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I tipu ake au i raro i te korowai o tōku pou tokomanawa, tū mai Taranaki me ngā pae maunga, Kaitake, Pouakai, Patuha. Hoki mai au ki te kāinga nei kia purea e au te wai o Hangataahua. E tū ana a Puniho hei whakaruruhau mō ngā Mahanga-ā-Tairi. Ko Kevin Tokatumoana rāua ko Deneille Walden ōku mātua. Ko Teihorangi rāua ko Joshua Walden ōku tungāne. Ko Hayden Patene tāku tāne. Ko Miaana Walden ahau.

Miaana works between the Commercial and Te Tira Hau Ture (Māori Legal Services) Teams at GQ. She is interested in a broad range of commercial matters, with a particular interest in providing governance advice to corporate and commercial clients.

I am a genuine people person who brings a practical and empathetic approach to all that I do. I pride myself on  finding unique culturally driven solutions tailored to client needs and I understand the importance of receiving excellent legal services from advisors who understand tikanga Māori and how it relates to client needs.

I returned home to Taranaki to join Govett Quilliam in November 2014 after completing my law degree and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Otago. Outside of work, I enjoy exploring the beauty that Taranaki has to offer, photography, playing tennis and netball.

Other community involvements include, being the Te Tai Hauāuru regional representative for the Māori Law Society (Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa), involvement with the Priscilla Sandys Wunsch (PSW) Trust, a committee member of He Toronga Pakihi ki Taranaki (the Taranaki Māori Business Network), the social services hub and involvements with other local sports clubs. I am passionate about the benefits of a strong cohesive organisation that delivers to the broader Taranaki community through effective advocacy and business connections. In my view, vision, culture, strategy and execution are needed for businesses to succeed.