Cheryl Davies

Cheryl Davies, Ko Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti WehiWehi, Ngāti Mutunga o te Wharekauri oku iwi. Cheryl has managed the Tu Kotahi Māori Asthma and Research Trust - the first Māori asthma society in New Zealand - for over 23 years. Cheryl has worked alongside the University of Otago on a number of key research studies involving Māori communities over the past 20 years. One of these projects is He Tipu Manahau, a papakāinga housing project, a partnership between Wainuiomata marae and Kāinga Ora, Transpower, Meridian and He Kāinga Oranga to create a sustainable eco-housing development based around the marae to provide warm and healthy homes for the local community. It will incorporate a smart renewable energy microgrid to supply affordable power to residents.

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