TĀ TĀTOU POARI
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The Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts (Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trust and the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Charitable Trust) are made up of six elected members, three from the Tarakaipa hapū and three from the Pūaha te Rangi hapū.

 

The Trusts’ mission is to receive, hold, manage and administer the Trusts’ assets on behalf of and for the benefit of the present and future members of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō in accordance with the Deed. Members meet monthly and also hold responsibilities within the Sub-committee structure. Elections are held annually, and trustees serve three-year terms.

All registered members aged 18 and older are eligible to stand for election and vote.

 

 

Hinemoa Conner, Chairperson
Hinemoa Conner, Chairperson

Hinemoa has represented the Pūaha te Rangi hapū since 2011 and was elected chairperson in September 2019. After a
professional career spent in Christchurch, Hine now resides in the Far North.

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Clinton Gapper, Deputy chair
Clinton Gapper, Deputy chair

From the large and well-known Gapper family, Clinton lives in Picton with wife Nicola and tamariki Nikita and Lilly. This is Clinton’s first term as a trustee after being elected in 2019.

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Margaret Bond
Margaret Bond

Margaret, a renowned master weaver, has represented the Tarakaipa hapū since 2010, and also served the iwi on the Ngāti Apa Iwi Society, which preceded the current Trust model. Margaret lives in Blenheim.

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Bosun Huntley
Bosun Huntley

Bosun was elected to the Trusts for Tarakaipa in 2019, but is no stranger to iwi business, having served on the Trusts previously. Born and bred in the Sounds, Bosun is a familiar face in his hometown Picton.

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Kushla Okano
Kushla Okano

Kushla was voted onto the Trusts to represent the Pūaha te Rangi hapū in 2020. After many years overseas working in renewable energy, Kushla now resides in Levin with her husband and five tamariki.

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Fayne Robinson
Fayne Robinson

A well-known master carver, Fayne, who resides in Ōtautahi (Christchurch), was first elected to the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō Trusts in September 2018. He represents the Pūaha te Rangi hapū.

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