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Maria is the GM of Haka Accommodation Group, looking after a growing network of 7 properties across Aotearoa. Maria is based in Rotorua but is often traversing the country seeing our properties in both islands as well as time at our Auckland head office. Maria has had a stella career with Haka so far starting off as a Lodge Manager in Taupo, being promoted to our first ever Operations Manager role and now the GM of the entire accommodation group! Maria’s iwi is Te Arawa.
Eru is our cultural advisor and the purpose of his role is to enhance the cultural capability of our Haka Tourism Group staff and to ensure our tours and services are an example of cultural best practice. Eru is also responsible for providing cultural best practice policies, Te Reo language skills, developing a scholarship for future Māori Tour Managers as well as a cultural development programme across the Haka Tourism Group. We love Eru's passion, his impressive knowledge of tikanga Māori and his ability to engage all staff across the Haka Tourism Group.