TAU KŌURA PROJECT
Nicole currently works as an Environmental Coordinator for the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board. In this role, she works on a number of environmental initiatives that aim to maintain and enhance the health and wellbeing of Taupō Waters.
Nicole has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waikato following her Diploma in Marine Science with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
During her studies, Nicole worked with a local iwi driven research group, Manaaki Te Awanui, aiding in assessments of kaimoana and working with local hapū. After university, Nicole gained a graduate position at a consultancy firm, Boffa Miskell Ltd., as an ecologist and kaiaho of the Te Hihiri team.
Through her mahi, Nicole has gained valuable experience in marine and freshwater environments as well as working with and understanding the like-minded yet diverse views of tangata whenua.