Te Arawa Group Holdings

Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd appoints new CEO

April 13, 2015MericiaNews0

CN-ProfileTe Arawa Group Holdings Limited (“TAGH”) has appointed Colleen Neville to be its new CEO.

Ms Neville has held the role of Chief Financial Officer for TAGH since 2011, and prior to this, she has held key financial roles with a range of organisations connected with TAGH’s priority investment sectors. Ms Neville looks forward to continuing TAGH’s commercial success under her leadership.

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Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited Board of Directors Retirements and Appointments

April 13, 2015MericiaNews0

Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited (“TAGH”) Board of Directors has appointed a new Chair, Dr Andrew West. Dr West replaces retiring inaugural Chairman, Mr Wallace Haumaha. Retiring alongside Mr Haumaha is Mr Fred Cookson. Newly appointed to the TAGH Board as a TPT-sourced director is Mr Geoff Rice.

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Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland: General Manager appointed

August 8, 2014MericiaNews0

DSC_6276Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited (“TAGH”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Keller as General Manager of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland, effective 24 September 2014.

Lori has over fifteen years of tourism and management experience, having owned and operated Kiwi Kayaks and Water Taxis in Abel Tasman National Park.  More recently, she has held high-level management positions within Ngai Tahu Tourism attractions in the South Island and Rotorua.  TAGH looks forward to the continuation of Waiotapu’s excellent results under Lori’s experienced leadership.

TAGH would like to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of outgoing General Managers, Alex and Cheryl Leinhardt, who have helped ensure a smooth transition throughout TAGH’s first years of ownership.  Although there will be continuing contact with the Leinhardts, we wish them all the very best in their retirement.

Jon Mayson appointed to Te Arawa Group Holdings Board

May 19, 2014MericiaNews0

Jon Mayson 2 hi-res The Chair of Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd, Wallace Haumaha, and the Chair of Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust, Alan Skipworth, are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Mayson as a Director on Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd.

Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd is the commercial arm of Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust. Both Chairs emphasised the wealth of experience that Jon brings to the role including past CEO of the Port of Tauranga and Chair of NZ Trade and Enterprise.

As a professional Director Jon holds a number of other Directorships and also has undertaken offshore consultancy work. Wallace Haumaha said the Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd Board are looking forward to Jon’s participation and the additional value he will bring to discussions around an increasing number of investment opportunities under consideration.
The Board also wishes to acknowledge retiring director Wally Stone for his invaluable contribution to Te Arawa Group Holdings. He serves on a number of Boards, including Chair of Kaikoura Whale Watch and Tourism NZ, and his experience added significant value to the economic growth of Te Arawa Group Holdings.

North Island iwi join forces to buy into Kaingaroa Timberlands

March 3, 2014MericiaNews0

Kaingaroa Forest






Six central North Island iwi have joined forces to buy a 2.5% stake in New Zealand’s largest forestry business, Kaingaroa Timberlands. The investment is one of the biggest ever involving an iwi collective.

The six iwi representative organisations, Ngati Rangitihi, Ngati Whakaue Assets and Te Arawa River Iwi Limited Partnership, Ngati Whare, Raukawa, Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited and Tuwharetoa, have formed Kakano Investment Limited Partnership and purchased the stake from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund for an undisclosed price.

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Te Arawa Group Holdings Limited appoint new CEO

October 9, 2013MericiaNews0

IB-ProfileTe Arawa Group Holdings Limited (“TAGH”) has appointed Ian Boyd to be its new CEO.

Ian Boyd has had an extensive and successful management career and has the skills and experience which will compliment the assets TAGH administer on behalf of its shareholders. In addition, he has the ability to achieve the growth strategy set by the TAGH board.

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Lincoln University appoints Dr Andrew West as Vice-Chancellor

May 8, 2012MericiaNews0

Dr Andrew West

Te Arawa Group Holdings Ltd independent director, Dr Andrew West.

Lincoln University Chancellor, Tom Lambie, today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew West – former Chief Executive of AgResearch Ltd and current Adjunct Professor of AgriBusiness at the University of Waikato – as the new Vice-Chancellor of New Zealand’s specialist land-based university.

In August 2011 outgoing Vice-Chancellor Professor Roger Field announced his intention to retire from the role with effect from April 2012.   An international executive search process has taken place over the summer with Dr West accepting the position this week.  Dr West will take up the position of Vice-Chancellor from 16 April. Continue reading →

The rousing giant of Maori money

September 13, 2011MericiaNews0

(NZ Herald) Large-scale iwi investment in the New Zealand heartland could reinvigorate rural economy.

The thrills of the Huka Jet come courtesy of Ngai Tahu Holdings, now the second richest iwi in the country behind Tainui, which lays to claim to $658 million in assets. Photo / APN

Tainui has overtaken South Island powerhouse Ngai Tahu as Aotearoa’s richest iwi.

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Forestry set to boost Bay of Plenty economy

September 13, 2011MericiaNews0

Forestry is set to provide a major boost to the Bay of Plenty’s economy in the next decade, according to the Bay of Connection’s Governance Group.

Bay of Connections – the region’s economic strategy – has just published a Forestry and Wood Processing Strategy designed to extract more value from the region’s valuable forest industry. Developed by industry leaders, the new Strategy is market-led and globally-focused. Continue reading →


May 21, 2011MericiaNews0