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5 HALF-YEARLY HUI UPDATE Time to focus on resilience and diversity.

18 NEW PKW FARM MANAGERS Meet our new managers for the Calf Rearing Unit and Farm 15.

23 SUCCESSION SUCCESS Matthew Preston now has something for his children.

7 MOESHA WINS HEARTS AND MINDS OF SHAREHOLDERS Simple messages to stop suicide.


29 TERTIARY GRANT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Congratulations to the 2018 recipients.

14 HORTICULTURE A POTENTIAL ROUTE TO MORE DIVERSITY PKW leaders head south to investigate potential opportunities.

22 YOUTH ENVIROLEADERS FORUM PKW farm the showcase for environmental responsibility.




The leadership journey of former Charles Bailey Scholar Liana Poutu.


Farm growth promises greater production and profit.

NGÄ€ PANUI Friday 31 August

Committee of Management nominations are open. (full details on page 3) Saturday 27 October

2018 Annual General Meeting 9:00am at Owae Marae (full details on page 4)


Connecting our kaimahi with tangata whenua.


Meet Maia Ratana, the 2018 Charles Bailey Scholarship recipient. COVER

Former Charles Bailey scholar Liana Poutu who is now chairwoman of Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa |1

EDITORIAL Tēnā koutou e te whānau We are living in an exciting time of diversification in the food sector, with innovation and out-of-the-box thinking continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible. One such concept is that of ‘functional foods’, products that have a potentially positive effect on health, beyond basic nutrition. A wellknown example is the medicinal properties of mānuka honey, which elevate it from being something nice to spread on your toast to an effective tool in the treatment of disease and injury. The humble boysenberry, too, has been found to contain derivatives that can help respiratory disease and breathing difficulties like asthma.

“... it’s important that PKW keep abreast of new concepts and opportunities to diversify our business.”

We are also seeing a change in the use of plants, from a basic foodstuff to numerous other applications. Investigations are advanced into the use of the thick, fibrous buffalo grass (also known as mescant) as an alternative biomass energy source, while hemp has a huge variety of uses including clothing and housing, and the potential benefits of medical marijuana are already seeing a rapid rise in production levels. In addition, the provision of alternative proteins to feed the world’s burgeoning population is a fast-growing industry. As an organisation based largely on using traditional methods to produce traditional protein sources, it’s important that Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) keep abreast of new concepts and opportunities to diversify our business. The methods that have served us well over time may not be the most effective for our future. We must keep our hearts and minds open to the possibilities the future will bring. Mauri ora. Nā, Warwick Tauwhare-George Chief Executive Officer




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2018 Parininihi Ki Waitotara Election

to the committee of management

Nominations for the Committee of Management are now open and close on Friday 31 August, 2018 at 5.00pm Bev Gibson, David MacLeod and Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua are retiring by rotation and are eligible for re-election. Bev Gibson, David MacLeod and Hinerangi RaumatiTu’ua have indicated that they will be seeking re-election. The Committee of Management are elected by shareholders and are responsible for approving the strategic direction for the incorporation. They are also responsible for monitoring performance against the strategy. Between now and the August closing date you may know someone who has the skills

and expertise for this governance role, and they may be interested in standing. This is an opportune time to give this some consideration and have that discussion with them. Nominations must be in writing and signed by both the proposing shareholder and candidate. The candidate must also include a recent digital photo (min 300dpi, 111mm x 154mm) and a personal statement of no more than 300 words explaining why they are seeking election onto the Committee of Management, as well as their relevant skills and expertise.

Nomination forms must be received at the PKW Office: PO Box 241, New Plymouth 4340 before 5.00pm on Friday 31 August, 2018. Nominations may also be received by facsimile (06) 757 4206 or emailed to jking@ If after the closing date more than three nominations are received, then

Electionz, the independent returning officer will manage the election process by sending voting papers to all shareholders with current addresses. The results will be announced at the AGM on Saturday 27 October, 2018.

Voting papers will be sent to all shareholders with a current address. Is your address current? |3

2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SAVE THE DATE This year’s AGM for the Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation and the PKW Trust has been scheduled for Saturday 27 October, 2018 at Owae Marae, Waitara. 9.00am 10.00am

Pōwhiri and registrations Meeting starts

A formal notice that includes the agenda for both meetings will be published in the next issue of Whenua. Save the date and order your copy of the annual report now.

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A reminder that shareholders who would like a hard copy of the 2018 Annual Report must now order a copy by contacting PKW.

He Tangata He Whenua He Oranga Sustaining and Growing our People through Prosperity

What's in the Annual Report? The report explains how the PKW Incorporation and the PKW Trust performed from 1 July, 2017 to 30 June, 2018. Reports from both Chairs and the CEO along with audited statements are also included.

We also discuss key strategic developments and provide information on those who received a scholarship or grant from the PKW Trust. What makes this report exciting and uniquely Taranaki is that it includes many photos of whānau, mokopuna and events during this period.

The Annual Report is a snapshot of PKW, Shareholders and the Taranaki community in a single document. To order your copy please contact Aimee Morell, Admin Assistant for Shareholder Engagement on: 06 769 9373 or email

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Photography by Glenn Jeffrey


A strong future focus on resilience and diversity were the key messages delivered at the Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) half-yearly update hui in Te Hāwera in April.

investigating opportunities which would generate more returns into the future, potentially looking at everything from honey production to residential care for kaumātua.

Chairperson Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua outlined the Incorporation’s priorities to an interested and appreciative audience of around 60 shareholders at Taiporohēnui Marae.

“It’s about having a long-term vision and providing ongoing benefits as we go.”

These include continuing the improvement of the whenua, ensuring there are regular benefits and dividends for shareholders, facilitating the employment of PKW, encouraging intergenerational leadership, working with marae and Māori communities and supporting the education of people—both academically and culturally. But the primary focus for the Board is further diversification of business interests. The organisation is

“That’s quite a bold thing to do, but it’s a goal that we have to have for the long-term sustainability of PKW,” says Hinerangi.

Hinerangi acknowledges the hard work and perseverance of previous and present generations has built PKW to its present position and reinforces the importance of collaboration with other organisations, especially within the wider Taranaki Māori community. “We see real benefit in being part of that collective. Most of us don’t get far on our own; it’s the collective action that moves us all forward,” she says. Being innovative and having environmentally sustainable business

practices like utilising solar energy is also an important ongoing focus, especially as the Incorporation is the biggest farming operation in Taranaki. For Chief Executive Officer Warwick Tauwhare-George, the future of the business is a challenging but exciting prospect, especially when it comes to the way land is used. “Could we re-purpose current assets for different uses; what other uses can the whenua be put to?” he asks. “We are asset rich but cash poor, we need to release some of that equity for our shareholders.” Joe Hanita, General Manager Finance and Iinvestments, warned a projected $9.2 million end of financial year profit does not automatically mean larger dividends for shareholders, because the profit comes mainly from increased asset value, not cash income. “The wealth of your assets is growing, and so shareholder value will grow,” he says. >> HE TANGATA | 5

“Most of us don’t get far on our own; it’s the collective action that moves us all forward.”

Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua

“It hasn’t been plain sailing though,

as challenges within the industry have impacted on the budget,” he adds, “especially the effects felt from the

drought over the summer months.” “But we’re investing directly back into

the business and spending the money in the right places,” says Joe.

Hinerangi Edwards, PKW Trust

Chairperson, introduced scholarship recipient, Moesha Katene Rāwiri, who is studying towards her Bachelor of Design Innovation through Victoria

“We know we can’t be everything to everyone, but we want to work better and be stronger for our Taranaki people,” she says.

