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

Aneika Young

Kaiāwhina Māori & Kairangahau Taiao  (Māori Cultural Advisor/Environmental Scientist)

Iwi affiliations 

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

Role at Cawthron 

Anieka 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 the Coastal Freshwater teams.

Technical skills, experience and interests

Anieka’s skills involve: Environmental affects assessment, iwi engagement, relationship building, reserach, GIS mapping, report writing, Cultural Impact Assessment, Cultural Health Indicators mahi, Resource Management Processes, Governance skills, communications, administration, outdoor persuits.

Research interests include: Kaupapa Māori reserch methodologies, working at the interface between Mātauranga Māori and Western Science, Te Ao Māori lens 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