Daniela Maoate-Cox

Kaitūhono Matua | Senior Consultant
Rarotonga, Kūki ‘Airani

Daniela is a vehement proponent for breaking down barriers to information so people can make informed decisions. An experienced communicator, she worked as a journalist for eight years, four of those covering the inner workings of Parliament as the Host of RNZ’s The House – a look into legislation, issues and insights from Parliament.

Daniela holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and Graduate Diploma in Journalism from University of Canterbury and most recently led the communications team for Parliamentary Service and the Office of the Clerk, focused on internal and external comms, as well as increasing public engagement with parliament.

Of English and Cook Island descent Daniela grew up in Ōtautahi | Christchurch before moving to Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington in 2014. She has a keen interest in the Pacific diaspora and how the unique cultural makeup in Aotearoa New Zealand impacts people’s place in society.

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Holly Suzanne Bennett

Holly Suzanne Bennett

Kaiwhakahaere | Managing Director
Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Pikiao

Holly is a zealous advocate of transparent, accessible government and has a keen interest in the effectiveness of regulatory systems.

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Jesse Thompson

Jesse Thompson

Kaitūhono Matua | Senior Consultant
Ngāruahine, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngai Tahu

Jesse is an experienced political strategist, with over a decade of experience working on political campaigns. 

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Dave Agnew

Dave Agnew

Kaitūhono Mātāmua | Junior Consultant
Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu

Dave is an experienced communications and engagement professional, and is enthusiastic about making Parliament more accessible and engaging.

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Heloisa Hartuwig De Freitas

Heloisa Hartuwig De Freitas

Kaitūhono Mātāmua | Junior Consultant
Brasil

Heloisa is an experienced consultant with particular interest in working on projects at the interface between policy, legislation and te Tiriti.

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Mikayla Thompson

Mikayla Thompson

Kaitūhono | Consultant
Ngāpuhi

Mikayla is a driven professional with an extensive background in public policy and politics. Her expertise aligns with a dedication to fostering positive change.

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