"Ka pu te ruha. Ka hao te rangatahi." When wisdom emerges, transformation occurs.
Toku maunga - Ko Putauaki
Toku awa - Ko Rangitaiki
Toku iwi - Ko Ngatiawa
Toku hapu - Ko Pahipoto
Nau mai, Haere mai. Greetings and Welcome I was born Māori as Jeanette Hinerangi Eruera (now Murphy), grand daughter of the late Eruera Riini Manuera, guardian of Putauaki and paramount chief of the Ngātiawa tribe.
I am the 20th direct descendant of Wairaka, daughter of Toroa, navigator of the Mataatua waka, one of the great seven canoes to arrive from Aotearoa, New Zealand from Hawaiiki.
I am married to Thomas William and we have two very wonderful children. We've also been blessed with two beautiful mokopuna, Reef Manaia and Nylah Ngahuia who fill our lives with spontaneous bouts of love, light and laughter.
From 2009-2011 I was the ICT Facilitator for PeaK-ICT Kawerau.
I am now an Instructional Designer for Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi in Whakatane.