Your Trust Board

On 28 November 2015 at the annual general meeting of the trust the schedule of trustees was revised as follows:- 
(L > R) Rachel Davie, Bentham Ohia, Peter Stokes, Colin Reeder, Tama Hovell and Victoria Kingi.
The Board is chaired by newly appointed Advisory Trustee Colin Reeder.

Colin Reeder


At the 2015 Annual General Meeting, Colin stepped down as a trustee to pursue other interests. In April 2016 the Board approached Colin with an offer to be appointed as an Advisory Trustee. He accepted and was invited by the Board to chair its future meetings in the interim without all of the associated responsibilities he previously held as well as their accompanying pressures. 

Colin brings a broad range of experiences to the role from various careers in the private, public, tertiary, community development and voluntary sectors. He holds a postgraduate degree with honors and currently serves on the governance body of two commercial kiwifruit orchards and is a trustee of Te Wananga Tapere o Takitimu (Takitimu Performing Arts School), Hastings.

Re-appointed as chairperson 2016. 

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Victoria Kingi

Deputy Chairperson

Victoria graduated in Law with honours from Auckland University in 1997. She is Managing Director of her consultancy company, Papakainga  Solutions Ltd, specialising in property asset development working with  Māori Land Trusts & post Treaty settlement entities.

She is Chair of the  Maori Housing Advisory Committee to the Associate Minister of Housing  currently involved in developing the first National Maori Housing Strategy  for the Minister of Business, Innovation & Employment. She is a Director  of Pacific Coast Retirement Village, Papamoa; a Trustee of the Crown  entity the New Zealand Blood Service Board, and a trustee of the  Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Inc. Prior to returning home to Tauranga in 2008, Victoria practised planning and resource management law at Russell McVeagh and specialised in Trust/estate and asset structuring work with Taylor Grant Tesiram, both of Auckland.

Appointed as a trustee in 2013. 

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Tama Hovell


Tama is Senior Associate at the law firm Atkins Holm Majurey. He worked for over seven years at Russell McVeagh prior to joining Atkins Holm Majurey in July 2009.

Tama specialises in environmental, resource management and Maori legal issues and has been involved in a number of major resource consenting projects. He has provided advice and been involved in negotiating land issues between corporate entities and iwi land owners, development in outstanding natural landscape areas and, a range of large infrastructure developments.

He has also acted for a number of iwi throughout the country and is a co-author of the Maori chapter to the Making Good Decisions programme for commissioner  decision-making. Tama is currently focusing his support with post treaty settlement aspirations and resource management issues for Nga Potiki. 

Appointed as an Advisory Trustee in 2013 and a full fledge trustee in 2014. 

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Peter Stokes


 I believe I have the balance, background, motivation to contribute, grow, protect and move forward our wishes and aspirations for our Iwi into the future.

I believe in Education as a tool for our betterment and wellbeing. 1971-74 Te Aute College. 1975-84 Royal NZ Navy, NZ Operational and Service medals, 1977- NZ Defence Force Rep British Royal Family's 25th Silver Jubilee 1977. 1984-NZ Fire Service, NZ most trusted organization, 14 years long service good conduct Medal, 25 year gold star, 30 year service, cultural advisor to Te Roopu Tinei Ahi ki Tamaki Makau Rau Maori Fire Fighters group, Fire Safety deliverer to Kohanga Reo/Kura Kaupapa Maori, policy making NZ Fire Service. 1995- World Cup NZ Touch team Captain Hawaii. 2005- Member Ngati Kuku Hapu Waitangi Settlement team. Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Strategic planning team. 2012 Kumikumi trust board member.

As you can see my history shows a career in service to my country and my community and proud to serve on the Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust Board with discipline and honesty of my background and the integrity and mana of my whanau.

Appointed as a trustee in 2014. 

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Bentham Ohia


Bentham has a Master in Business Administration MBA, Bachelor in Arts (Maori and Education) and a Diploma in Teaching (Maori Immersion).

He is married to Kate Cherrington and father to Tuakoi (19) and Tahuaroa (16). His tribal affiliations are to Tauranga Moana (Nga Pōtiki, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Pūkenga, Ngati Ranginui); Te Tauihu o Te Waka A Maui (Waikawa Picton, Nelson-Motueka, Wakatu) Te Arawa (Ngati Te Roro o Te Rangi) and Ngai Tahu. Bentham is currently a Doctorate Fellow studying for a PHD in "Transformative Indigenous Movements" at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi (submitting in 2015). He worked for Te Wananga o Aotearoa for 20 years (1994-2013) and as Deputy CEO and CEO for his last 14 years. He chaired the WIPCE World Indigenous Peoples Conference in Education in New Zealand (2005) and was the Associate Director of Wakatu Incorporation (2005).

Bentham is president of Advancement of Maori Opportunity AMO, deputy chairman of the Waikato Tainui College of Research and Development and a board member of Americans for Indian Opportunity AIO.

Appointed as a trustee in 2015. 

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Rachael Davie


My tribal affilictions are Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui and Nga Potiki.  I am currently the Group Manager Policy, Planning and Regulatory Services at Western Bay of Plenty District Council and in this position also fulfil the role of Chair of the Joint Agency Group for Papakainga development across the western Bay of Plenty sub-region.

I have extensive local government experience, particularly in the areas of strategic and community planning, tangata whenua participation in local government, contemporary community engagement approaches, resource management and Building Act matters. I graduated from Waikato University in 1997 with degrees in law and management studies.

Before my career in local government I was a lawyer with one of Tauranga’s oldest and most established law firms. On a personal level I am honest, reliable and innovative.

Appointed as a trustee in 2015. 

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