Dr Moana Eruera

Consultant, Taupua Waiora Snr Research Fellow

Dr Moana Eruera M. Phil (Social Work), Registered Social Worker NZ, MANZASW, Tangata Whenua Social Worker Association (TWASWA) 

He uri tenei nō Ngāpuhi nui tonu, nō Ngāti Ruanui, nō Ngāti Rangiwewehi. 

Moana has more than 25 years experience in social and community work and and Iwi projects. She has published a number of articles and reports on indigenous social work and research. Her working career and vision has been spent committed to mokopuna/child safety and wellbeing, social work and social justice, human rights and the development of Maori and indigenous people. 

Moana is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Rangiwewehi whakapapa and Scottish/Irish descent lines. She is the eldest of 3 girls, proud Mother of 2 boys (and many other whanau she cares for) an active member of her whānau, hapu and iwi.