Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whakatōhea
Kawata is an author, translator and resource developer at HUIA. With all of these titles under his belt, Kawata works on everything from the conceptualisation of projects to translating picture books, writing blurbs and developing educational resources! After hearing about HUIA’s mahi through reputation and the kūmara vine, Kawata brought his passion for imparting his knowledge to the younger generations of tamariki to HUIA. He is also our resident singer, always leading our waiata and composing songs in his spare time.