TN2T Board of Trustees
Ngahihi o te ra Bidois - Chairperson
BBS (Marketing), Dip Tch, M.Ed (Hons) Director of Kauri Ltd, Speaker, Author, Consultant
Ngahihi is an International Speaker, author, consultant and VIP Host from Kauri Limited, a company he has developed with his wife Carolyn. “My passion is the development of people in the area of leadership. I have been privileged to be invited to develop Leaders throughout the world in Singapore, Malaysia, America and England, as well as throughout New Zealand. I am convinced that if we develop people as our most important resource then the land and organisational outcomes develop automatically. I am pleased to be a part of the development of our people of TN2T”. “Ehara taku toa i te takitahi, ēngari he toa takitini. My achievements are not mine alone but are those of many”.
Aroha Campbell - Trustee
Kō Tahumatua tōku tupuna, Kō Ngāti Tahu te iwi, Kō Ohāki tōku marae, Kō Kakaramea tōku maunga, Kō Waikato te awa, Kō Maraea Phillips (nee Hohepa) rāua kō Te Rangi Phillips (Piripi) ōku mātua, Kō Aroha Campbell tōku ingoa. As a driving force behind the successful economic development of TN2T’s commercial assets, Aroha’s commitment to and involvement in TN2T’s development has been instrumental to the growth and sustainability of both the commercial assets and the subsequent health and wellbeing outcomes for Beneficial Owners. At the same time, Aroha has held true to Māori culture and values by helping ensure all commercial development is environmentally sustainable. Aroha is married to Kevin Campbell who is an owner of TN2T. They have been together for 40 years, have four grown children and five beautiful mokos, and another one on the way. Kevin derives his stewardship through his mum Jean Campbell (nee Tau) and his biological mother Kahurangi McIntyre (nee Matenga). Aroha whakapapa’s to TN2T through her great grandmother Raupare Werahiko (nee Reweti).
Wikitoria Hepi-Te Huia - Trustee
A single parent of five and grandparent of one, Wikitoria was born and bred in Taupō. She is a daughter of Te Akato Hepi and Maggie Hirapu Wharekawa; a granddaughter of Rangiwawāhia Hepi and Maria Te Ao Tuuru Te Nge (her father’s side) and Pairama George Wharekawa and Herapeka Sarah Henare (her mother’s side and the last family to reside at Orakei Korako). It is her kuia, Herapeka Sarah Henare, that Wikitoria derives her interests in TN2T. Her primary background is in Management, having worked in the areas of Tourism and Iwi Social Services for most of her life. She is conversant in ‘Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga’; an experienced Kapa Haka tutor; and a netball/softball coach. She has served on a number of governance bodies for many years – from Kohanga Reo, mainstream schools to Iwi-based governance bodies. Nō reira, mā koutou te kōrero. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, huri noa tēnā tātou katoa.
Sarah Hepi Te Huia - Trustee
Sarah has spent most of her life living and working in Taupō where she was born and bred. Her mana whenua in TN2T and her Iwi affiliation to Ngāti Tahu derive from her kuia, Herapeka Wharekawa. Her employment history is extensive and diverse in both the public and private sectors, from Event Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ministry of Justice, to Education where Sarah is a qualified Adult Literacy and Numeracy facilitator. Her voluntary and community involvements include: Whanganui Bay Marae Committee – Ngāti Te Maunga o Tūwharetoa / 2006 – He Ara Tika – Tūwharetoa Mentoring Programme / 2011 – Te Kotahitanga – supporting academic development and achievement among ‘below average’ Māori secondary school students and the retention of Māori in schools. Sarah recognises the importance of practical and theoretical education as elements in achieving and sustaining the cultural, social and economic development of TN2T’s Beneficial Owners. She is strongly committed to sharing her skills and experience to support the continued success of TN2T and the growth of its people. Sarah is whanau-orientated and acknowledges the strong support from her husband and their two adult children.
Blanche Reweti - Trustee
Ko Manu nui a rangi te waka
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Paeroa te maunga
Ko Ngati Tahu te iwi
Ko Blanche Reweti tōku ingoa
Blanche is a mokopuna of Charlie & Maisie (nee Hemopo) Reweti. It is through her Reweti whakapapa that she is a shareholder of Tauhara North No2 Trust. Raised in Reporoa by her koroua and kuia, she has many fond memories of gatherings at their marae, swims in the awa and enjoying kai cooked in the ngawha. She attended schools in the Reporoa district and as a young adult with a young family made the move to the big smoke of Hamilton, it is there she furthered her education at Waikato institute of technology. In 2006, Blanche graduated with a Bachelor of Business majoring in management. One of her aspirations is to see our people succeed and prosper, people can achieve great things with the right support and guidance, and everyone can be successful if given the opportunity. “We are here but a short time so let’s make a difference where we can and leave a legacy for our future generations we can all be proud of”
Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei
Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.
Desterney Mana Newton - Trustee
BAcc, MAcc, CPA
Mana is a mokopuna of Jean (Waina) Skudder (Reweti) and his mother is Yvonne Skudder. He grew up in Reporoa, his homestead is beside Waimahana Marae at Mihi Bridge. Mana went to Mihi primary school and Reporoa College and is proud to be Ngāti Tahu/Ngāti Whaoa.
Mana is married and has 5 tamariki. Mana is very passionate about education and spent many years studying at University and becoming qualified as a Certified Public Accountant. He has prior experience in governance roles including Chairman of Poutiri Trust and Te Whare Whitinga o Te Ra and as director/trustee of other groups such as Te Arawa Management Limited and Ngāti Tahu Tribal Lands Trust.
" Our tupuna have worked hard for what we have today. It is up to us to use the skills that we have to ensure that their moemoea for us, their uri continues"
No reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.