“Let’s always celebrate that we are resilient people, our tūpuna didn’t just Hinerangi was keen to help have land to have land, they used the shareholders understand just how land to nourish and nurture us and much difference the Trust can make to we are still here trying to do the same students like Moesha. thing.” University, to the hui.


MOESHA WINS HEARTS AND MINDS OF SHAREHOLDERS Be heard. Be open. Be aware. Be yourself. Be happy. Moesha Katene Rāwiri delivered these simple yet powerful messages in a presentation that brought tears to the eyes of many shareholders gathered at the Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) half-yearly update hui. As part of her study toward a Bachelor of Design Innovation at Victoria University, aided by a scholarship from the PKW Trust, Moesha created a whole campaign focused on preventing suicide among rangatahi. The young student was surprised by the reaction to the project, titled simply Be. “The target audience for my project was youth so I was a little concerned the people at the meeting wouldn’t

connect with it because they were mature and elderly adults,” says the 21-year-old from Manaia. “But as I went through the presentation, I saw some of them cry; others quietly smiled at me and everyone in the room appeared really engaged and overwhelmed by it.” Despite the generational gap, Moesha discovered she got the response she did because many of those gathered in the room had lost someone close to them to suicide. “Among those who approached me after the meeting was a woman who’d lost her son. She told me my project could inspire change if I shared it wider.” While the project was only required for Moesha to complete a study assessment, she is hoping to develop it into a nationwide campaign.

“Our class was asked to identify a gap in the Ministry of Youth’s system and raise awareness about it. We weren’t required to roll it out but after the overwhelming response I got at the PKW meeting, I’m going to work toward doing that.” “It would be a waste for all the booklets, posters and videos I’ve created to stay in the dark.” Moesha said she chose suicide prevention as a study focus because of the personal loss she had endured. “I’ve lost a lot of close friends and there was a time in Taranaki where whānau were losing loved ones every other week.” “I also wanted people to know that I don’t just make pretty pictures, that there’s a power and science in design that can help us tackle really tough issues.” Moesha is a mokopuna of Frances Kingi of Te Atiawa and Ngāti Haua and Melvin Katene of Ngāti Manuhiakai. She currently resides in Petone and is in her first of three years of study at Victoria University. “I’m learning so much about branding, advertising, campaigning, packaging and digital applications. My vision is to be running my own digital design business in five years - creating things that matter, things that make a difference.” HE TANGATA | 7


HONOURING A LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS Former Charles Bailey Scholarship recipient Liana Poutu’s future as a leader for both women and Taranaki iwi was apparent from an early age. Whenua talks to the chairwoman of Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa about her journey from being the first Māori head girl of New Plymouth Girls’ High School to meeting former US president Barack Obama.


Previous - Liana has whakapapa connections to Te Atiawa, Puketapu Hapū, Taranaki, Ngāti Moeahu, Ngā Mahanga a Tairi, Ngāti Rangi, Whanganui and Maniapoto. Right - Liana pictured with her koro Edward (Ted) Tamati after completing her conjoint BA (Māori) and LLB in 2000. Liana studied another year doing Masters papers in Law.

Liana Poutu’s Koro knew she had a

lot to give to Te Atiawa and Taranaki

Iwi. He also knew that she needed to

go out into the world first, to learn and develop her skills as a leader. Edward (Ted) Tamati was the

chairperson of Parininihi ki Waitotara

(PKW) Incorporation for 13 years. He also held different leadership roles in the community during his time,

including that of Taranaki Regional councillor, chair of the Taranaki

confidence to apply for the PKW

to be compensated for not having

Charles Bailey Memorial Scholarship.”

received market rents all those years.

Māori Trust Board (a position he held

The scholarship helped her

founding member of the Parihaka

Arts (Māori) and Bachelor of Law and

My research contributed to the pool of information enabling Māori landowners

until his passing in June 2007) and

successfully study for a Bachelor of

Peace Festival Trust. His contribution

Liana recognised its significance by

Her time at Waikato University

and dedication to Taranaki Māori was

dutifully providing the incorporation

brought her into contact with a group

recognised in 2003 when he was

with a written report each year

of lifelong friends who helped to

awarded the Queen’s Service Order

on her progress and learning, to

broaden her Māori cultural knowledge

(for Public Service).

acknowledge the support of PKW

and were major contributors to her


leadership development.

grandmother Val, as a significant role

The connection with her roots also

“My network included mentors

model in her life and is grateful for

showed its strength when she

Lewis Moeau, Kate Cherrington and

his wise counsel that saw her leave

undertook postgraduate studies

Bentham Ohia and fellow law student,

the family home in Kaipakopako (Bell

towards a Master of Laws degree.

and my whanaunga, Puna Wano-

Block) to attend Waikato University in

“I contacted PKW to ask if there was

Liana credits him, along with her


any research that could benefit them

“I was the fourth generation in my

on a particular issue,” she says.

venturing away on my own was quite

was around the Māori Reserve Land

Bailey and New Plymouth Girls’ High

farmers were to be compensated

Gaudin, were also hugely influential

rentals to lease Māori land. But there

to be compensated.”

Bryant. We were lucky to be nurtured and encouraged by Mama LaDonna Harris, the founder and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, who

family to go to Bell Block Primary so

“One of the issues they identified

daunting,” she says. “Kui Whero

Amendment Act. In the original bill,

School Principal at the time, Jain

given they had to now pay market

in the path I took, and gave me the

was no provision for Māori landowners Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, examined


gifted to us what would become our ambassador programme called AMO (Advancement for Māori Opportunity),” she says. The programme, initially funded by

Above - Liana and partner Duane Luke (Ngāruahine and Ngāti Ruanui) with their children, son Rongomaiira and daughter Te Auripo at home in Kaipakopako.

the notion that indigenous models

Liana home to Taranaki to spend time

of leadership were valid and their

with him before his death.

difference from mainstream western models stemmed from the concept of service: leadership based on indigenous values. “Through that programme we visited

She brought a considerable amount of legal experience in the treaty settlement environment with her after benefiting from the mentorship of Martin Dawson during her time at law

indigenous communities throughout

firm Russell McVeagh.

Indian Country (USA), Peru, Bolivia,

“Martin had an incredible legal mind,

and Japan. That exposure to different indigenous leadership in action was a game changer for many of us,” says Liana. Fittingly, as it was her Koro who encouraged her to go out into the world, it was her Koro who brought

he ngākau Māori tōna,” she says. He was a highly respected Pākehā lawyer who had built up a substantial portfolio of work that included the New Zealand Māori Council cases, the Whanganui River and Te Reo Māori claim.

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“My involvement with AMO and exposure to international indigenous relationships has made me passionate about seeing how that can be extended to create networks that are empowering and inspiring to Taranaki Māori.”

Liana Poutu

Due to Martin’s untimely death through and beneficiaries to become more

to meet with former US president

illness, Liana found herself thrown in

Barack Obama during his visit to New

the deep end having to continue a lot of Martin’s casework. With just 3 years’ post-qualification experience under her belt, appearing on different occasions as legal counsel for her clients in front of the Waitangi Tribunal and Māori Land Court, it was a pretty intense time in her career.

connected and engaged with their land.

“I’m keen to see PKW develop

their tikanga to reconnect their

shareholders to the land and to

recognise the contribution of their leaders,” she says.

