Huia joined Ka Pai Kai Rotorua in June 2018. A senior Manager for Te Papa Atawhai Department of Conservation, she has significant experience working in hapū and Iwi, community, corporate and international organisations. She brings to the Ka Pai Kai team a background in communications, Māori media, advocacy and policy. Huia’s work focusses on matauranga Māori, kaitaikitanga and traditional knowledge in conservation and biodversity. It has enabled her to travel extensively and work in the Pacific on traditional knowledge projects and sustainable harvest practices. Her passion for local, traditional and seasonal kai sees her advocating for food sovereignty and food security encouraging whānau to have access to nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life to restore the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical wellness of whānau.