gai Tuahuriri Kaumatua kapa haka, 2015 Kaumatua Kapa haka Festival Te Papa, Wellington
Photo supplied by Puamiria Parata-Goodall

Project Consultants

Jo Petrie

Jo is a communications specialist and collaborator with a communications and advertising background. She a current consultant for the Justice and Emergency Services Precinct project and works with a number of private and public sector clients on engaging with Iwi Māori. Jo works with Māori groups delivering communication solutions and project management. She has worked within numerous multi-national advertising agencies in Sydney as an Art Director. Notable campaigns were for Cannon throughout South East Asia and Road Safety Victoria. She has a Fine Arts degree from Canterbury University. Jo is passionate about Ngāi Tahutanga and Te Reo Māori.

Keri Whaitiri

Keri is the current Matapopore Project Manager for the Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct, the 3.2km river corridor stretching between the Antigua Boat Sheds and the Avon Loop.  In this role, Keri liaises between Matapopore and CERA (now Ōtākaro Limited) to realise Mana Whenua engagement in the various areas of this precinct.
Previously, Keri has worked as an Architect and tertiary educator.  Over the years, she has diversified her practice by incorporating installation art, jewellery and landscape design.  She holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), a Master of Arts (Hons) specialising in Film, Television and Media Studies and has increasingly integrated kaupapa Māori into her studies and work ethic.