Ko Mauao te maunga, Tauranga te moana, Mataatua te waka, ko Ngai Te Rangi te iwi, ko Ngati He me Nga Potiki nga Hapu, ko Kevin Haua Toku ingoa. I was born and raised in Tauranga moana. I am widower to the late Rawinia of Ngati Ranginui and Ngati Pukenga. We have four grown children. I attended Tauranga Boys College for one year and Hato Petera for two years. I am a registered plumber by trade, however, in the last 28 years I have been involved in the roofing industry in Tauranga in which my son and I own half share.
After 15 years as a trustee, I am still passionate and very proud to be involved with the management and development of our lands and assets. My intial years of learning were under the leadership and guidance of former Chairman, Sonny Sewell. In recent years, alongside fellow trustees, the focus of our decision-making has been to improve existing business activities and achieve better long term economic returns for the benefit of our shareholders and future generations.
Kia ora koutou te whanau. My name is Neil Te Kani. My kuia is Titia Tukairangi Te Kani. My father is Wiparera Te Kani and my mother is Porina Joan Bidios. I am of Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui and Ngati Pukenga descent. I have a staunch Ratana Morehu background and I treasure and honour my whakapapa links.
I am an honest and reliable person who is also hard working and diligent. I am a consensus builder and a very experienced trustee and director. With these values, I am very much looking forward to working alongside our people and the Board and demonstrate what I can bring to and for Mangatawa.
Kia ora, I am Victoria Kingi. I'm from here in Tauranga Moana. I graduated in Law from Auckland University, with Honours, in 1996 and practised with legal firms Russell McVeagh and Taylor Grant Tesiram in resource management and trust law/asset management. I have travelled extensively overseas and have settled again in my home town with a busy whanau of four boys. My husband is Patrick Kingi from Whanau-a-Apanui (and others).
I am committed to us - Mangatawa. I have recently successfully project co-ordinated stage one of our papakainga development which consists of 10 kaumatua units + a further 2 kaumatua units and 8 4 bedroom whanau homes.
I am part of the Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Ranginui tribe. My sub-tribes are Nga Potiki and Ngati He. Mauao is my maunga, Tauranga my moana, and I reside in the beautiful Nga Papaka o Rangataua also known as Maungatapu. My father, Peter Ririnui, was raised at Karikari by my grandparents and my mother, Puti Ririnui (nee Harawira), was raised down Taranaki Lane, therefore I have always had a close association with Mangatawa and Papamoa.
I have held a variety of different positions in the last 16 years. I have also come to know awide variety of people. I believe every individual is important, no matter the title we hold, as too often we forget that it is the people who give us the power to do the mahi we do. To the shareholders of Mangatawa, I look forward to working closely alongside you and the Committee of Management, to do our best in our journey to evolve Mangatawa and its potential into this century, but keeping our history alive at the same time.
Paula Werohia (Trustee and CEO)
Ko Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga, to Iwi. Ko Nga Potiki, Ngati He, Ngati Puapua, me Pirirakau oku hapu. Ko Mauao te maunga, Tauranga te Moana, Mataatua raua ko Te Arawa nga waka, Ko Paula Mapuna Werohia toku ingoa. Tena Koutou Katoa.
I was born, raised and educated in the Bay of Plenty in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. I returned to New Zealand in 1990 from Australia where I had resided for 10 years. I continued my studies from 1990 at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Wananga O Raukawa, Waikato and Aotearoa, studying towards my Degree in Maori Leadership and Development. The majority of my employment has been in management and administration and, in the last twentyfive years, governance. Sustainable economic Maori land development and supporting the ongoing capacity of our Maori people to manage and administer our lands and moana is the kaupapa that I work within.
My Interests include fishing, diving, environmental sustainability and travel.
The AGM was held on 17 September 2016 and saw Kevin Haua re-elected onto the Committee of Management. Your current Committee of Management are Kevin Haua (chair), Neil Te Kani (deputy), Wakata Kingi, Victoria Kingi and Paula Werohia.more »
The 2017 Education Grant applications closed on 17 February 2017. Thank you to all those who submitted applications. We received a total of 35 applications. The applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their application in writing within the next few weeks.more »
The 2016/2017 dividends and kaumatua grants (distributed to those aged 65yrs+ upon application) have been paid to those shareholders with known addresses and current bank account details and have dividends owing to them over over $10.00. If you live overseas and we have your postal address, payment will be disbursed to in the new year. If you have any queries, please contact the office.more »