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Deborah Mahuta-Coyle

Working in the commercial sector, politics, or Te Ao Maori (The Maori world) growing relationships based on understanding, openness and trust is crucial. Deborah believes this is encapsulated in the whakatauki: He hono tangata e kore e motu; ka pa he taura waka e motu - Unlike a canoe rope, a human bond cannot be severed.

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Deborah joined BRG from the Energy sector.  As Communications Manager for PEPANZ she had a strong working relationship with a wide range of companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production.

Before that Deborah had extensive experience in Parliament, both in Government and Opposition.  She worked as a Press Secretary and Communications Manager including for Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Helen Clark.

Her tribal affiliations are Waikato-Tainui and Pakeha. This whakapapa coupled with her professional and political experience gives her a unique perspective of all of these worlds.

Deborah says that working in the commercial sector, politics, or Te Ao Maori (The Maori world) growing relationships based on understanding, openness and trust is crucial.  She believes this is encapsulated in the whakatauki: He hono tangata e kore e motu; ka pa he taura waka e motu - Unlike a canoe rope, a human bond cannot be severed.

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