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Marie (Greaves) Farquhar


Ngāti Kahu

Ko Maungataniwha te Maunga
Ko Tokarau te Moana
Ko Mamaru te Waka
Ko Parata te tangata rongonui
Ko Kahutianui te Whaea Tupuna
Ko Ngati Kahu te Iwi
Ko Te Moho te Awa
Ko Parapara te Marae
Ko Te Manawa o Ngati Tara te Whare Tupuna
Ko Takapuna te Urupa
Ko Parapara te Mana Whenua

Marie Farquhar was born and raised in Murupara and strongly links with Tūhoe.  Marie has held positions with Ministry of Health including Senior Portfolio Manager Mental Health and Addictions, with her most current role being Programme Delivery Manager, Te Hunga Rangatahi, a Pilot Programme in Otaki. 

Marie has more than 30 years of experience in administration, initiating, managing and financial monitoring of projects from inception to completion. She has a wealth of public and private sector experience in financial management, project management, procurement and contact/relationship management and project report writing. Marie is widely recognized for her professionalism, process, goal and task orientation and her adeptness in managing complex relationships both internally and externally.

Marie is passionate about evidencing Māori achievement and success, having spent 5 years within Te Puni Kōkiri as Senior Advisor, Whānau Ora Action Research Programme. She works diligently to build, develop and facilitate relationships and engagement across sectors, systems, organisations and people to ensure the best services for Māori. Marie is also passionate about Social Services, Health Workforce Development/Recruitment and Retention particularly in our rural rohe.

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