“My involvement with AMO and

Zealand earlier this year. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Liana says. “He was so respectful of us and who we were and came across as very humble and genuine.”

exposure to international indigenous

“A lot of our discussion was focussed

Zealand, Mark Gilbert.

and serve her iwi, the honour of

This stood her in good stead when she relationships has made me passionate on leadership and in particular youth was seconded from Kahui Legal to about seeing how that can be leadership. We thought it might be us help Taranaki Iwi with their settlement extended to create networks that are asking him a lot of questions but it was negotiations. She then took on the empowering and inspiring to Taranaki kind of the reverse.” General Manager role for Taranaki Māori.” Liana was honoured with the privilege Iwi and the move home became a This commitment and her influence permanent one. the experience gave her and it’s as a wahine leader has led her to clear that honour is something Now the mother of two tamariki, becoming included in Wāhine Toa, a this accomplished wahine takes Liana holds governance roles and network set up by Nancy Gilbert, the professional directorships alongside wife of former US Ambassador to New very seriously. The honour to lead her position as chairperson for Te

Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa, the post settlement entity for Te Atiawa iwi. She supports the aspirations of PKW to rebuild leadership models that will

The programme features Māori women throughout the country who are giving

the honour of building on his legacy

varied and extraordinary ways and

rangatahi of today to become the

back to their iwi or community in

increase the capability of shareholders it was this group that was selected 12 | HE TANGATA

upholding the integrity of her koro, and as she stands as a role model for the leaders of tomorrow.

Photo: Rob Tucker

Telling (and selling) your stories The kōrero around the table at many recent hui has been the economic growth and sustainability of our region. Many ideas have been shared about how we can diversify our economy, protect our environment and create long-term, sustainable wealth and prosperity for our people. Tourism, and in particular cultural tourism, is one of the areas that has come up often, and the World Indigenous Tourism Summit, which was held in Waitangi in April, discussed in detail the opportunities and the challenges that occur when culture meets commerce. How do you provide hospitality as a service-for-cash within a culture of manaakitanga? How do you invite thousands of extra feet into fragile natural environments, whilst maintaining kaitiakitanga of those environments? How do you tell the truth about indigenous experiences, and package it for the glossy world of the visitor industry? These are difficult questions faced by indigenous cultures the world over. At the conference, Norbu Tenzing Norgay shared the story of tourism in Nepal and the wealth it has generated as well as the toll that it has taken on their maunga and on the Sherpa people. Angie Pont of Rapa Nui talked about

protecting their precious taonga, including their ancestral stone carvings as well as their language, which is spoken but never written. Awi Sapu of Taiwan spoke of the lifechanging inspiration he gained from meeting with Māori, which prompted him to learn his own native language, rebuild his ancestral village, regenerate their unique style of weaving, and create a successful tourism experience. Cherokee filmmaker Heather Rae spoke emphatically about the importance of telling the truth, even if it is not pretty, even if it makes people uncomfortable. Throughout the summit, one message was clear: authentic tourism is based on telling your own stories in your own way. Taranaki has a rich heritage spanning war and peace, survival and innovation. These are the stories of our people and our place, and there is a great opportunity for us to share these with the world. As the Regional Tourism Office, Venture Taranaki offers support for all businesses including those in, or looking to enter, the tourism industry. If you have a business idea that will help share Taranaki’s stories with the world, we invite you to get in touch with us and see how we could assist.


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PKW CONSIDERS HORTICULTURE TO ENHANCE BUSINESS DIVERSITY With diversification a key emphasis of the Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) long-term strategy, the organisation’s governance and senior management teams recently visited Wakatū Incorporation to investigate potential future opportunities for business growth.

Based in Nelson and one of the

commonality in the challenge and

and develop as Māori businesses,

largest private landowners in Te Tau

opportunity of perpetual leases, the

both domestically and offshore.”

Ihu region, Wakatū has a diverse

need to diversify and the desire to

portfolio with its main interests in

protect and grow assets for the benefit

horticulture including apples, berries,

of future generations.

kiwifruit, pears and hops grown over

Diversification into horticulture meets

224 hectares. It markets its produce and other consumables under the Kono brand name.

PKW core strategic imperatives by creating employment opportunities as well as building a sustainable,

Warwick adds, “We are exploring the opportunities horticulture offers us by considering the best path to follow. We want to work in partnership with those already experienced in the sector to gain the technical acumen we need and understand the marketplace — in

“This trip was an excellent opportunity

balanced portfolio of investments.

to catch up with our Te Tau Ihu

“We wanted to kōrero with our Wakatū


whānau because the horticulture

“There are, of course, challenges

whānau with whom we share a great deal of whakapapa due to the migration of many Ngāti Tama and Te Atiawa people down to Te Tau Ihu during the 1800s,” says CEO Warwick Tauwhare-George. While Wakatū and PKW have different

sector offers the potential to deliver strong returns for our shareholders, taking into consideration our environmental, cultural and social drivers. Plus, collaboration is essential to enabling success.”

essence to complete our horticulture

with any new venture. A new start-up operation would require considerable investment in both capital and people resources, plus the risk profile attached to new ventures is usually elevated. Inversely, we could

core businesses of dairy farming

“Sharing opportunities and sharing

purchase an established operation

and horticulture, the two share a

experiences enables us all to grow

which would more than likely have a


“Sharing opportunities and sharing experiences enables us all to grow and develop as Māori businesses, both domestically and offshore.”

Warwick Tauwhare-George

lower risk profile, but likely a higher

new to us,” says Warwick. “I was

entry point in terms of acquisition

particularly struck with the sense of


entrepreneurial spirit that was evident

The delegation visited a range of

everywhere we went.”

Wakatū operations, including an

“While dairy farming remains at the

orchard, a packhouse and a juicing concern. They were also hosted by Julian Raine from Wai-West Horticulture, responsible for the Aunt Jean’s Dairy and Appleby’s Ice Cream brands, and Glen and Maree Holland,

core of what we do as a business, this visit has enabled us all to progress our learning journey as we take further steps in a potential new direction for PKW and its shareholders.”

owners of Tasman Bay Berries.

“Plus, diversification is essential to

“Everyone we met was very generous

the future success of our business as

with their knowledge and we learned

we need to be wary of putting all our

a great deal in a short period of

apples into one basket, if you’ll excuse

time about areas that are relatively

the pun.” HE WHENUA | 15

LAND RETURN A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION The return of whenua to Taranaki Māori has seen a Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) dairy farm almost double in size, promising a rise in production levels next year and increased profitability moving forward

The organisation took the opportunity to purchase 75 hectares of land next to Farm 2, a 330-cow 100-hectare dairy operation in Ohāngai, South Taranaki, when it became available under the ‘first right of refusal’ process.

Newly acquisitioned land PKW existing Farm 2


“It is always a cause for celebration when we can bring ancestral land back under our management and it is even more satisfying that we are going to be able to easily integrate it into an exisiting operation,” says Shane Miles, PKW General Manager

Ahuwhenua. “It makes so much sense from an investment perspective if we can use exisiting infrastructure to bring this block of whenua into maximum production output, and drive increased profitability.”

“It is always a cause for celebration when we can bring ancestral land back under our management...”

Shane Miles

Planning to integrate the two properties has been underway for quite some time. “At some point in time, we knew the adjoining whenua to our existing operation was going to become available for potential acquisition, and we took account of that in our forward planning for Farm 2,” says Shane. “When the old shed reached the end of its life, we invested in a 60-bail rotary system that would deal with up to 800 cows. That investment has proved to be a success as we will now be able to increase the herd at Farm 2 and fully utilise the shed.” Although the shed, along with other farm buildings, sustained considerable damage during ex Cyclone Gita in February, repair work was completed in good time for the take-over date of June 1. Because the newly purchased land

lies directly on the boundary of the exisiting property, integrating it into the PKW system will be fairly straightforward. “It’s not quite as simple as just taking down a couple of fences and installing a few gates,” laughs Shane. “But it will be fairly easy to bring the two farms together into one seamless operation that will enable us to drive efficiencies, improve production rates and generate increased profits. The main infrastructure is already there, which means we can hit the ground running and see revenue streams improve straight away. This is not a greenfield investment where we have to start from scratch.” Some investment will be required to join up the network of raceways and integrate the reticulated water system, along with the installation of gates and realignment of fences.

