Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Maungataniwha te maunga
Ko Mangamuka te marae
Ko Tapapa te awa
Ko Hokianga te moana
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi
Ko Jewel toku ingoa
Jewel is an Architectural designer at TOA, Tāmaki Makaurau Office Architecture.
Jewel is from the Hokianga in the far north and has a strong connection between herself and her local community. She believes in a collaborative design approach by engaging with communities and clients as projects become more meaningful.
Jewel brings her passion and creative skills to the TOA kaupapa and believes that design should be constantly evolving while ensuring the values and cultural identities are maintained. She is passionate about learning more about her Māori heritage and believes it is important for every project to incorporate the Te Aranga Māori design principles. Jewel is of Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa Ki Hokianga, Ngati awa, Maniapoto, Tainui and Ngāi Tūpoto.
2017 Bachelor of Design Majoring in Spatial Design - BDes, Auckland University of Technology