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Tikanga Māori – it’s who we are


Ko wai mātou

Raniera McGrath

Moko Kauri Director

Te Rarawa, Muriwhenua, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu

Our founder, a champion of Te Reo o Te Hiku, merges profound expertise in Tā Moko with a passion for community building, education, and cultural advocacy.

  • Doctoral Scholarship
  • MA – Te Reo, First Class Honors
  • Te Panekiretanga o te reo
  • Grad dip – Teaching
  • BA – Te Reo Māori and Indigenous Development
  • BA – Māori visual arts

Maikio McGrath

Ringa tohu | Managing Director

Ngāpuhi, Te Hikutū

The managing force behind Moko Kauri, Maikio blends her rich educational background with innovative strategies in overseeing our diverse programs and initiatives.

  • MA Education First class honors – KKM philosophy
  • BA Teaching – Huarahi Māori

Dr. Fiona McGrath JP

Project Lead

As our Project Lead, Fiona navigates the realms of educational leadership, Kaupapa Māori research, and development, enriching our approaches and fostering Māori student achievement.

  • PhD – Indigenous Educational Leadership
  • MEMgt – Master in Educational Management
  • PGDipBus – Post Graduate Maori Business
  • DipTchg – Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
  • DipIT – Diploma of Information Technology
  • NDBE – National Diploma in Business Education

Zealand Cairns-McGrath


Injecting youthful exuberance into our team, Zealand meets all our administrative needs, ensuring the seamless functioning of our diverse initiatives and programs. 

Embrace the blend of heritage and innovation, respect and ambition, and tradition and transformation with Moko Kauri. Unlock the potential of your organisation where the past guides the future, and the spirit of collaboration leads to lasting success.

Ko rongo ki te pūtake, ko tū ki te ao.

Know your identity, stand tall in the world.