Individuals, groups and organisations we have worked with.

Our experience


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Iwi organisations

• Te Runanga o Rangitāne o Wairua Trust

• Whaikaha

• Whaioranga Trust

Government Agencies


• Department of Conservation

• Department of Internal Affairs

• Independent Children’s Monitor

• Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

• Ministry of Social Development

• Local Government New Zealand

• New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

• New Zealand Transport Agency

• Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

• Office of the Ombudsman

• Oranga Tamariki

• Parliamentary Counsel Office

Local Government

• Horowhenua District Council

• Let’s Get Wellington Moving


• South Wairarapa District Council

• Wellington City Council


• Auckland DHB

• Auckland Regional Dental Services

• Auckland Regional Public Health Service

• Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

• Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

• Bay of Plenty DHB

• Capital and Coast DHB

• Chelsea Hospital

• Counties Manukau DHB

• Counties Manukau Health Research and Development Team

• Feilding Health Care

• Fisher n Paykel Healthcare

• Habit Rehabilitation

• Hawke’s Bay DHB

• Health Care NZ

• Health Promotion Agency

• Kōkiri Hauora

• Lakes DHB

• Manaaki Ora Trust

• Manaia PHO

• Mental Health and Credentialing Service Auckland

• National Disabled Students' Association

• Ngāti Porou Hauora

• Northland DHB

• Nuku Ora

• Ranolf Street Pharmacy

• Rotorua Area Primary Health Services

• Tairāwhiti DHB

• Taranaki DHB

• Te Taitokerau Trust PHO

• Wairarapa DHB

• Waitematā DHB

• Well Health PHO

• Whaiora

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• Buddle Findlay

• Crown Law

• Crown Prosecutors

• Dentons Kensington Swan

• Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law

• Employment Law Committee of the Wellington Branch of the Law Society

• Employment Lawyers Group

• Judge Andru Isaac

• Judge Carter

• Kāhui Legal

• Karen Feint QC

• Kate Sheppard Chambers

• Kayes Fletcher Walker

• Legal Executives New Zealand

• Legal Government Network

• Madison

• Matthew Goodwin

• MinterEllisonRuddWatts

• Rachael Ennor

• Russell McVeagh

• Succeed Legal

• Thorndon Chambers

• Whāia Legal

• Wotton & Kearney




• Financial Services Complaints Ltd

• New Ground Capital


• Urban Plus

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• Amnesty


• OutLine

• Red Cross

• Scouts

• Te Puna Ora o Mataatua Charitable Trust

Education & Keynote Presentations

• Eastern Institute of Technology

• Massey University Students Association

• NZ Aids Foundation

• NZ Dental Association

• NZ Students Association

• NZ Vision & Hearing Conference

• Practice Managers & Administration Association of NZ Conference

• Rotorua Girls High’ School

• Springboard Trust

• Tāne Ora Conference

• Te Ao Mārama Māori Dentists Association

• Tū Kaha Conference

• Te Pūtake

• Victoria University Students Association

• Well Child Tamariki Ora Conference

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Engineering & IT

• Aurecon

• Engineering NZ

• Fingo

• Inhabit Group

• Internet NZ

• Maltbys

• Microsoft

• ScreenGuild/Safe

• Social Good

• Stephenson & Turner

Emergency Services

• Fire and Emergency New Zealand

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• CentrePort

• Transport Accident Investigation Commission


• Port Nicholson Fisheries Ltd


• Bunnings

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• New Zealand Black Ferns Sevens Team


• Kia Mau Festival 2019

• Toi Pōneke

• Toi Whakaari

Broadcasting & television

• Broadcasting Standards Authority

• Digital Media Trust

• Local Democracy Reporters

• New Zealand Film Commission

• New Zealand on Air

• New Zealand on Screen


• NZ Film Commission

• Radio New Zealand


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Private & individuals

• Caroll/Tipoki Whānau

• Kay Parish

• Powerco

• Russian Commercial Fishing Company

• Sinead Donelly and colleagues

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• FishServe

• Goodman Fielder


• Antipodes

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Aperahama is a really good tutor, especially given the additional constraints of teaching over zoom – patient, encouraging and knowledgeable. I like how the course focused on specific things we could easily incorporate into our working lives, and also had content on tikanga and other things beyond Te Reo as purely a language.


I really got a lot out of it, it also stirred up a fair few emotions I suppose unexpectantly. I was pretty upset to be honest, still can’t quite believe it. I have been a few talks along these lines over the years, I think this one ‘hit the spot’, prob due to timing more than anything, and of course you did a bloody good job. You bought in the history with evidence and made it all sensible and palpable…As I said, I was a bit upset after your talk, not that I was ashamed of any racist tendencies I have (which I know I do have as you say), but more the impacts of colonialism and racism were / are far closer to home than I’d realised or perhaps thought about.

Fertility Associates

I just wanted to let you know how much we’re enjoying the classes. I did a Te Reo class many years ago where it felt a bit forced and so I didn’t retain much of it. I really like your relaxed style, which keeps us moving and learning at a good pace. And the games are hilarious. Miharo!

Crown Law

Thank you so much for this morning’s class, I’ve had lots of positive feedback from the team already! General consensus is that they loved it; it’s brilliant to have an opportunity to come together as a team for some fun and learning, and also doing something where we’re all at the same stage together.

Wellington City Council

Kia ora Hone, I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the course yesterday I attended here in the Education Centre. I did not think it would bring up any emotions but had tears a couple of times which surprised me. I have come back to the office after the training and told EVERYONE in the team who hasn't attended to attend the course. One of our staff is registered for May. The course was very well run, informative and interesting not to mention thought provoking, and inspiring me to be a better person. Thank you again, keep on doing your amazing mahi!

Bay of Plenty DHB

Your facilitation was compassionate, intelligent, informed, unapologetic, immovable yet respectful and awkward for participants – loved it! Especially appreciated the opportunity for open conversations and invitation to get comfortable in the uncomfortable because good stuff happens there when conversations are respectful.

Oranga Tamariki

I recently attended L1 of Hone’s workshop at North Shore Hospital in the context of my community counselling role at Harbour Hospice. It was transformative for myself, and for others who have attended from our team – kia ora!

Marie Edwards

Kia ora Api. Thank you very much for all of your work - you have contributed so much to our mahi and to what we are trying to represent.

Independent Children’s Monitor

I found your competency training to be extremely thought provoking, informative and challenging. Given my teams direct interaction with the above legislation and our duty to include our communities in our plan development and decision-making processes I think it would be invaluable for us to undertake your competency training as a team.

Wellington City Council

I was part of the Engaging with Maori session today at North Shore and I was completely in awe of Hone and the way the session was delivered in such a passionate, engaging and encouraging manner. I came home sharing it with my partner and mum, and how I wished everyone would get a chance to experience this session.

Joanne Wong
Engaging-Well - leading toward cultural intelligence in order to engage effectively with Māori. Engaging-Well services, Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Cultural Competence, Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori, Mentoring & Advice and Māori Performing Arts.
Engaging-Well - leading toward cultural intelligence in order to engage effectively with Māori. Engaging-Well services, Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Cultural Competence, Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori, Mentoring & Advice and Māori Performing Arts.
Engaging-Well - leading toward cultural intelligence in order to engage effectively with Māori. Engaging-Well services, Te Tiriti O Waitangi, Cultural Competence, Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori, Mentoring & Advice and Māori Performing Arts.
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