Alumni Profiles

Arihia Tuoro

Arihia Tuoro

Poutama Trust


Arihia lives in Opotiki and has worked in travel and tourism for both the private and public sectors. This includes working for the Inbound Tour Operators Council, Māori Arts & Crafts Institute and United Travel. Arihia has also worked for a number of Māori development organisations including; Poutama Trust, Waipareira Trust, Manukau Urban Māori Authority and Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board.

Nowadays she works as a private contractor in areas such as human resources, economic development, health and social services. She is a member of the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and is a Local Government Councillor.

Arihia holds a Masters in International Business Management and has been awarded a New Zealand Scholarship for the Pacific Asia Travel Executive Programme.