Ngā Kotaha Kaitiaki


Toro Waaka

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 (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.

Lady Tureiti Moxon

Lady Tureiti Moxon


Ged Aranui

Gerald Aranui


Gerald is an ex Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust Trustee of eight years. The first four years negotiating with the Crown successfully for our claim. The second four years setting up infrastructure, completing trustee training and several workshops and further negotiations with Government Agencies.

Living in the rohe with partner Robyn Culshaw and three children as ahi-ka Gerald has a true passion for the area and understand the wants and needs of his people. Gerald is currently helping with the Raupunga water supply voluntarily. He knows most good things take time and since he has bought a house in Raupunga he here for the long haul.

Gerald says, ‘I am a patient man and my father still remains my inspiration along with my family.’

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

Chaans Tumataroa-Clarke

Chaans Tumataroa-Clarke


Rex Adsett

Rex Adsett




Lilian and Keefe Adsett


Omahara, Kahungunu


Primary – Raupunga Maori District High School | Secondary – Wairoa College. (Head Boy 1970) | Tertiary – Lincoln University, Massey University

Work History:

Mautaua Station | Touch Ross Chartered Accountants in charge of Bayley Trust farm accounts | MAF |  Affco – Supervisor beef slaughter and boning | Compliance Manager – Human Resources Manager


I am passionate about Pāhauwera and the time has come for me to give back to my Iwi. I am happy to share the knowledge gained from my years of international and domestic trade. I understand the board process and I have structured my career around building and maintaining strong relationships. Honesty, integrity and a strong business acumen are at the forefront of my career path. I have been in the Horticultural industry for almost 30 years and this has given me a strong affinity with the Agricultural sector.

Starting at the coal face with a pair of secateurs and a hand saw, I made my way through the rank and file into the various management roles I have held throughout the supply chain. I am an advocate for responsible and ethical practice throughout the entire supply chain.

I am currently a Regional Manager for a Norwegian-based company as part of an 800 strong team that design high end technology for fruit sorting, recycling and mining. My role gives me a great insight into the latest technology and a strong understanding of global trends in this space.

Tom Keefe

Thomas Keefe

Trustee & Company Director


Amiria Tomoana

Amiria Tomoana

Trustee & Company Director


I whakapapa to Patariki Keefe and Meri Pere.
My father Paraire Tomoana, (Para) was born in the whare next to the Mangawharangi bridge on Putere Road.

His mother Amiria (Milly) Keefe and grandpa Kihareka Putaranui raised him
around Mangawharangi farm, Kahungunu marae and down Mangaturanga.

I lived with nanny Milly Keefe and even attended Raupunga School for a short while. Even though we lived in Wainuiomata our father would regularly bring us back to Raupunga and since his passing we have been returning home more often and working on our farm.

I was recently elected as a trustee for Kahungunu Marae. I’m proud to be Pahauwera and want to contribute and add value. I have a background in tax and financial auditing especially with Marae and Maori organisations. My primary career role was at IRD. I know I don’t have all the answers but I know the right questions to ask to maintain integrity. And that’s why I want to be a trustee.