Tipa and Associates regularly  sub-contracts research assistants and fieldworkers who have the skills necessary for the projects it is undertaking. Because these are part time or casual appointments for a fixed term and project, in this section only the permanent staff members of Tipa and Associates have included biographies.

Gail Tipa – (Kai Tahu)

Gail completed a BA at the university of Otago and taught for six years at schools in Dunedin and the Taieri before completing a Masters degree in Resource and Regional Planning. She then worked in the planning field firstly for Electricity Corporation of New Zealand and then for the Southern Regional Health Authority.

In 1996 Gail began consultancy work, being involved with the Ngai Tahu claim and other iwi resource management projects.

Since 1996 Gail has increasingly focused on work that enhances Maori aspirations. This includes representation of her rununga and iwi on committees and Boards. She continues to hold responsibilities for resource management on behalf of Te Runanga O Moeraki.

Gail completed a PhD (Otago: 2003) focusing on environmental co-management from an indigenous perspective.

Kyle Nelson – (Kai Tahu)

Kyle has a BA in Political Studies and Economics from the University of Otago and is currently working as a researcher for Tipa and Associates.

He is working full time with the goal of making a positive contribution to the organisations many commitments.

David Tipa – (Kai Tahu)