Puamiria Parata-Goodall has a blend of talents including event management, cultural expertise, museum know-how and a passion for Māori performing arts.
Puamiria was appointed as an Arts Centre board trustee in 2015, and reappointed under the Act in 2018. She describes The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora rebuild and redevelopment as an amazing opportunity to reinvigorate Ōtautahi Christchurch’s taonga and breathe life back into its cultural heart.
As the director of Te Pākura, 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 special character school in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
A self-confessed kapa haka freak, Puamiria performs, tutors and leads several kapa haka teams and initiatives.