The intention is to add around 200 cows to the exisiting herd, which will have a positive impact on milk production levels overall, leading to increased revenue. The purchase of the former leashold land has been welcomed by the existing contractor, who is eager for the chance to grow his own business in partnership with PKW. “Providing opportunities for our people to grow and prosper is one of our core values,” says Shane. “It is a source of pride for us to have enabled a valued member of our team to take another step forward in his aspirations for the future.” “I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Farm 2 and am confident that our progression planning will come to fruition in short order.” HE WHENUA | 17

EXPERIENCED HANDS TAKE CHARGE OF CALF REARING UNIT Although Nigel Bright has only been in his new role at Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) for a matter of weeks, his years of dairy farming experience mean that he has settled in quickly.

“...when the position came up it was a real opportunity to join a forward-thinking business and play a role in its growth.”

Nigel Bright

Nigel is the new manager of Farm 1, PKW calf rearing unit on Little Tempsky Road, Matapu, and has returned to Taranaki, along with his wife Dianne, after time in Taupō, Whanganui and Eketahuna. “I spent my early years in Okato and always wanted to come back here to be close to family and enjoy this great region,” says Nigel. “I have been seeing a lot about PKW in the media and trade news over the years so when the position came up it was

a real opportunity to join a forwardthinking business and play a role in its growth.” The unit is responsible for taking the calves from PKW dairy operations and raising them to 100 kg weight before they go off to finishing blocks. With more than 1000 calves passing through in a year, Nigel is expecting to be a busy man! “Autumn is a good time to start as we are currently only receiving calves from one farm,” he says. “It gives me the chance to make sure all the systems and processes are working well before things get a bit crazier in Spring!”

NEW MANAGER CHOSE MILKING OVER MACHINES The opportunities and challenges dairy farming had to offer saw Lance Graves change his path in life to learn how to milk cows. Lance and his wife Mel, together with their 18-month old daughter Addison, have taken over management of the 400-cow, 100-hectare dairy unit on Omuturangi Road, Otakeho, in a move that brought them back to Mel’s home region. “I started off working as a diesel mechanic but the family lifestyle farming gives you has always been an attractive one, “ says Lance. “Then when I met Mel and we started planning to have a family, I knew I 18 | HE WHENUA

didn’t want to leave in the morning and return at night working in town like my father did.” So he turned to dairy farming and the couple spent two years in the Wairarapa before taking up the opportunity to live and work closer to Mel’s family in Taranaki. “Working on a Parininihi ki Waitotara farm really gives us the opportunity to grow as farmers and develop the business that being a share milker doesn’t,” says Lance. “It is great being part of an organisation that has the wellbeing of its people at the core of what it does.”

“It is great being part of an organisation that has the wellbeing of its people at the core of what it does.”

Lance Graves


The completion of a further two major effluent upgrade projects will see a major improvement in environmental outcomes as well as financial benefits for the business.

The work has seen improvements in infrastructure, installation of substantially larger storage ponds, and the introduction of specialist equipment in order to deal with the thousands of litres of effluent produced by the dairy herds on the farms. The $650,000 capital investment has been fully completed on Farm 5, a 450-cow, 155-hectare dairy unit on Lower Winks Road in Manaia, and is nearly two-thirds of the way through at Farm 3, a 750-cow, 267-hectare dairy unit on Hastings Road, Matapu. “The exisiting infrastructure and processes for dealing with effluent weren’t capable of delivering what we wanted to achieve on these farms, “ says Shane Miles, PKW General Manager Ahuwhenua. “Our first priority was to greatly enhance our kaitiakitanga of the environment on these properties through the way in which we deal with dairy shed effluent.” Existing infrastructure was well over a decade old on both farms, which meant managers were restricted in the options they had available to best deal with the effluent from an environmental perspective. A major issue was that dairy shed effluent storage capacity stood at around 250,000 litres, which didn’t allow the flexibility for farm operators to deal with the effluent in the most appropriate way. “Spreading when the ground is waterlogged means that the potential of run-off is greatly increased,” says Shane. “By installing a potential storage capacity of 5 million litres, we can apply effluent at the optimal time, when conditions are best placed for soil take-up.” “The increased capacity means that we have the ability to capture and store effluent for 60 – 90 days if required to. With the extremely wet winter and spring seasons we have been experiencing, this will make a huge difference to the well-being of our environment. “This also brings cost saving benefits as less fertiliser is needed 20 | HE WHENUA

Above - The installation of larger storage ponds and specialist equipment means effluent can be dealt with in a way that causes considerably less impact on the environment.

to maintain the nutient levels required for grass growth.” Another win for environmental sustainability can be found in new machinery which seperates the liquid and solid of the effluent. The resulting ‘green water’ is then used to wash down the dairy shed yards, with a potential saving of more than 8.7 million litres of fresh water each year by recycling the green-water. “Recycling this liquid component will also save on the bottom line because we pay for every litre of

fresh water we use, be that from our own water bores or from community water schemes,“ says Shane. “The project has also seen the installation of fencing to protect ripiran planting which in turn protects the waterways. It’s a win–win all round.” Putting the environment at the top of the priority list is a key driver for PKW and this investment is a step further in ensuring that the systems and processes on the organisation’s farms set the highest possible standards.

“We could all feel the significance of the site and were moved by the mauri of the wāhi tapu.” Mitchell Ritai

Another successful Whānau Day helped PKW staff forge connections with tangata whenua. Image supplied

WĀHI TAPU CONNECT KAIMAHI AND TANGATA WHENUA Parininihi ki Waitotara staff are embracing the opportunity to connect with the mauri of wāhi tapu and the tangata whenua of precious historical Māori sites. “Our farmers told us they wanted to learn more about the iwi and hapū and local Māori history in Taranaki, so we introduced Whānau Days for all our staff to take part in,” says Mitchell Ritai, PKW General Manager of Shareholder Engagement.

that everyone would introduce themselves in te reo Māori,” says Mitchell. “And we’re so proud of them because everyone who attended delivered their pepeha and showed a genuine desire to learn something totally new to them.”

tūpuna, papakāinga and māra that once thrived there.”

The latest Whānau Day, and the fifth one held so far, took place in March at Meremere Marae near Te Hāwera.

“Te Poihi shared his knowledge with our staff and it was the hīkoi he took them on to the old Meremere Pā site, at a nearby local farm, that really touched our farmers,” says Mitchell. “He talked about the strategic positioning of the pā, the

“We have embarked upon a journey to build awareness of our shared history and the team now has a greater appreciation and respect for the importance of historic Māori sites and developing long lasting relationships with tangata whenua.”

“We could all feel the significance of the site and were moved by the mauri of the wāhi tapu.”

Mitchell says the visit demonstrated to the team how important it was for The marae is one of the tribal homes them to connect with the tangata of Ngāti Ruanui iwi and Tūwhakaehu The regular events help connect whenua. staff to the PKW values; He Tangata, and Ngāti Hine hapū and the team were honoured to receive valuable He Whenua, He Oranga by visiting “It was great to see them connect marae throughout Taranaki to learn learnings and kōrero from Te Poihi with the whenua through the hīkoi Campbell, a well-known Taranaki about the people and history of the and through sharing valuable kōrero reo advocate and broadcaster. about the area.” area.

