Ki te taha matua no Rarotonga - Ko Tupangaia me Napa nga whanau. He whangai hoki ahau a Hakopa Whiripo, he uri na Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Kearoa, Ngati Tuara me Ngai Tuhoe.
He ihu hupe a Jade na Moa raua ko Reremoana Tipene. Ko Tangihaere tona whaea.
Kua homai ma matou o Te poari hei kawe i nga manako o Ngai Tai. Ko te whainga ko nga taumata tiketike hei pai oranga mo te iwi. Nga makurutanga o aroha ki runga i a tatou.
A father of six Jade is married to Mihi TeRina of Tuhoe, Whakatohea, and Ngati Mahuta.
Jade's career has been focussed in the education, IT, and service sectors. He has held senior management positions in Te Wananga o Aotearoa and the NZ correspondence school. He brings skills in policy, IT, project management, strategy, and youth mentoring. He has been on and worked with church, school and tertiary institution governance boards. He is a Waikato Uni BMS graduate and a staunch chiefs and All Blacks fan.
Jade is a BMS graduate from Waikato University; Maori Resource Management is his specialty area.
His passion is people, business and moving people forward to a better place for their whanau. He loves fishing, reading, community gardening and currently plays in a reggae band. His nanny Lily and nana pop Moa Stevens nurtured him on the traditions and history of our tribes, from infancy, through karakia, waiata, korero, hui and our Christian faith.
Jade wants Ngai Tai to keep the board, staff and Ngai Tai tangata daily in your karakia. He is prepared to work hard for Ngai Tai and to keep focus clearly on the future of our tamariki and mokopuna.
“Our successes will be yours; your successes will be ours.”
Jade Pounamu Stevens