Te Taru White

Te Taru White...

International speaker, scientist, entrepreneur, facilitator, strategist, cultural heritage leader, advocate for self determined development.


TE TARU WHITE - Timeless wisdom and self determination

International speaker, Scientist, Entrepreneur, Facilitator, Strategist, Cultural Heritage Leader - Te Taru White is a passionate advocate of self determined development - something he credits to the wisdom of his ancestors, handed down through time. Strength of character, identity and esteem are hallmarks of his work in cultural heritage leadership nationally and internationally. His achievements at the cultural helm of the highly successful Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Te Puia are testimony to this -

"You have been an excellent Kaihautu for us and a splendid leader. But more importantly you have enhanced our relationships with a range of outside communities in a way which has been very positive and worthwhile for Te Papa" - Roderick Deane: Chairman, Te Papa Tongarewa 2006.

He is a highly effective cross cultural communicator and facilitator across all spectrums of social, cultural and economic development. He is a heralded motivational speaker, nationally and internationally. His passion for the dignity of people and their freedom from dependency traps is infectious, bringing to mind Nelson Mandela’s zeal for freedom and respect for humankind – "to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

In a world challenged by economic recessions, global warming and environmental pollution, Te Taru has the ability to bring the focus back to people. Whether through motivational speaking, development of museums and cultural centres, strategic planning, human resource development and facilitation, you can be sure his passion, commitment, energy, skills and intuition coupled with wisdom through years of practical experience, will inspire you to make a difference.