Puamiria Parata-Goodall has a blend of talents including event management, cultural expertise, museum know-how and a passion for Māori performing arts. She describes the Arts Centre rebuild and redevelopment as an amazing opportunity to reinvigorate Christchurch’s taonga and breathe life back into its cultural heart.
As the Director of Te Pākura Ltd, Puamiria managed the local operations for the 2015 Te Matatini national kapa haka competition held in Christchurch plus the Māori component of the opening of the Cricket World Cup 2015.
In addition she has been closely involved in the establishment of Te Pā o Rākaihautū, a new special character school in Christchurch. A self-confessed kapa haka freak, Puamiria performs, tutors and leads several kapa haka teams and initiatives.