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Derek Tahata

School Leaver - Student

  • Tolaga Bay, Tolaga Bay East Coast
  • +64 211737944


I moved from South Auckland to live in Tolaga Bay in 2015 and whakapapa to Tolaga Bay, Ruatoria and Tikitiki, East Coast. I am a current school leaver, finishing Year 13 in 2015 with levels 1, 2 and 3 some gained with Merit and Excellence, I am quick at maths and english and am interested in business entrepreneur. I am looking at studying Bachelor of Business Studies, correspondence through EIT Hawkes Bay.  I am currently a Surf Life Saving Guard with Uawa Tiaki Tai - Tolaga Bay Surf Life Saving Club and have my VHF (very high frequency) radio license, which one needs to drive the IRB lifesaving boats. I regulary surf with the advanced surfing/boardriders/papatai group through Uawa Tiaki and am involved with the Tolaga Bay Youth Advisory Group, held every Friday night at the Tolaga Bay Rescue Centre and am one of the main group leaders assistant. Currently a member of the waka ama crew, Uawa Tiaki Tai - Hinekura - J19 Uawa Hauiti and Uawa Tiaki Tai - Hinekura - J16/J19 Uawa Takirau who travelled to Kaipiro, Cambridge for regionals. I performed kapa haka for Nga Taiohi a Hauiti (Tolaga Bay Area School - 2015 and currently with Te Aitanga a Hauiti Ki Uawa (Adult kapa haka) since 2014 and performed at Matatini South Island in March, 2015.


NCEA level 3

Tolaga Bay Area School
Mar 2015Dec 2015

Some credits passed with Merit and Excellence

Year 13

NCEA Levels 1 and 2

Kia aroha college - te whanau o tupuranga - CLOVER PARK, SOUTH AUCKLAND
Jan 2011Sep 2014

Some credits passed with Merit and Excellence

Year 9 to 12

Work History

Takanini, mcdonalds
Sep 2014Mar 2015

Cash handling, eftpos, preparation of food, clean stations, customer service.


Mihi Kutia -  +64 210357747

Kaitiki Tari - Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence

Padre (Willie) Gray -  +062140999 

Padre - Te Aitanga a Hauiti 

 Kel Blackman  +64 21713011 -

Kaiwhakahaere - Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence

Kerehama Blackman -  +64211843374

Services Manager - Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence

Nori Parata - 06 8626765

Principal - Tolaga Bay Area School