Board of Trustees
Congratulations to Harvey Ruru and Ronald Riwaka who were re-elected, at the December 2019 Trustee Board Hui as
- Chairperson - Harvey Ruru
- Vice Chair - Ronald Riwaka
We would like to welcome on board our 2 new Trustees:
- Mark Barcello
- Rachael Hāte
Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
Te Ātiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust Foundation Trustee since 1993. Former Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Co Director on Tainui Taranaki ki Te Tonga Ltd to progress our Waitangi Tribunal Claims Settlement alongside Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Koata and Wai 56 (Wakatu Inc). Submitted personally 3 Waitangi Tribunal Claims for Te Ātiawa hearing and one Hough whānau claim yet to be heard as part of the Waikanae Waitangi Tribunal Claims.
I continue to enjoy all the challenges which many changes have presented over the years. Te Ātiawa presently has huge tasks ahead to ensure the future of our mokopuna is sustained. Many wonderful and beautiful people have been and continue to be on this journey to secure the best for our mokopuna and Te Ātiawa nui tonu.
Ko Piripiri te maunga
Ko Waitohi te awa
Ko Tokomaru te waka
Ko Waikawa te marae
Ko Puketapu te hapu
Ko Te Ati Awa te iwi
Ko Ron Riwaka toku ingoa.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi Engari, he toa takitini
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many
My parents, Taare and Huriana Riwaka, lived in Waikawa. I grew up at Waikawa Pa with my siblings and many cousins.
Occupation : Carpenter.
Interests : Diving, Te Reo Māori, Golf, Waikawa Marae, Diving for local hui & tangihanga.
I was born and have lived most of my life here in Waikawa. My parents are Bill and Lily Reeves. I am married to Dawn McLaren and have three sons and four mokopuna. I am a qualified carpenter and in the past have run my own business quite successfully.
In the past four years I have been studying Te Reo Māori with the aim of speaking on Waikawa Marae and representing our Marae at hui. I am now in a place in my life where I feel I can contribute to my Iwi. I have a passion for all ‘things’ Māori, and have a desire for my Iwi to succeed at all levels.
Kia ora Whānau,
I am privileged to have been elected to Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust.
I will endeavour to the best of my ability to ensure that the Governance and Management of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui will continue at the highest level.
Open honest communication with the iwi are necessities for a strong and stable iwi.
I have lived in Waikawa Bay since 2009. My mokopuna attend Waikawa Bay School and Queen Charlotte College. My daughter is on the Waikawa Marae Committee.
Occupation : Kaiako (Te Ataarangi), Educator (Nelson Provincial Museum), Information Management Librarian (Nelson City Council).
Over the years I have been involved in several youth and community development programmes and view these programmes as an investment for all Māori. More recently I have been involved in educating the wider community in all aspects of ‘Te Ao Māori’.
I believe I offer a fresh perspective and skills base to aid the direction of Iwi and descendants into the future.
Occupation: Group Financial Accountant, Wakatu Incorporation, Nelson.
Education: Graduate Diploma in Business (Grad Dip Bus) – Massey University; Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (BCA) – Victoria University
Interests: Family, Iwi, Friends, Rugby, Horses, Home, Waikawa Bay, Māori Economic Development
Ko Piripiri te maunga, Ko Waitohi te awa, Ko Waikawa te marae, Ko Ngāti Te Whiti tōku hapū, Ko Tokomaru te waka, Ko Te Ātiawa tōku iwi, Ko Island Moutere Love me ko Patricia Huriata Love ōku maatua, Ko au te mokopuna tuatahi o Moutere raua ko Patricia Love. Heoi ano he tamaiti whāngai au o raua. Ko Marlene Turama Love tōku Whaea whanau. Ko Vennessa Turama Ede taku ingoa.