Our People

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini    

“Success is not the work of one, but the work of many” 

Tuterangi Nepe-Apatu

Research Assistant

PGDip – Applied Science Physical Conditioning

Ngāti Kahungunu, Muaūpoko

Tuterangi is an experienced and knowledgeable Strength and Conditioning Coach with a strong understanding of Sport Science. After completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Science Physical Conditioning, his desire and passion led to working with local Rangatahi in the Tairāwhiti region within the Youth Strength and Conditioning space.


Tuterangi excels in designing and coaching age-appropriate training programs, with his strong understanding of Long-Term Athletic Development principles. Through his work, he has supported many Rangatahi to develop the fundamentals and foundations of movement to excel in their pathway towards High Performance Sport.


Recently, he joined the Mātai team as a Research Assistant with the mTBI team. Tuterangi says “I am truly humbled and grateful for this opportunity to support the Mātai team with this project, whilst, continuing on my Academic journey.”