Te Puia | NZ Māori Arts & Crafts Institute (NZMACI) has appointed Jenha Phillips as its new marketing and communications manager, starting on October 30.
Jenha is joining Te Puia | NZMACI from Scion, the Crown Research Institute for Forestry, where she was the marketing and communications manager.
She has previously worked with Te Puia | NZMACI in various capacities since 2012 when she was communications manager at regional tourism organisation Rotorua NZ. Since then, she has also worked with the organisation as a client at Shine PR and then with Phillips Group.
Jenha says she is excited to reconnect with the team and to join the tourism sector again.
“I’ve always felt closely connected with Te Puia | NZMACI. One of the last pieces of work I did for NZMACI a few years ago was interviewing all the tumu (heads of schools), pouako (tutors) and tauira (students) for profiles. I was in awe of their personal stories, their love of the mahi and learning.
“It is an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to join the team in-house for the first time. I look forward to creating closer relationships, deeper understanding and to share stories that preserve, promote, and perpetuate Māori culture.”
Te Puia | NZMACI general manager sales and marketing Sean Marsh says we know that our stories, conservation projects, and perpetuation of knowledge through education at Te Puia | NZMACI resonate deeply with manuhiri and locals alike. Jenha joining Te Puia in-house comes at a perfect time as it is more important now than ever that we share the full extent of our contribution towards hapū, iwi, local community, and nation on the global stage.