The Governance team is made up of trustees that have been endorsed by the Rangitāne iwi members at regular elections and bring a range of skills, and knowledge to their trustee roles.
Taylor Tohunui Oterangi Mihaere ahauKo Taylor Samuel Mihaere toku Papa,Ko Lassie Rahikoia Aroha Mehikore Mihaere (Rangihuna) toku Mama,Ko Rangiwhakaewa te tāngataKo Makirikiri toku maraeKo 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.
Ko Ruahine te maungaKo Manawatu te awaKo Rangiwhakaewa te tangataKo Ngati Pakapaka te hapuKo Kaitoki te maraeKo Rangitane te iwiTheir mauriora
Our very own Mavis Mullins was named Business Woman of the Year in 2017 and then Business Leader of the Year 2019 at the University of Auckland Māori Business Leaders Awards. She was inducted into the NZ Business Hall of Fame that same year.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 primary sector where she is well known and respected but also on the international business stage. She holds an MBA through Massey University. Mavis has deep experience in governance with current directorship roles including UNICEF Aotearoa, Moana Fisheries Ltd, Environmental Protection Agency, Hawkes Bay Rugby Union and Rangitane o Tamaki nui a Rua which she chairs. Past directorships include Massey University, Landcorp Farming, 2 degrees mobile and Poutama Trust to name a few.
Amongst this high profile, very busy and demanding life, Mavis and Koro have raised four wonderful children and are grandparents to 17 mokopuna, all whilst maintaining an active role farming on their tupuna whenua. He tino whakahīhī mātou i a koe mo ou whiwhinga nui.
He tino mihi ano ki a koe. Ko te mea nunui ki a au he pai tou noho kei waenganui i te Runanga nei a Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua.
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.
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