? And your fondest childhood memory.
I grew up on the beautiful Matakana Island.
My fondest memory is swimming at the wharf all summer.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
Just like my Dad.
What it is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
The greatest thing you can do for your children is love their mother.
One thing about you people would be surprised to know?
I made it into University with no previous qualifications(currently completing my Primary Teaching Degree).
What do you enjoy doing for leisure?
Mahi mo taku Hahi, Spending time with my wife and 5 children,Rugby,League and being a referee for the BOP Rugby Union.
What music do you currently have playing in your car?
The Manhattans,UB40,Israel Houghton.