Cassidy Temese

Pou Whirinaki Māori

Ko Kakepuku te maunga.

Ko Waipā te awa.

Ko Tainui te waka.

Ko Kahotea te Marae.

Ko Ngāti Maniapoto te Iwi.

Ko Cassidy Temese tēnei.

Cassidy is passionate about creating meaningful relationships between people and our taiao (environment), holistic approaches towards health and wellbeing, and providing a voice for vulnerable communities.He is a current student at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, studying Finance and Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga. Cassidy grew up rural on a dairy farm not far from Hamilton, and has lived within the Waikato his whole life. He is currently the Vice-President Māori on the Waikato Student Union Board, and brings experience from numerous governance boards and committees while studying at Waikato. Cassidy has interned with a top tier professional services firm, and has also contributed to one of his tribal affiliation entities, Waikato-Tainui, through academic research. Cassidy brings to Seed Waikato, a fresh approach to governance and experience in working alongside Mana Whenua and the wider community.