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Bianca Elkington

Panel member

GM Education and Employment, Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira with a strong passion for and experience in the innovation of education. Bianca has been raised in her community of Takapuwahia and has used this experience to challenge the status quo of education; her drive to disrupt the current model of education comes from her own story in the school system and strong belief that change is now.

Bianca is currently a PhD candidate at Victoria University looking at the impact iwi education hubs have on Māori achievement. She is passionate about promoting positive outcomes for Māori in education by looking closely at where learning happens.

 “My intention has always been to work in a space that allows a greater voice for Māori whānau in education. I saw iwi-led in education hubs as a way to do this effectively and in a way that work for the community.”