Learn about the members of the Chatham Islands Conservation Board.

The following people have been appointed to the Chatham Islands Conservation Board by the Minister of Conservation:

Judy Hirāni-Kamo of Chatham Island (Chairperson)

Appointment term: 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020

Mrs Kamo is of Ngati Mutunga and Ngai Tahu descent, is a member of Hokotehi Moriori Trust, a Maori Warden and 6th generation Pitt Islander. A mother of four,she has a farm with her husband John on the Chatham Islands, and works as a Senior Health Worker for Ha O Te Ora O Wharekauri. She has a strong interest in conservation and regeneration of our Island’s ngahere. Whanau, rongoa, farming and gardening are important in her life.

Mana Cracknell of Waitangi

Appointment term: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020

Mr Cracknell is a retired university academic. He has been involved in many environmental research projects in the Chatham Islands looking at biodiversity and beekeeping strategies. His outdoor recreation interests are gardening, fishing, beekeeping and tree planting. He is of Rongomaiwahine, Ngati Kahungungu, Rangitane and Rongomaiwhanui-Moriori iwi.

Dianne (Di) Gregory-Hunt of Pitt Island

Appointment term: 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022

Mrs Gregory-Hunt is retired and has lived on Pitt Island nearly all her life. She is very familiar with local conservation issues. She has affiliations to Pitt Island iwi through her children.

Peter de Lange of Auckland

Appointment term: 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021

Trescia Lawson of Chatham Islands

Appointment Term: 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022

Mrs Lawson is general manager for Ha O Te Ora O Wharekauri Trust. She has local knowledge and experience in management, policy writing and planning. She has affiliations to Ngāti Mutunga O Wharekauri / Rekohu and Moriori O Rekohu / Wharekauri.

Amanda Seymour of Chatham Island

Appointment term: 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2018

Mrs Seymour is a Chatham Island born farmer raising her young family on the Chathams. She has been active in many conservation projects, including the covenanting of forest areas on her farm, tree planting on Mangere Island, plant nursery work, and supporting the local school tree planting projects in local reserves.

Susan Thorpe of Chatham Island

Appointment term: 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021

Ms Thorpe is a cultural projects manager for Hokotehi Moriori Trust. She is an archaeologist with experience in resource management, ecological research, freshwater ecology and habitat restoration, and youth development.

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