My name is Terence Huia Steedman and I was born and bred in Taihape. I have been a Trustee for the last four years.
I am Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Pukenga of Te Arawa through my father and I associate with both Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Kahungunu with our Winiata Marae whānau more strongly involved in the latter.
At present I am involved with our hapū – Ngāti Hinemanu and Ngāti Paki Heritage Wai Claim Trust. I am also a marae representative on Te Roopu Ahi Kaa for the Rangitikei District Council.
I have been employed by the Government virtually all my working life – NZR (Locomotive and track maintenance), NZFS (Southland and Karioi) and NZDF (Vietnam).
I enjoy being involved in local Māori associated groups, ie: Aotea DMC, Otaihape Maori Komiti, Whanganui and Northern Rugby Union Management Committee, Ngā Hau e Whā NZ Māori Squash Komiti and I have played representative Māori golf.