Aneika Young, Kaiāwhina Māori (Māori Cultural Advisor)/Environmental Scientist

Aneika Young

Pūtaiao Taiao

Iwi affiliations 

Ngāti Rārua, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Ngāti Ruanui.

Role at Cawthron 

Aneika plays a pivotal role is in building Māori capability within Cawthron and providing Vision Mātauranga support for proposals. Aneika carries out her own respective research in both the Māori Business Development and in our coastal and freshwater sciences teams.

Technical skills, experience and interests

Aneika’s skills involve: Environmental affects assessment, iwi engagement, relationship building, reserach, GIS mapping, report writing, cultural impact assessments, cultural health indicators mahi, resource management processes, governance skills, communications, administration, outdoor persuits.

Research interests include: kaupapa Māori research methodologies, working at the interface between mātauranga Māori and western science, understanding and applying te ao Māori lenses in te taiao, assisting iwi in research that whakamana their kaitiaki aspirations in te taiao. Te Mana o Te Wai, Māori values for freshwater and marine spaces.


  • MSc (Environmental Studies), Victoria University Wellington.
  • BSc: Double Degree majoring in Māori Resource Management and Environmental Studies, Victoria University Wellington.
Aneika Young, Kaiāwhina Māori (Māori Cultural Advisor)/Environmental Scientist