“There was a bit of anxiety on the day because we set an expectation


Images supplied by Brendon O’Hagan

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS SHOWCASED AT YOUTH FORUM A Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW) farm was the showcase for environmental responsibility in the dairy industry at an event designed to encourage young people to ask the hard questions and investigate solutions to negative enviromental impact. The Youth EnviroLeaders Forum is an annual event organised by the Sir Peter Blake Trust which brings together young people aged between 15 and 18 years for a week of adventure-based learning looking at topical environmental issues and developing strategies to address them.

says Shane Miles, PKW General Manager Ahuwhenua. “We were happy to be involved and the day was a real success.” The group of around 55 young people were given a brief tour of the systems and processes in place on the farm, particulary the dairy shed, with an emphasis on where the environmental impact of the 430cow operation was being minimised.

Shane spoke to the delegates, along with other local farmers, on the challenges they faced maintaining a profitable business while caring for the environment. This year the forum was held in Other representatives from Dairy NZ Taranaki and PKW Farm 13 on Skeet and the TRC also spoke about the Road, Manaia, was approached work farming is doing to protect the to host a morning of learning and whenua for future generations. discussion by the Taranaki Regional “It was great to be able to engage Council (TRC). with these young people and tell “The TRC recognised the work our story from a Māori and farming we have been doing with regards perspective and our duty as to environmental protection and kaitiaki,” says Shane. “There was a sustainabiliy and felt Farm 13 would lot of knowledge being shared and be an ideal place to show these the delegates really took it all on young people what was possible,” board.” 22 | HE WHENUA

One participant was 15-year-old Jess Storey (pictured inset above) from the Waikato Dioceasan School for Girls, who says she was made to feel very welcome and learned a great deal from her visit. “All I knew about dairy farming and environment was from what you see in the media so I definitely had my eyes opened to the fact that farmers really do care,” she added. “It was so great of PKW to allow us onto their farm and show us just how future-focused they are and how seriously they take looking after the land, such as how they deal with effluent and limiting how much nitrogen fertiliser they use. “It was such an amazing experience.”

SUCCESSION SUCCESS ‘Wow, I now have something for my children,’ was the thought running through Matthew Preston’s head when a Māori Land Court judge approved his application to succeed to shares in Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW). The father of four wants his whanau to know that the succession process doesn’t have to be a daunting experience and can be immensely rewarding. “It’s easy to get hōhā with this kind of process but there are some things you can do to avoid that like getting all your paperwork in order, talking with your brothers and sisters first and learning patience,” he advises. Matthew lives in Pukekawa, north of Hamilton, and hails from Taranaki through his father who passed away when he was six months old. He affiliates to Waikato-Tainui through his mother. “When dad died, his PKW shares were transferred to mum and, while my sister and I were never raised in Taranaki, mum did her best to keep us connected to our Taranaki roots. I remember going back there for many tangi,” he says.

you are their child, so you’ll have to provide your birth certificate and their death certificate. In some cases the court may also want your parents’ marriage certificate,” Matthew says. “If your parent had a will, then you’ll need to provide that along with a letter from each of your brothers and sisters stating they support the shares going to you.” It took seven months for Matthew to go through the succession process. “I submitted my application in October last year at the court in Ellerslie and my name was officially put on the list of owners for PKW in April this year. Most of the waiting time is due to the court verifying all your documents and finding a date to hear your application,” he says. “When I finally did get to court, it only took 15 minutes for the judge to decide on my application.” “That was a special moment for me because I thought, wow, I now have something I can give to my children and they to theirs.”

Matthew felt the support given to him from PKW made the process much easier. “Adrian Poa in the PKW office was great because he was able to verify information the court needed in a timely manner,” he says. Matthew, who works as a bailiff manager in the Ministry of Justice, said people succeeding to Māori land shares did not need a lawyer when appearing in front of the judge. “The hearing was fairly straight forward; the judge kept it simple, asked a few procedural questions but nothing heavy that requires you to have a lawyer.” Matthew is currently planning a whānau trust for his four children. “I think a whānau trust is the way to go because it will keep all the shares together and all the kids will have equal interests.”

Matthew’s mother died in 2015, and after a discussion last year with his sister, they decided that he should ‘get the ball rolling’ in order to inherit Below - Matthew Preston with wife Joidene holding Mauriora, Anahera at the her shares in PKW. “Mum left a will leaving the PKW shares to me but it was still a good thing to talk with my sister first,” says Matthew. “She lives in Australia and was absolutely supportive of me getting the shares, so my advice to others about to embark on this process is to talk with your whānau first—will or no will.”

front, Whaitiri on the right and Rameka at the back. Image supplied.

It is standard procedure for people applying for succession from the Māori Land Court to provide several documents. “The court will need you to prove your parent is deceased and that HE ORANGA | 23

HOW DO I MAKE AN APPLICATION FOR SUCCESSION? Applications for succession are made through the Māori Land Court. It costs $60 to make an application.

or letters of administration (if applicable)

You need to provide the deceased’s full name, and any known aliases. - Whakapapa Information (full names – including any known Generally, you will require the aliases of the deceased’s parents, following information/documentation siblings, spouse/s and children) to file an application: - A certified copy of the death certificate - Certified copies of the will, probate

To search for other Māori Land interests belonging to the deceased, visit

- A list of the deceased’s Māori land interests – this includes any shares that she/he holds in Māori incorporations.

HOW DOES IT WORK? When you file your application, the Māori Land Court will assign you a case manager. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about your application or the court process. It takes about 3-4 months after your application is filed for it to be heard by the court. During this time your case manager will be researching the list of Māori land interests that you have provided, to confirm that these shares belong to the deceased (and not to another person with a similar name). They will also contact the Māori Trustee (Te Tumu Paeroa) and/ or any Māori incorporation that the deceased held shares in and ask if there are any funds being held. You may not be required to attend a court hearing - your case manager


will let you know if you need to be there in person. You will receive a copy of the draft submission prior to the hearing. This is a draft copy of what will eventually form part of the court’s minutes of the hearing. You should read this carefully. If there are any mistakes, or parts that you don’t understand, it is important that you get in touch with your case manager.

draft submission and may ask you a few questions if he/she requires more clarification before reaching a decision. Shortly after the hearing you will receive a copy of the court minutes. This is a record of what was spoken about at the hearing, including the Judge’s recommendations about who should succeed, and payment of any funds (if applicable).

If you are required to attend a court hearing, you will receive notification at least two weeks before the hearing date. The notification will tell you the date of the hearing, the venue for the hearing, and when you should arrive.

About four weeks after the hearing you should receive a copy of the court orders. These are the legal document that transfers the shares to the successors.

Succession hearings are usually straightforward, and quick. Generally, the Judge will ask if you have read and understood the

For more information about the succession process, and to download an application form, visit

Note: Timelines quoted are only approximate.


From an early age Maia Ratana’s flair for building design was recognised and encouraged. Whenua talks to the PKW Trust 2018 Charles Bailey Scholar about her journey from those early drawings to Master’s study. Maia Ratana remembers being about seven years old when an uncle first told her she should be an architect. “I was always fascinated with the way buildings are used, the social implications more than what they were made of or how they looked,” she says. “I was always drawing floorplans for buildings when I was a kid and I’ve still got them all.” The 28-year-old has been selected to receive the PKW 2018 Charles Bailey Scholarship, worth $7,500 each year for a maximum of 3 years to support her in her studies towards a Master of Architecture (Professional) degree. But the pathway to studying architecture wasn’t always so clearly in focus for Auckland-based Maia, who initially took another creative route into tertiary study. “I learned classical violin growing up and thought I’d take that further, especially after all the effort, time and money Mum, Dad and I had invested, so I studied that for my first year of uni,” she says. Mum is Simone Graham and dad is Rick Ratana. Her kuia is Meteria Ratana (nee Broughton) of Ngaa Rauru.


