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Takutai Tarsh Kemp

Candidate for Tāmaki Makaurau

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Takutai Kemp ~ Tāmaki

Ko Piranui, ko Aorangi ngā maunga
Ko Waitotara, ko Hautapu, ko Moawhango rahi, ko Rangitikei
ngā awa
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Opaea, ko Moawhango, ko Winiata, ko Takirau ngā marae
No Ngā Rauru, nō Ngā Iwi Mokai Patea ko Ngāti
Tamakopiri, ko Ngāti Whitikaupeka, ko Ngāi Te Ohuake, ko
Ngāti Hauiti, ko Ngāti Paki, ko Ngāti Hinemanu, n ō Ngāti
Tuwharetoa ahau

With the many pōtae that I wear, including Tūmuaki of
Manurewa Marae, the health & well-being of our people is
Paramount for me and the kaimahi here at Manurewa
Marae. I have worked in Aotearoa’s Health sector for the
Past 20 years with extensive in Māori
Community, Youth Development, Māori Health Funding
And Planning roles.

My contribution to the hapori of South Auckland Hip
Hop/Dance was established through Sziah Dance
Academy from 2007 – 2015 as the Director. DDA support
and encourage young people to live their dreams through
Hip Hop. Dziah Dance Academy are nationally and
Internally recognised throughout the Hip Hop Dance World
as the first Aotearoa Hip Hip Dance Crew to represent us at the
World Hip Hop Champs in the USA.

Im currently a Governance Board Member for Whanau Ora
Commissioning Agency and the former Director of Hip Hop
International NZ and Hip Hop International South Pacific
Islands from 2014 – 2022.

“Ko ngā Rangatahi, ngā Rangatira o te nāianei. “ Our youth
are the leaders of today.

Rangatahi are a big part of my life and I am a firm believer
that our Rangatahi are the leaders of today. I will continue
to help grow unapologetic Rangatahi, working with and
alongside them, providing opportunities to dream and
make those dreams a reality. I will also continue to ignite
the fire they have within them to achieve and know that
anything is possible with hard work and commitment.

“I see you, I believe in you, I’ll fight for you”

“Because your magic, your magic people to me, your magic
people to me, hold your head up high let your voices fly,
we’re proud to be Māori”