Ko Maungapohatu te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Awa
Ko Mataatua te Waaka
Ko Tuhoe te Iwi
Ko Piripari and Matahi nga Marae
Ko Tamakaimoana te Hapu
Ko Tatua-o-te-rangi te Wharekai
Ko Tamakaimoana te Whare Tipuna
Ko te Whiu Maraki te Tangata
He has 10+ years of international experience working with bluechip companies expanding their brands into new and emerging markets and increasing financial growth in dynamic and fast-paced environments.
One of his most significant achievements was being part of the Government team that reintroduced the Māori Trade Training apprenticeships across the nation, led by the HON Minister for Māori Affairs, Parekura Horomia. He also launched an internet service company in the New Zealand market.
Since 2002, he has advocated for social enterprises and entrepreneurs, drawing upon sound business techniques and private sector approaches to solve social, cultural, or environmental issues and challenges.
His vision for this project is that families can once again enjoy recreation and sustenance from the estuary and its waterways.