Whanau elected Trustees
Trustee & Company Director
Both of Toro Waaka’s parents are Ngāti Pāhauwera. He grew up around the Mohaka area, moving around the Hawkes Bay with his parents who were both teachers.
He is currently the Chair of Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust, Chair of Hawkes Bay Māori Tourism, Director on New Zealand Māori Tourism, Director of Ngāti Pāhauwera Commercial Development Limited, Chairperson of Māori Battalion D Company Research Committee and Co-Chair of the Hawkes Bay Regional Council Regional Planning Committee. Toro and his wife Marion own Napier Prison Tours and Audiotourz.
Toro was appointed MNZM for services to Māori and the community due to his involvement in employment, community development, conservation and tourism initiatives over the past 45 years. Toro has worked for the Community Employment Group, Wairoa District Council, Department of Conservation, was a Fisheries Commissioner and CEO of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated.
Toro was a member of the Section 30 Committee which was the entity prior to the Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust. He was a researcher and negotiator for the claim.
Lady Tureiti Moxon
Lady Tureiti Moxon (nee Hawkins) is currently a trustee on the Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust and chairs the Maanaki Grants Committee. She was also a member of the Ngāti Pāhauwera negotiating team who settled the Ngāti Pāhauwera historical treaty claims with the Crown in 2010. Born in Wairoa hospital she grew up in Mohaka and attended Mohaka Native School which later became the Mohaka Primary School. The eldest of twelve siblings she currently resides in Hamilton where she is the Managing Director of Te Kōhao Health.
She is currently the Managing Director of Te Kōhao Health, a large urban,
health, education, social and Whānau Ora service provider in Hamilton providing services to the wider Waikato region. She is an executive member of the National Urban Māori Authority, a Trustee of the Hauraki Primary Health Organisation and Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa. Tureiti also serves as a member of the Waikato DHB Iwi Māori Council, the Social Security Appeals Authority and the Waitangi Tribunal.
Lady Tureiti also has extensive governance experience on both local and national boards and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
Trustee & Company Director
Tania has iwi affiliations with Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Tūwharetoa.
She is a specialist Consultant, Manager and Director with extensive experience in funding, contracting, strategy, change management, Māori and Iwi relationships, leadership, workforce and community development.
Tania is the Managing Director of Digital Indigenous and has been facilitating leadership training programmes since 2002. Tania holds several governance roles including Ministerial Appointment to the Waikato District Health Board; Deputy Chair of Ngāti Pāhauwera Development and Tiaki Trusts; Director on the Ngāti Pāhauwera Commercial Development Limited and is a Justice of the Peace.
Tania overtime has completed an MBA (with Distinction), BSocSci, Grad Dip Mgmt. St, PGCBR and Grad Dip (Te Reo Māori) to compliment her Registered Psychiatric Nursing qualification (RPN).
Tania is passionate about making a positive difference and strives for excellence in both worlds.
“A social cultural conscience with a business edge.”
Trustee & Company Director
Ko ona tipuna e whakahuihui nei i tona whakapapa ki a Ngati Pahauwera o naianei, ko Mehaka Tumataroa, ko Maata Te Maapara, ko Ihipera O’Keefe ratau ko Ropotini Tiopira. Ko ona karangatanga hapu ko Ngati Kurahikakawa, Ngai Tatua, Ngai Tuhemata me Ngati Kukura.
Chaans is married to Michelle (nee’ Brown.) He was born in Hastings to Okeroa Tumataroa and Priscilla Clarke; where by virtue of whakapapa is affiliated to Iwi including Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Porou, Te Arawa, Nga Puhi and Ngai Tahu. He was raised at Huramua by his grandfather Guy Tumataroa with the Waihua and Mohaka rohe’ featuring prominently in his childhood. Chaans was schooled at Turiroa School and then went on to Wairoa College.
A background in the Haahi Mihinare (Maori Anglican Church) has seen him encounter a lot of Pahauwera whanau, having served them both at home and outside of the district.
Former governance experience includes being a marae trustee and member of various boards and committee’s including the General Synod and Standing Committee of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; which gives final directive to the St Johns College Trustboard (one of the largest private charitable trusts in NZ.)
Present governance roles include being a current Trustee to the Ngati Pahauwera Development and Tiaki Trust’s, Director of Ngati Pahauwera Commercial Development Limited, Trustee & Chair of the Huramua Marae, Chair of the Wairoa, Mohaka, Waikaremoana Pastorate, Chair of the Kahungunu ki te Wairoa (Maori Anglican) Rohe and representative to the Pihopatanga ki te Tairawhiti AGM and Standing committee.
“Ko nga mea katoa e mea ai koutou, mahia a ngakautia, hei mea ki te Ariki” Korohe 2:23
Ko Ngati Rahui te hapu.
• Successful record in property
development and private business over
• 10 years’ experience in management
and governance as General Manager of
progressive Media organisation.
• Current trustee on Te Matarae o Te Wairoa Economic
Parents Lilian and Keefe Adsett
Home – Omahara, Kahungunu.
• Primary – Raupunga Maori District High
• Secondary – Wairoa College. (Head Boy
• Tertiary – Lincoln University, Massey University.
• Mautaua Station.
• Touch Ross Chartered Accountants in charge of Bayley Trust
• Affco – Supervisor beef slaughter and boning.
– Compliance Manager.
– Human Resources Manager
•Born and bred in Raupunga.
•Partner in local shearing business,
established more than 50 years,
employing 40+ Pahauwera whanau.
• Active in rongoa, matauranga, and te Ao
• Active in community projects including
landscaping and development of Raupunga rest-stop