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Hanganga o Waingākau - Organisational Structure

Waingākau Housing Development Limited (WHDL) is the entity that is leading the Waingākau Project.

Te Taumata o Waingākau - Our Board of Directors

 Mike Paku (WHDL Director & Chair)

Mike Paku

Mike has a lifelong connection to his marae, Ruahāpia.  Apart from serving on numerous marae committees he has also been the grounds-keeper for the past 30 years.  This is what helps him remain humble, with his feet on the ground.

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Mike has had extensive governance and director experience. He has been a board member of TToH since 2003, serving the past eight years as Chairperson.  He has also been on the board of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc since 2010.

Mike believes that good governance principles and a good dose of common sense go a long way together. This has led to his involvement with numerous boards and committees representing the interests of iwi and hapū.  He feels privileged and honoured to have been given these opportunities.

Christine Hilton (WHDL Director) 

Christine Hilton

Christine is Treasurer for the Kahurānaki Marae Committee, after becoming a Marae Trustee last year. She is also on the Board of Trustees for Henry Hill Primary School, Napier.

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The skills she brings to the TToH board are professionalism and analytical thinking. After serving as TToH Trustee for the past six years, she has a sound knowledge of the organisation and an appreciation of its role in empowering whānau, hapū and iwi.

Waylyn Tahuri-Whaipakanga (WHDL Director)

Waylyn Tahuri-Whaipakanga

Waylyn is the Chief Executive Officer for Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga (TToH) Ngāti Kahungunu, Tamaterangi and Ngai Tūhoe, Tamakaimoana. 

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Waylyn has a 25 year career in Health and Social Services in a number of leadership roles including Kaupapa Māori NGO, iwi and Hawke's Bay District Health board.  She is a successful business woman and has concurrently runs her own business for the past 20 years. Waylyn is a proud service member of Hōhepa Hawke's Bay Trust Board and is newly elected member of the NGO Council New Zealand. 

George Reedy (WHDL Independent Director)

George Reedy 

George is the Chief Executive Officer for Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou. Mr Reedy (MBA) is a charted accountant and has for the past 7 years, been employed as CEO with Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga based in Hastings. 

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Mr Reedy has extensive governance and director experience sitting on many government and commercial boards. He has strong business background which brings valuable skills and knowledge from both the public and private sectors. 

Ringaraupa - Our Operations Team

Ry Stinton (GM Commercial).
ry.stinton@ttoh.iwi.nz or 021 585-805

Ry Stinton 

Ry is the General Manager for Commercial at Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga. He is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience born from working in high profile roles with two of the worlds most recognisable organisations; Rolls-Royce and PWC UK. 

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Ry brings alot of expertise and skill as the previous Chief Financial officer for Not-for-profit organisation as CFO and GM Corporate Services for TToH. 

Ry is an energetic, successful and determined leader, strategist and financial expert. He offers insight and growth opportunities in all roles. He has overseen finance groups of engineering companies (turn over of $250m and 500 employees) Securing funding for $100m capital project, leading  business acquisitions and more recently leading, owning, creating and successful property development consortium and housing development. 

James Lyver (Project Manager).
james.lyver@ttoh.iwi.nz or 021 859-621

James Lyver 

I te taha o tōku māmā, Ko Whakapūnake tōku maunga. Ko Ruakituri rātau ko Hangaroa, ko Kaitarahae ōku awa. Ko Te Reinga tōku wairere. Ko Te Reinga tōku marae. Ko Ngāti Hinehika me Ngāti Kōhatu ōku hapū. Ko Ngāti Kahungunu tōku iwi. Ko Hinekōrako te taniwha kaitiaki.

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I te taha o tōku pāpā, Ko Ngāti Toa Rangatira ki Wairau te iwi. Ko Tokomaru te maunga. Ko Wairau te awa.  Ko Matapere Kawhe tōku tupuna.  Heoi anō, kei te ako tonu au i te whakapapa o tōku pāpā. 

James has developed his professional career within various kaupapa Māori organisations and loves working with whānau.  He has Bachelor of Business Studies and Masters of Management from Massey University, with his final report topic was ’Exploring Māori values; Embracing Cultural Intelligence to improve outcomes in a changing New Zealand’.  Outside of the office, James has a strong connection to the outdoors and thrives on the principals o ngā atua Māori.  James is born and bred in Napier from within a Freezing Worker whānau.  He is an active father with his three boys and loves living in Kahungunu.

“Kei te tika te moemoeā o Waingākau.  He whare hou, he huarahi pai - He kainga mahana, he huarahi ora – Tīhei Mauri ora!”

 

Vanessa Rimene (Project Coordinator).  
vanessa.rimene@ttoh.iwi.nz or 027 309-8326

Vanessa Rimene 

Ko Takitimu te Waka

Ko Tamatea Arikinui te Tangata

Ko Kahurānaki te Maunga

Ko Ngaruroro raua ko Tukituki ngā Awa

Ko Poukawa te Waiu

Ko Te Whatuiāpiti te Rangatira

Ko Kahurānaki te Marae

Ko Te Hapuku te Tūpuna

 Vanessa is born and bred in Heretaunga, and now resides in Flaxmere.

Rikki Te Kira (Whānau Housing Navigator).
rikki.tekira@ttoh.iwi.nz or 022 183-2191  

Rikki Te Kira

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