But by the end of that first year of study, Maia knew continuing with music wasn’t hitting the right notes. Having gone straight to study from high school at Rotorua Girls’, she felt like she needed some space and time to figure out what she really did want to do. A year spent living with her grandparents in Te Puke helped her refocus and re-energise, and the decision was made to learn how to turn her childhood floorplans into real spaces. Maia returned to Auckland, where she completed her Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree at Unitech, followed by a Certificate in te reo Māori Proficiency at Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori. Now she’s back at Unitech, studying towards her Master’s, which she will finish in 2019. But architecture isn’t just a focus of this wahine’s academic career – it is a passion that encompasses her whole life. Maia is a consultant with ĀKAU, an innovative design and architecture not-for-profit organisation based in

Kaikohe with a specific focus on engaging with young people when planning for the future. Her current role involves developing a programme which will connect industry professionals with young people in regional communities. She is also involved in the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge, focusing on rangatahi engagement papakāinga revival. “It’s important to have rangatahi involved because we’re providing for them, the next generations,” she says. Maia’s ultimate dream is to help people around the country realise their untapped potential in the architectural space, to understand that those natural skills around drawing, design work and even graffiti can be transferred and developed into creating places and spaces for people. “That’s my long-term vision, whether it happens here (at ĀKAU) or on my own,” she says.

Maia says she also wants to help build strong, supportive networks because there’s far more than just studying to get through the qualifications. “It’s about creating ways to help Māori students get through as it can be hard, especially here in Auckland.” She is really grateful to her own whānau who have always been there for her. “I’ve been really lucky, I’ve always had them to help me along the way, through all the decisions I’ve made over the years.” In particular she’s very mindful of her partner Marshall (Mala) Tepania who is in the airforce and is ‘carrying the >> load’ while she studies.


“It’s important that we do it ourselves,

because no-one understands our needs like we do,”she states. Maia is also a warrior for the

environment, being active in Te Ara Whatu, a rangatahi-based group

advocating for indigenous rights in the climate change conversation.

In October last year she was part of a

delelgation that addressed the United Nations at the UNFCCC in Germany on this kaupapa, seeking to build

capacity for indigenous youth to effect change.

“It’s important to have rangatahi involved because we’re providing for them, the next generations”

Maia Ratana

She says there are not many Māori architects around and few of those are women, so she lists wāhine like politicians Marama Fox and Marama Davidson among her role models, alongside industry experts like Deidre Brown and her colleagues from ĀKAU.


the time, but relaxing for Maia means reading and hanging out with friends and whānau.

One day, she hopes that she will

return to Taranaki, giving back to PKW

and her wider Taranaki whānau. Maia has worked under Rau Hoskins from designTRIBE, an architecture firm “This scholarship has taken pressure with more than 20 years working in the off financially, especially living here in Māori building space. Auckland,” says Maia. She believes that the best people to design the Māori spaces of the future are Māori themselves because there’s a huge difference between being consulted on a project and having an architect who has a fundamental cultural understanding about what purposes buildings need to serve.

Right - From an early age, Maia was fascinated with buildings and spent many hours drawing floorplans.

It’s hard to imagine when she has

“I want to move to Taranaki when I

finish my studies. I know PKW is more focused on farming than architecture, but it’s an interesting space and

there’s opportunity to move with the future. I want to be involved with what’s happening.”

2018 TERTIARY GRANT/SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS The following students have been awarded post graduate scholarships:


Maia Ratana



Shareholder Endorser



Shareholder Endorser



Shareholder Endorser


Shareholder Endorser

Ngaa Rauru

Masters of Architecture (Profs)

Meteria Ratana


Dion Luke

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru; Master of Planning Taranaki; Ngāruahine

Hina Lucy Luke


Rauna Ngawhare


Master of Maori and Pacific Development

Toetoe Cunningham


Tami Cave


Te Atiawa; Ngāruahine Masters of Public Health

Ihaka Robinson




Shareholder Endorser

Jay Short


Master of Architecture (Prof)

Dianne Roka Short

Rere-No-A-Rangi Pope


Masters Degree in Software Development

Angela Edwards

The following students have been awarded undergraduate scholarships:




Shareholder Endorser




Shareholder Endorser

Michael Pritchard


Master of AgriCommerce

Murray Elgar

Taiawhio Waipoua-Bryers


Ngāti Mutunga; Taranaki; Ngāruahine

Ngāti Tama; Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa; Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui


Bachelor of Science (Technology)

Bachelor of Business Studies

Victoria Ann Kilgour

Steven Russell Gray




Shareholder Endorser

Aroha Broughton

Ngāti Mutunga; Ngāti Maru; Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Teaching

Poi Pue and Ana Taura Pue Whanau Trust

Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Physical Education

Aarona McGregor

Aaron Win

Thomas Bergen

Moerangi Taylor

Ngaa Rauru

NZ Diploma in Business


Bachelor of Science

Ngāti Tama; Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru; Taranaki; Ngāruahine

Bachelor of Arts

Raupo April McGregor Whanau Trust

Malcolm Win

Shelly Marie Pikikore Bergen Ropata Taylor

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The following 168 students have been awarded a PKW Tertiary Grant: Name



Shareholder Endorser

Abbott, Luke

Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Arts & Science

Vernon Arthur Rangi

Anderson, Mereana

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Design

Te Hunuahuna Parana Trust

Anderson, Sharyn Ashford, Rama

Te Atiawa; Ngaa Rauru Ngaa Rauru

Atutahi, Heather


Bailey, O’Jay

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru; Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Atutahi, Lyla

Barriball, Rimu

Bigham, Bonita

Booker, Catherine

Bachelor of Nursing

Michael Matoe

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Science in Zoology

Wayne Barriball


Diploma in Maori Governance and Leadership

Harry Rangihuatau Dansey

Te Atiawa; Ngāruahine

Brooks, Alayna

Te Atiawa; Ngaa Rauru

Cann, Ariana

Chamberlain, Liam

Chamberlain, Simon

Chase, Charlene-Jackwalyn

Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui Ngāti Ruanui Ngāti Ruanui Ngāti Ruanui Ngāruahine

Chittenden-O’Leary, Jesse

Te Atiawa; Taranaki

Cooper-Ruri, Kavahna-Jaye

Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Cole, Alison

Cornes, Sarah Cronin, Aaron Crown, Jenny

Patricia Gaye Ratana Heather Atutahi


Brooks, Alison

Post Grad Diploma in Teaching Māori Medium (Te Aho Paerewa)

Te Wehi Kotokoto Whanau Trust

Bachelor of Community Health


Bourne, Chyna-Li Bright, Alexis

Certificate in Beauty Therapy

Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

New Zealand Diploma in Legal Executive Studies

Masters in Fine Arts

Lyla Atutahi

Hinewaito Bigham

Certificate of University Preparation

Therese Bourne

Bachelor of Nursing

Charmaine Puru

Certificate in Healthcare

Gary Ngaia

Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Science Marylinda Brooks Bachelor of Radiation Therapy

