Joyce Eparaima

Ngāti Hineuru | Ngāti Tūwharetoa | Ngāi Tūhoe | Ngāti Porou

Whānau | Skills | Hobbies

Joyce is a Hastings based Trustee. She has four children and seventeen mokopuna.

Joyce has had a variety of careers, though she speaks most fondly of her time in education.

Her hobbies include whakapapa, and spending time with whānau and friends.

Why did you want to be a Trustee of Hineuru Iwi Trust?

Joyce became a trustee to help fulfil the dreams and aspirations our tūpuna had for Hineuru.

What advice would you give to those interested in becoming a trustee of Hineuru Iwi Trust?

Time can become a big factor in people’s decision to be a trustee. Time away from your whānau, and taking time off work. One must be prepared for the backlash that comes with the role. However, despite the hurdles, it is very rewarding working with people who only want the best for Hineuru. The more you learn about Hineuru History the more you want to right the wrongs that happened to our people. Mai Hineuru mō  Hineuru.”