Dr. Jen Martin
Books that Dr. Jen Martin contributed to:
Ora ai te ngākau o Jen i te noho tahi ki tana whānau, i āna irāmutu me ana hoa, me te hoki ki tana ūkaipō i Mitimiti i Te Tai Tokerau. Ko Te Rarawa te iwi. Ko Mātihetihe te marae.
He ika-a-Whiro a Jen nō Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo. Katoa āna mahi i te whare wānanga, i te ao mahi kirimana rānei e aro ana ki te reo Māori me te mātauranga.
Mai i te wā e tamariki ana a Jen rāua ko tana tuakana, ko Steph, nā te tao kai ngā reanga o te whānau i whakakotahi. Rawe ana ki ngā irāmutu a Jen te mahi tunutunu. Mā tēnei whakamāoritanga e rere ai te reo Māori ki roto i ngā mahi tunu kai a ngā tamariki, puta noa, hei tūhono i ngā reanga, hei whakapārekareka i te noho ā-whānau.
For Jen, happiness is found in the company of her whānau and friends, particularly her nieces and nephews. She returns to her tribal home of Mitimiti in the far north for spiritual sustenance. Of Te Rarawa descent, her marae is Mātihetihe.
Jen is a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, The Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language. Te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori have been the focus of all her University studies and the contract work she undertakes professionally.
Since Jen and her older sister Steph were children, cooking has brought generations of her whānau together. Jen’s nieces and nephews particularly enjoy baking. Edmonds Taku Puka Tohutao Tuatahi is intended to support children everywhere to speak te reo Māori while they are cooking. The recipes will unite the generations in their enjoyment of family based activities.