Introduction

Find out who the current members of the Northland Conservation Board are.

The following people have been appointed on the Northland Conservation Board by the Minister of Conservation.

Willie Wright of Whangarei (Chairperson)

Appointment term: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017

Mr Wright is the current chair of the Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group and is a private consultant.

He has vast knowledge and experience in the Treaty of Waitangi process and Treaty settlements. He has extensive iwi and cultural awareness skills, as well as governance and directorship skills having being a board member on many trusts and local community groups.

His outdoor recreation interests are fishing and camping.

He is of Ngati Whatua and Ngati Porou iwi and Te Uri o Hau hapu.

Nicole Anderson of Kerikeri

Appointment term: 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019 

Ms Anderson (DipAcc, DipBus, DipMgt, PGDPH) is based in the Mid North with a background in accountancy, health, community and business development.

Descending from the hapū of Te Hikutu in the south Hokianga, she has worked primarily with organisations advancing Māori and iwi, and with various public sector and private organisations, focusing on policy and commercial development. 

A chartered member of the Institute of Directors, Ms Anderson has been a member of various public and private sector governance bodies, including a member of the AUT University Council and chair of the council’s Maori Education Working Group, a trustee of Hauora Hokianga Enterprise Trust, which governs the Rawene Hospital and associated health services, chair of the Auckland Human Health & Disability Ethics Committee and the NRC Environment Committee.  

Ms Anderson currently sits on the Northland Conservation Board, is a Trustee of Matai Aranui Marae and a Director of PHARMAC.  

Apart from her involvement in various whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori organisations, she was the previous interim project manager for Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority, the Ngāpuhi settlement entity. 

She and her husband Mark are business owners in Kaikohe and Auckland and farm in the mid-north area. 

Ko Ngāpuhi tōna iwi, nō Hokianga ia. Ka noho ia ki Kerikeri ki te taha o tōna whānau. 

Bronwyn Hunt of Kaitaia

Appointment term: 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018 

Alan Martin of Whangarei

Appointment term: 1 May 2014 to 30 June 2018

Mr Martin is a retired Chartered Accountant. He has skills associated with business, management, and governance.

Mr Martin has a keen interest in the conservation of native flora and fauna and is involved with conservation trusts throughout Northland.

His outdoor recreation interests are tramping, swimming, and gardening.

Luana Pirihi of Ruakaka

Appointment term: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017

Ms Pirihi is involved with many community environmental protection groups and trusts in the Northland area. She also has strong connections to local iwi.

Her outdoor recreation interest is gardening.

She is of Patuharakeke, Ngati Whatua and Ngapuhi, and Ngatiwai iwi.

Adrienne Tari of Russell

Appointment term: 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018

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