Ko Taranaki toku maunga
Ko Waiwhakaiho toku awa
Ko Paritutu te toka tapu
Ko Te Atiawa toku iwi
Ko Anaru Mepham-Jenkins toku ingoa
Taranaki Whānui E Tū
Strong. Connected. Prosperous.
I got kicked out of school at 16, told I was dumb.
A dear whānau friend saw something else, he taught me how to build and believe in myself.
In 1987 I enrolled at Massey University, studying horticulture. With whānau support, I earned the degree.
I haved worked in New Zealand and Australia, developing and managing horticultural investment businesses.
However my whānau, the whenua and the wairua bought me back home. On returning, I started a small building business, went to Weltec and completed my trade training in carpentry.
As your trustee, I pledge to use all my experience, skills and knowledge to further the Kaupapa of the PNBSTrust.
Give me your vote as I am passionate about the potential of people, I understand the value of our whenua and I see the strength we have in developing our resources sustainably and in unity.
Shelly Bay 2016 was a signpost for change
The trust requires transparency in its activities, communication with all members, in order to work together, growing PNBST.
We are owners, the member database needs to be accurate and well managed. The trust should be built upon the skills and strength of its people.
The business of the trust will be managed to provide economic, social and environmental growth through best business practice, not by selling our precious whenua.
“As your new representatives, we will grow and develop our assets for Taranaki Whānui”
Copyright 2016. Taranaki Whānui E Tū