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.

Adrienne Tari of Russell (Chairperson)

Appointment term: 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2018

Willie Wright of Whangarei (Deputy 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.

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.

Tania McInnes of Paihia 

Appointment term: 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019

Moving to Kororareka/Russell with her family at the age of four, Tania grew up surrounded by a pretty unspoiled environment, loving the many aspects that come with an 'almost' rural upbringing.  She quotes "there are huge benefits to a lush and flourishing environment, including being a wonderful place to live.  We need to absolutely ensure we look after this place we call home".

Tania (also the Deputy Mayor of the Far North District) is committed to supporting the district vision - He Whenua Rangatira - A district of sustainable well-being and prosperity.

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