Pūkahakaha East 5b Trust

About US

Our Story

In accord with Māori custom we first acknowledge all of our people.

We greet the living and pay our respects to those who have passed from this life. We make tribute to the ancient and recent ancestors of the Pūkahakaha East 5B lands, and to their descendants, the hapū of Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā and Ngāti Takapari. Greetings and salutations to you all.

Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust is an Ahu Whenua Trust established for the benefit of the Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā and Ngāti Takapari hapū. The beneficiaries of the trust are derived from these three hapū and the marriages of Te Huaki to Tukaiteuru and Te Kahuwhero to Te Uhi.

Ko ngā tāngata e whai tika ki Pūkahakaha East 5B, he uri whakaheke ia nō te tupuna Tuatahi me āna tamahine Te Kahuwhero rāua ko Te Huaki.

Ka herea taua tangata ki ngā hapū o Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā me Ngāti Takapari o Ngai Tāhūhū.  Kei a rātou anō te mana whenua o te ākau roa mai Tutukākā tāpiri at ki Ngunguru, Kairaumati, Horahora, Pātaua tae atu ki Taiharuru.

What we do

PE5BT Trustees make decisions around managing and growing the assets of PE5BT. Whether this looks at investing money into new assets. In consultation with our investors, legal advisors.

There is a focus on building governance capability and capacity for Pūkahakaha East 5B. We reflect on the learnings gained from our many relationships, including with the Māori Trustee and Te Tumu Paeroa, to identify our strengths and address areas for development.

Our greatest asset is our people, the beneficiaries to whom belongs the whakapapa, through which we inherit the whenua. We will invest in our people in a sustainable manner, focusing on initiatives to increase financial literacy, business acumen, entrepreneurial skills and move our people closer to financial independence.

Our vision tells of a ‘future state of being’ where our people are global citizens, high achievers, and culturally strong.

We want to see our Marae flourish, and to envision a future where papa-kāinga are part of the surrounding landscape, providing for extended whānau living. Our Marae should have the ability to become fully established, to develop their own economic base, and to think about a future where they can provide contemporary services whilst maintaining traditional practices.

We will invest in our Marae in a sustainable manner, to support and strengthen existing Marae activities, and to encourage future activities that preserve our language and keep the customary practices of Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā, and Ngāti Takapari culturally strong.

responsible Trustees

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Taipari Munro
Bio

Ko Pātaua Te Maunga

Ko Taiharuru Te Awa

Ko Te Whare Pāpuni Te Papakāinga

Ko Mahanga Te Tangata

Ko Ngāti Kororā, Ko Te Waiariki, Ko Ngāti Taka Ngā Hapū

Ko Hurumanu Te Waka

Ko Te Waiariki Te Iwi

Tiheiwa Mauriora!

I was raised with Te Reo Māori as my first language, and schooled in the traditions, customs and histories of my hapū. By listening and observation I learnt the skills of leadership from the practice of my mātua, kuia and kaumatua. At a young age I learnt to accept the weight of duty, responsibility and obligation to my people. 

As the Chair of Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust I am both honoured and humbled by the opportunity to serve my people. My formal education from primary to tertiary was supported with funds from the Trust. I have a strong sense of commitment to give back to the Trust and to the people the opportunities they had given to me.   

As the Ahu Whenua for the hapū of Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā and Ngāti Taka, the Trust strives to safeguard the whenua and assets for the beneficial owners while continuing to increase the value of the estate and building  economic, social and cultural potential.  

The Trust's ambitions are lofty and cannot be completed alone.  We ask for you to join us on this journey as we seek to realise the aspirations of a bright, sustainable future for the generations to come.

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari taku toa he toa takimano”

My strength comes not from me alone, but from the strength of many

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Kere Mahanga
Bio

Me mahitahi tātou mō te oranga o te katoa.

(Engage in the work for the wellbeing of all)

Ko Pātaua te puke tapu i marumarutia toku kāinga noho.

Ko Taiharuru, ko Pātaua, ko Horahora, ko Ngunguru ngā awa e wha I whangai au.

Ko au he uri o Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā, Ngāti Takapari.

Ko Kereama Mahanga toku ingoa

I am ever humbled by the great responsibility given to strive to attend to the needs of my people as your trustee for Pūkahakaha East 5B.

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Joeann Walters
Bio

Ko Pukearengarenga, Ko Te Rehu-o-Tane, Ko Whakairiora ngā maunga e tū te ao, e tū te pō.

