Trustees and Management

Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust has five Trustees:

Phil Gardiner has been a Trustee since 2006 and in February 2008 was nominated as the Chairperson. 

Whetu Rolleston was appointed at our 2016 AGM.

Brendon Taingahue has been a Trustee since 2007.  He is also the Orchard Manager and lives on Rangiwaea Island.

Riann Umaga-Marshall was appointed at our 2020 AGM, she lives on Rangiwaea Island and commutes daily to town for mahi.

Mate Samuels has been a Trustee since the 2019 AGM. He lives and works on Matakana Island.

Hemi Rolleston was a Trustee from 2005 to October 2007. He was appointed Advisory Trustee in October 2007.  He advises the Trust in areas such as grants, finance and economic development.

Advisory Kaumatua's

Hinewai Taingahue and Bobby Rolleston  have made themselves available to the Trust to act as advisory kaumatua's.  Mawete Gardiner was also an advisory kaumatua right up until her passing in 2014. 

They have a vast knowledge of the history/tikanga of Rangiwaea Island and are valuable to the Trust.


Tauwhao Te Ngare Trust has established sub-committees to deal with grants and finance and economic development and employ a number of external consultants to assist the Trustees and Management:

Financial Advisor/Accountant - Finlay Dykzeul Limited

Financial Auditor - BDO.




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