Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Waikato-Ngāti Maniapoto
Rangi has a strong interest on how to fit today’s environment into Tikanga Maori whenever the opportunity arises. This is achieved based on the knowledge and traditions handed down from his elders of Tūhoe and through the upskilling gained through being tertiary educated at Auckland, Waikato and Massey Universities.
Rangi also has a keen interest in ensuring that Te Tiriti o Waitangi is promoted throughout his daily association with the communities that he serves - in his role as a member of the Manurewa Local Board. Rangi also stood as the Māori Party candidate for the Tāmaki-Makaurau electorate at the 2017 election.
Rangi is married and has six children and five mokopuna.