Board of Trustees
The trust is governed by 15 trustees representing the eleven Affiliates that are elected by their respective hapu/iwi. Representation includes one trustee from nine of the affiliates and the two bigger Affiliates; Tūhourangi and Ngāti Pikiao each have three trustees on the board. The Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson are elected by the TPT board. A re-election of trustees occurs every three years, the last re-election was held in 2016.
Ngati Te Roro o Te Rangi
In 2014 Merehira was a Project Manager for Ngati Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST) and is currently contracted with Ngati Tuwharetoa Hapu Forum as Negotiation Support. Merehira believes in a collective vision of wanting to make things happen and whilst strategic sustainability is a critical part of planning, this must have a connection to the aspirations and needs to our people.
Ngāti Kearoa Ngāti Tuara
Ngati Tura/ Ngati Te Ngakau
He currently holds governance positions on a number of Maori land trusts and incorporations, post settlement entities and commercial companies.
Laurance has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Auckland.
Hinemihi na Te Rangitakaroro, a
Ka ki ano, he tangata.
Tihei mauri ora.
Tena ra koutou,
I have the privilege of being the Ngati Tarawhai Affiliate representative on TPT and Chair of Ngati Tarawhai Iwi Trust.
Having spent a lot of time alongside my grandparents, I developed a deep interest in hapu and Iwi history with our whanau connections to Ngati Tarawhai coming through our Ehau and Pango tupuna.
I look forward to utilising the skills and experience I have gained as a business owner and educator in progressing our Iwi goals.
Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao
For the last 18 years I have specialised in Iwi Māori data and information, focusing on harnessing information to empower iwi, hapū, whānau and community development. I have advised tribal, community and private sector organisations as well as Ministers and government agencies with practical statistical analysis and innovative indigenous place-based data solutions.
I am the current lead technical advisor to the Iwi Chairs Forum – Data Leadership Group and operations lead for Te Kahui Raraunga.
I have been a Future Director of the State Sector on Te Māngai Pāho, am the current deputy chair of Manaaki Ora Trust (providing governance for Tipu Ora and Utuhina Manaakitanga), a member of the Kāhui Māori for the National Science Challenge: Science for Technological Innovation, as well as a member of the Data Ethics Committee for New Zealand and a member of the Institute of Directors.
A proud mother of two – Kapuarangi Te Awa-i-honoa Mikaere Hayes (8 years) and Te Wai Kura Erena Hayes (6 years) – and partner of Selwyn Hayes (Ngāi Tai, Te Ātihaunui a Pāpārangi).
I am passionate about the integrated development of our people and our place; I look forward to contributing my skills and passion for that development to my iwi.
E kore e mimiti te puna o mihi ki a koutou hei tautoko i tō tātau iwi o Te Arawa – tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Tūhourangi Ngāti Wahiao
Ngati Tahu Ngati Whaoa
Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao
Ko Wārena Morgan tōku ingoa, nō te whanau Morgan, Wikiriwhi, Hiini, Hatō, Haira mē Wīhapi, ōtirā nō Tūhourangi ahau. He mokopuna au ō Eruera raua kō Rangiātuhi (nee Haira) Morgan, Te Autiti raua kō Kahukura (nee Hemopō) Wikiriwhi, mē Karaneihana raua kō Kerera/Niki (nee Hatō) Hiini.
Warena is the Reliability and Machinery Safety Technician for Carter Holt Harvey at the Kinleith Plymill in Tokoroa, responsible for the reliability, guarding/safety of machinery, as well as other responsibilities which involve security and camera systems.
Warena has had several senior and board level positions on community committee groups and organisations, such as;
- President, Whakarewarewa Community Sports Inc: 2018–2020
- President, Rotorua Rugby Sub Union: 2020-2021
- President, Central Bay of Plenty Rugby Sub Union: 2021-2022
- Member of the Bay of Plenty Rugby Judicial Panel: 2021
- Chairman of the Rotokākahi Board of Control: 2021
Warena is an accomplished and energetic professional with a solid history of achievement in management and decision-making. A motivated leader with strong organisational and prioritisation abilities. Areas of expertise include financial-delegation, machinery safety and communication.
Warena’s decision to become a trustee, stems from his whakapapa, and to represent his iwi with passion and integrity, developing strong networks and relationships enhancing the mana of Tūhourangi. Warena looks forward to contributing his skills and dedication for the betterment of his iwi.
Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao
Ngati Uenukukopako Ko Sylvia Tahuriorangi taku ingoa. Nō Ngāti Uenukukopako me nga hapū karanga o te taha rawhiti o te moana o te Rotorua nui a kahumatamomoe. He uri hoki o Ngāti Tunohopu, Ngati Whakaue nui toni.
This is my first trusteeship on Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Board. I am currently a Ngati Uenukukopako trustee and the chair of Ruamata marae. Tikanga is important to me, and I take the lead from our koeke of Whakapoungākau. I intend to upskill myself with all matters relating to Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust.