Executive Team

The Executive team is made up of trustees that have been endorsed by the iwi members at regular elections and bring a range of skills, and knowledge to their trustee roles. 


Mavis Mullins

Hinekura Reiri

Taylor Mihaere

Tau Hauiti

Aaron Karena

Lorraine Stephenson

Mavis Mullins

Our very own Mavis Mullins was named Business Woman of the Year at the University of Auckland Māori Business Leaders Awards.  Mavis has attained numerous roles and awards in the past two decades, highlighted by an MNZM for services to the wool industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2002.

Born and raised locally, Mavis has many notable achievements in her career, not only through the wool handling industry where she is well known and respected but also on the international business stage. Her advances in the commercial sector were also recognized when she was named the Māori   Women’s Welfare League business woman of the year in 1995, at which time she was also studying for an MBA through Massey University. Mavis also has many directorship roles which include Hautaki Ltd, 2 degrees mobile, Poutama Trust, Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre as well as a negotiator on our Rangitāne Settlement Negotiations Trust and PSGE Rangitāne Tu Mai Ra Trust.

In 2015 Mavis was made honorary associate of UCOL. Amongst this high profile, very busy and demanding life, Mavis and Koro have raised four wonderful children and are grandparents to 14 mokopuna, all whilst maintaining an active role in the family shearing business.

He tino whakahīhī mātou i a koe mo ou whiwhinga nui.

Hinekura Reiri

Ko Kurahaupō te Waka
Ko Ruahine te Maunga
Ko Manawatū te Awa
Ko Ngāti Mutuahi te Hapū
Ko Rangitāne te Iwi

Hinekura is the youngest daughter of Raniera (Brownie) Taurau and Rangirangi Mihaere Taurau and was born and raised in Dannevirke. She married the late Graeme Reiri and has five adult children and four grandchildren.

She is an active komiti member of Mākirikiri Marae for the past 25 years, confirming bookings and usage on the marae. Also an active committee member of the Dannevirke Basketball Association for the past 20 years organising Senior and Junior Basketball played within Dannevirke and actively participates in community activities. Her career has taken her from Social Work to Case Management over a span of 20 years and is currently employed as a public servant.

Over the years Hinekura has actively participated in matters pertaining to the marae and Rangitāne and because of this is committed to building a future for our mokopuna.

Taylor Mihaere

Taylor Tohunui Oterangi Mihaere ahau
Ko Taylor Samuel Mihaere toku Papa,
Ko Lassie Rahikoia Aroha Mehikore Mihaere (Rangihuna) toku Mama,
Ko Rangiwhakaewa te tāngata
Ko Makirikiri toku marae
Ko Rangitane toko iwi.

Taylor served in the NZ Army for 21 years specialising in infantry operations and the provision of training and education, retiring at the rank of Staff Sergeant, leaving in 1997.

He worked  within  the construction industry from 1998 until 2008 when he downsized his construction company, Taylor then completed a four year stint at Te Wananga o Aotearoa as the National Education Advisor Trade Training from 2002-2005.

Currently Taylor is employed as the Senior Evaluator Operations Team Development for the New Zealand Defence Force.

Taylor operated Taylor Made Construction Services as a carpentry apprentice tutor and as a provider of light construction and renovation services.

He currently operates two companies encompassing dairy farming and residential properties.

In these various roles he has been exposed to, and have worked with, a multitude of government departments, local council bodies, regulatory agencies, and tertiary education providers.

Taylor holds some certificates in Adult Education, Business, Farming, and Carpentry but have a few years of life experience behind him to offer.

His last volunteer role was as a trustee with the Rangitane Tu Mai Ra Trust.

Tau Hauiti


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Na te huruhuru ka rere te manu.  

With feathers the bird can fly.  With your help, Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua. will strive to support whānau to achieve their dreams and aspirations which includes the development and growth of our unique cultural heritage as tangata whenua.