Dr Hinemoa Elder is of Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri and Ngapuhi descent and the mother of two adult children. She has lived on Te Motu Arai Roa, Waiheke Island for more than 20 years. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who works at Starship Hospital's Child & Family and Mother & Baby Units and various community clinics. Hinemoa also provides youth forensic court reports and neuropsychiatric assessment and treatment of traumatic brain injury in private practice. She is a deputy psychiatry member of the New Zealand Mental Health Review Tribunal. In 2019, Hinemoa was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to psychiatry and Maori. You can also find her on Instagram and Tiktok @drhinemoa.