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Our board is integrated by a small and dedicated group of volunteers. 



Contact our trustees to find out more or to join us in our events

As a Spanish native from Córdoba María arrived in New Zealand in 1993, and has been involved with the Waikato Hispano Latino group since its establishment. Upon her arrival, the group was her initial point of connection within the community. Back then, the members, predominantly from Latin America, passionately showcased and shared their rich cultural heritages alongside our shared language. However, it wasn't until 2010 that María officially joined the board. Maria takes great pride in actively promoting our language and culture since her early days in New Zealand. She firmly believes that the true beauty of the world lies in the diverse tapestry of its people.

María Blé-Herrero


Appointed trustee in 2022. Born and raised in Colombia, Alejandro has lived in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2011. He is passionate about creating spaces to express customs and enrich NZ's multicultural society. Alejandro has extensive experience working with government organisations and is honoured to contribute to WHLCT's vision of connecting people around Hispanic culture.

Alejandro Cifuentes


Hailing from Uruguay, Daniela is a graphic designer and a Kirikiriroa resident since 2002. As the Trust treasurer she couldn't be happier to put her time and skills in support of the Trust's activities. Apart from looking after our accounts Daniela deals with all our design-related matters. When she is not at work, you may find her with her dog in one of the river tracks.

Daniela Catucci


Our values

We prioritise the well-being of our diverse community, acting with honesty and transparency.
Cultural awareness
and respect for diversity
We honour and celebrate the richness of our community's cultural heritage, fostering an environment of understanding and inclusivity.
We are committed to serving and making a positive impact in our community.

© 2024 Waikato Hispano Latino Cultural Trust.  Designed by Daniela Catucci

Kirikiriroa Hamilton

Aotearoa New Zealand

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