Kenneth Tohia

Bachelor of Laws

Rosalie Mae Rangi

Bachelor of Tourism Management Bachelor of Education (He Korowai Akonga)

Rosalie Mae Rangi . Maria Rose Chase

Bachelor of Design Innovation

Roberta Walden

Heke Kaitiakitanga Putaiao

Basil Tumoana

Certificate in Rumaki Reo

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

Val Hawe

Elizabeth Iripete (Rei) Forbes

Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa; Diploma in Heke Reo Māori Taranaki

Wharehoka Wano

Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa; Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Taranaki Surgery

Donald Tuuta (Carol Davey)

Master of Māori and Pacific Development

The Pehikino Crown Whanau Trust

Te Atiawa

Certificate in Rumaki Reo

LeiAnn Davis

Dooney, Rhys

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Science

Patricia Jill Affleck

Duncan, Jack

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Commercial Music

Davey, Drew Davis, Lei

Doeg, Danyon

Doyle, Raukura Duxfield, Macy Edmonds, Te Waimoko Edmonds, May Edwards, Erana Elgar, Linda

Elkington, Angus Fage, Dylan

Farley, Sheridan Gilbert, Marama Gin, Campbell

Graham-Ratana, Te Wehi Hancock, Megan

Harrop-Marriner, Portia

Harrop-Marriner, SammeSara 30 | HE ORANGA

Te Atiawa

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Edward Rongomai Ira Tamati Whanau Trust (Dawn Tamati)

Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru Bachelor of Health & Bachelor of Laws Betty Anderson Taranaki; Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru

Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Arts

Eileen TePaea McNamee Mary Wakefield

Taranaki; Ngāruahine; Bachelor Of Nursing Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru

Justine Heta


Bachelor of Sport

Te Hinganga Betty McLean

Te Atiawa; Ngāruahine

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Elkington Trust

Ngāti Mutunga; Taranaki; Ngāruahine

Certificate in Health and Wellbeing & Social and Community Services


Masters of Business and Management Campbell Gin

Ngāti Tama; Ngāti Diploma in Applied Addictions Mutunga; Te Atiawa; Ngāti Counselling Ruanui

May Maitapere Kapo Edmonds

Te Atiawa; Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Murray Elgar (Tane) Mum’s Mob Trust

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru

Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui Ngaa Rauru Ngaa Rauru Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Design with Honours

Te Ruangakau Ratahi Whanau Trust Ramona Rongonui

Diploma in Heke Reo

Urutaahua Kingi Gilbert

Apprenticeship in Carpentry

Meteria Ratana

NZ Certificate in Creativity

Gary Ngaia

Bachelor of Business Analysis & Bachelor of Laws (Hons) NZ Certificate in Animal Technology (Vet Nursing Assistant)

Delwyn Hancock

Gary Ngaia




Shareholder Endorser

Hau, Emma


Bachelor of Midwifery

Kenneth Mark Hau

Hauraro, Shaan

Ngāti Ruanui

Apprenticeship in Brick & Block Laying Richard Waiwiri

Hodges-Paul, Destiny

Ngāti Tama; Ngāti Mutunga

Hau, Kenny

Hemara-Wahanui, Kayla


Kenny Hau

Bachelor of Nursing

Te Rawanake Coles


Bachelor of Architectural Studies

Rongomai Wharehoka

Ngāti Tama; Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Nursing

Theodore Roy Hough Nancy-Lee Katene

Hunt, Adriana

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Ruanui

Diploma in Outdoors Adventure Management Bachelor of Teaching (MMP)

Hunt, Grace

Te Atiawa

Jansen, Louise

Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary)

Evelyn Te Ringakaha Pullen Whanau Trust

Kahui, Vaun


Bachelor of Business

Kara, Maioha

Te Atiawa; Taranaki

Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours

Katene, Celecia

Ngāti Ruanui

Katene-Ashford, Tazmyn

Ngāti Tama; Ngāruahine; Bachelor of Public Policy, Law and Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru Criminology

Holman-Wharehoka, Maiate-oho Hough, Kylie

Hoyes, Detroit

Kahu Pukoro, Vickie

Kamo, Paula

Katene, Asher

Katene, Reuben

Kauika, Ashleigh Keepa, Aotahi

Kelly, Jasmine Kemp, Lena

Kemp, Noah

Kennedy, Ripeka

Khan-Malak, Emire King, Alicia

King, Sarah

King, Taylah

King-Tabuteau, Michael Langton, Bree-Anna Langton, Mitchell

Langton, Shamus Langton, Xavier Lewer, Diana


Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery



Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa

Ngāti Tama; Ngāruahine


Bachelor in Health Science

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Post Grad Diploma in Education

Graduate Certificate in Arts (Māori Studies) Bachelor or Arts

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Neville Bevan Kahui

Te Ahi Omrika Matilda Kamo (nee Kopu) Esther Te Tauri

Mahanakiterangi Marina Manuirirangi Mihipeka Katene Josie Bigham

Nanci-Lee Hinerakei Katene

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Teching (ECE)

Ross Kelly

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Arts

Ngāti Tama; Te Atiawa

Te Atiawa; Ngāruahine Te Atiawa

Taranaki; Ngāruahine Ngāruahine Ngāruahine Taranaki

Te Atiawa; Taranaki Te Atiawa; Taranaki Te Atiawa; Taranaki Taranaki

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Health Sciences Bachelor of Social Services

Bachelor of Applied Mangement Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Bachelor Arts in Māori Studies Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Bachelor of Physical Education Bachelor of Design Innovation Bachelor of Commerce

New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Ngāti Mutunga

Luke, Bobby

Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui; Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Ngaa Rauru Technologies


Bachelor in Law

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Master of Engineering

Kenneth Royce Tohia Jan Bezems Jan Bezems

Urutaahua Gilbert

Nanny Rubys Whanau Trust Bernard King

Monica Green Stephen King

Robert Hurunui Rex Langton Rex Langton

James Langton

Rex Bruce Langton

Hana Newton Whanau Trust Shane Paul Te-Ratanarangitahua Ruihi Clesta Loper Ruth Maha

Robert Campbell

Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru Doctor of Surgery

Hera (Sally) MacFater

Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Bicuturalism Social Work (Ngā Poutoko Whakarara Oranga)

Pandra Reione Reihana

Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Teaching

Maria Toro

Ngāti Mutunga; Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Health Science

Manaia, Tuarua

Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Marshall-Nyman, Kealyn

Ngāruahine; Ngaa Rauru

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational therapy)

Manaia, Georgina

Tiri Bailey-Charles Bailey Family Trust

Johanna Kauika

Loper, Nicole

MacLeod, Phoebe

Anthony Piki Wallace Broughton

Bachelor of Nursing

Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru Certificate in Health Science

Ngaa Rauru

MacFater, Wiremu

Evelyn Te Ringakaha Pullen Whanau Trust

Ngaa Rauru

Lewis, Chontell

Lowry, Andrew

Terewanga Waimaria Hodges

David MacLeod

Marty Manaia

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Mathieson, Mina

Te Atiawa; Taranaki; Ngāti Diploma in Software Development Ruanui

Mina Mathieson

Yvette McGregor - TopakiRangimaria-Arahanga Whanau Trust

McGregor, Arihia


Shareholder Endorser

Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa; Graduate Diploma in Psychology Taranaki; Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru Ngaa Rauru

Bachelor of Arts

Nga Uri o Maaka Herewini Haapu raua ko Mareikura Reremoana Trust

Mcguigan, Tama-Carlos

Te Atiawa

Malcolm McGuigan

Mcguigan, Tamu

Te Atiawa

Apprenticeship in Joinery/Kitchen Manufacture

McLean, Joce


Miles, George

Te Atiawa

McGregor, Mosalene

Mildenhall, Taylor

Ngāti Maru

Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating

Malcolm McGuigan

Bachelor of Nursing

Lynne Williams

Diploma in Conveyancing

Te Hinganga Betty McLean

Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)

Ngaraiti Rukuwai

Millar-Potaka, Anahera

Ngaa Rauru

Moore, Tracey

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Social Work

Morris, Noel


Bachelor of Applied IT

Morgan-Edmonds, Turanga Morris, Tyler

Te Atiawa


Murray, Logan

Ngāti Tama

Ngeru, Chiquita

Ngāti Ruanui

Nicholson, Matt

Ngāti Ruanui

O’Brien, Jack

Ngāti Ruanui

Muru-King, Rhys

Nicholson, Joshua

Nilsen, Bree

O’Carroll, Dwayne O’Sullivan, Takaterangi Orr, Lania

Paewai, Te Haana Paki, Taine

Paki Paki - Utiera, Samantha Paranihi, Allan Paulger, Makuini Payne, Matiu Piki, Keanu Poa, Nga Roma

Poa, Poipoia Te Taonga Poa, TeWainuiarua Pue-Skellern, Tane Quinnell, Jordan Ramanui, Toni


Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui


Te Atiawa; Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Health Science

Diploma in Tohu Māoritanga Post Grad Diploma in Applied Informatics

Te Kotahitanga Ruawai-Hamilton Trust Jessie Wikitoria Beamish

Riwai Morgan Whanau Trust Elkington Trust Elkington Trust

Bachelor of Science

Ani Teinati Murray

Bachelor of Social Science

Edward Ngeru

Bachelor of Commerce

Claire Nicholson

Bachelor of Commerce

Robert O’Brien

Bachelor of Media Arts (Fashion Design) Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Arts Master of Arts

Bernard King

Claire Rosalind Nicholson

Eileen Conroy

Christine O’Carroll

Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa; Certificate in Physiotherapy Ngāti Ruanui

Moana Skelton


Raymond William Edwards

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Nursing

Dion Rollo


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Ihaka Robinson

Te Atiawa; Taranaki; Ngāruahine

Bachelor of Māori Visual Art Bachelor of Commerce

Marie Paki Paki

Ngāti Tama; Ngāti Mutunga

Bachelor of Commercial Music

Allan Paranihi

Ngaa Rauru

Ngāti Tama; Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Arts Doctor of Māori Studies

Donna Paulger

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru; Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Science

Maria Maringi Piki

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Design

Denise Wiremu


Bachelor of Laws & Bachelors of Arts

Denise Wiremu


Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts

Tama Potaka (Sina Chase Trust)

Te Atiawa; Taranaki; Ngāti Bachelor of Commerce Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru Ngāti Maru

Ngāti Ruanui

Diploma of Hotel Management Bachelor of Education

Denise Wiremu

Brenda Pue

Thomas Turetangata Malcomb Kara

Rei, Kylie


Rikihana, Terewai

Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru Masters of Professional Practice (Education Endorsement)

Grace Terewai Moffatt

Ngaa Rauru

Amanda Rukuwai Donnelly

Rikihana, Nopera

Roy, Jaren

Rukuwai, Amanda


Ngaa Rauru

Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Creative Technology

Roy Tikao

Post Grad Diploma in Poutahu Whakahaere

Bachelor of Commerce

Post Grad Diploma of Business Administration

Spencer Rei

Grace Terewai Moffatt

Rosalie Mae Rangi




Shareholder Endorser

Schimanski, Irie

Te Atiawa

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Charles Hunt

Seed, Jacinta

Te Atiawa

Bachelor of Health Science

Rongomai Wharehoka

Scouller, Jurnee Serubasaga, Kini

Sheridan, Tamahina

Skelton, Te Kahurangi Slater-Carter, Madelyne

Ngāruahine Ngaa Rauru Ngaa Rauru

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru; Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor in Health Science

Mums Mob Trust

Lucille Kathryn Gawler Peggy Te Waati Moana Skelton


Bachelor of Health Sciences

Solomon, Joshua


Stephens, Teiarere

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery

Te Atiawa; Taranaki; Ngāti Bachelor of Science Ruanui

Wira Ruakere

Ngāti Tama; Ngāti Mutunga; Te Atiawa; Taranaki; Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Patricia Bodger

Sullivan, Courtney Swann, Anna

Taamaru, Tiana-Vai

Christine Margaret MathiesonPicken Josie Bigham


Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Michael Sullivan

Ngāti Tama; Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru; Taranaki; Ngāruahine

Bachelor of Public Policy and Anthropology

Rawinia Leatherby

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru; Ngāti Ruanui

Certificate in Health and Well Being

Masters of Education

Tahau, Alexandra


Bachelor in Commerce

Robyn Davey

Tairi, Narelle

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Maru; Ngāruahine; Ngāti Ruanui

Certificate in Freight and Logistics

Maria Maringi Piki

Tapara, Jahdine

Ngaa Rauru

Master of Education

Tairi, Launa-Rae

Maria Maringi Piki

Tamaiparea, Jazmine

Ngāti Ruanui

Bachelor of Design Innovation

Mary Holly Tamaiparea

Tarawhiti-Hape, Katrina


Fred Pau Tapara

Tauru, Daniel

Ngāti Mutunga

Diploma of Enrolled Nursing

Taylor, Callum


Taylor, Pianika

Te Atiawa

Taylor-Mason, Iyanah

Ngaa Rauru

Thocolich, Aaliyah

Te Atiawa

Walsh, Alexander

Te Atiawa; Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru

Certificate in Small Business Management

Jennifer Joan Bennett

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Patrick Louis Taylor


Taylor, Te Aroha

Te Atiawa

TeRuki, Haydn

Te Atiawa

Urwin, Abbey

Te Atiawa

Wana, Tammy

Ngaa Rauru

Bachelor of Law

Warren, Gina

Doctor of Chemistry

Ngāti Tama; Te Atiawa

Diploma in Acute Prescribing

Webb, Carol

Ngaa Rauru

Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Wheatley, George

Te Atiawa

Wiari, Sylvana Taylor

Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work

Williams-Edwards, Te Raunatanga

Taranaki; Ngāruahine; Bachelor of Teaching Māori Medium Ngāti Ruanui; Ngaa Rauru (Te Aho Tatairangi)

Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Applied Management Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Masters in Business Administration

Watt, Morgan

Ngāti Ruanui

Wharepapa, Renee

Te Atiawa

White, Libby

Te Atiawa

Willams, Takarangi

Te Atiawa; Taranaki; Ngāti Apprenticeship as Electrician Ruanui

Ngaa Rauru

Steven Paul Tauru

Bachelor Of Veterinary Science

Taylor, Lilly

Wilson, Elly

Whiro Simon

Bachelor of Social Sciences Bachelor of Business

Tertiary Foundation Certificate

Bachelor of Design with Honours

Diploma in Tourism and Travel

Sam Wallis Kahui

Te Teira Whanau Trust

Toherangi Whanau Trust Hayden Claude Te Ruki Irene Thocolich

Mereaina Noreen Kirkwood

Margaret Te Ruihi Walsh (nee Broughton) Ngakawe and Hauraki Wana Whanau Trust

Pehi Keith Warren Whanau Trust Vern Rangi

Johanna Kauika

Natalie Andrews

Mereaina Noreen Kirkwood Pereni Belle Tupe

Dalrine Sylvana Firmin

George Koro Nedia Okeroa Ray Edwards Delwyn Hancock


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