Ko Ngunguru, ko Horahora, ko Pātaua, ko Taiharuru ngā awaawa e rere atu tētahi ki tētahi rā.

Ko Ngāti Taka, ko Te Waiariki, ko Ngāti Kororā ngā hapū nei.

Ko NgāPuhi, Ko TeWaiariki, Ko NgātiWai ngā iwi rā.

It is an honor and a privilege being a Trustee on Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust, to continue the legacy of kaitiakitanga/prudent stewartship, and whanaketanga/development (including the repatriation and retention) of our whenua, passed down to us by our tūpuna.  I am a part of that continuum and look forward to a sustainable future for our mokopuna!

“Whāngai Mokopuna ki te Ao Tūroa – Create a sustainable world for our Mokopuna”        

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Hana Maxwell
Bio

Hana is of Ngapuhi descent.  Her links to Ngapuhi are through her father Alfred James Maxwell of Te Pouka Ngati Wharara Ngati Korokoro, Te Hikutu and Ngati Manawa and through her mother Edna Moses Ngatihau, Te Waiariki and Te Mahurehure.   Hana lives in Tikipunga with two mokopuna tuarua.

Hana has a Bachelor of Applied Arts from NorthTec and a Master of Art and Design through AUT.  She is currently completing her Doctorate of Philosophy (Indigenous Studies) at Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi.

Now retired, Hana has over 40years working experience in Maori economic, social and political Development initiatives.

  • Mana Motuhake O Aotearoa, Electorate Secretary (Taitokerau) and Chief Scrutineer
  • Taitokerau Project Advisory Service, Taitokerau Maori Council, Researcher and Co-ordinator
  • Ngatiwai Trust Board, Trustee, Pataua North
  • Ngatihau Trust Board, Trustee, Whangarei
  • Maori Perspective Unit, Department of Labour, Advisor Taitokerau
  • Restart Programme, Department of Labour, Northland, Manager
  • Te Runanga O Te Hahi Katorika ki Aotearoa, Executive Officer and Secretariat
  • Otara Community Law Centre, Manager
  • Taitokerau Legal Services, One Year Contract, Co-ordinator

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Valerie Timbers
Bio

Hapū Affiliations: Ngāti Kororā, Te Waiariki, Ngāti Takapari

I am of Māori and Irish descent and I am the proud mother of 3 adult children, and the very blessed Grandmother to 6 mokopuna.

I was raised by loving, caring Irish Grandparents and very close contact with my beloved Māori Whānau.

The person I am today is as a result of these beautiful people who guided my early years.

Throughout my life’s journey I have always been a lover of life and people, which has led me to some really incredible chapters of my life.

Music has always been a very strong passion and has brought me great joy and still does. Many varied work positions include modelling, singing in bands, waitressing, Social Work, Manager of McDonalds, Group Facilitation, Therapist and Financial Administration.

I am currently employed in a Counselling agency in Whangarei as a Therapist, Group Facilitator.

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Jane Raymond-Paikea
Bio

E pāpaki ana ngā tai e rua, ko te tai tamatāne me te tai tamawāhine, ki te rerenga wairua, kei reira e kitea ngā kaitiaki ō te āo wairua, ko mātou tēnā. I te taha ō tōku pāpā he uri ahau mai te hiku o te ika. I te taha ō tōku māmā he uri ahau nō ngati hau ki Pehiaweri. Ko Kahukuri te tupuna ki uta.

Ko Te Waiariki Ngati korora ki te taha o te tai.

Ko Huruhurumanu te waka

Ko Te Mawe te tupuna

Ko Pātaua te maunga

Ko Pātaua tuhono ki Taihāruru ngā awa

Ko Taiparia, Pātaua ki te tonga te tupuna whenua taku kainga noho hoki

I am of Māori, Portuguese and Irish heritage. I live humbly on the whenua my tupuna once occupied. I am a proud daughter, sister, mother and wife. I have a deep connection to te taiao and like to practice kaitiakitanga in my lifestyle.

I am honored to be given the chance to serve my people. As your responsible trustee I hope to be your voice and bring forward your aspirations. 

I am currently employed by the environmental arm of the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust. My job titles are Te Uri o Hau Taumata Kaunihera Secretary and the Toi Te Uri o Hau coordinator. My responsibilities are vast, but includes tikanga, arts, culture and heritage tasks.

- Whatungarongaro te tangata, toitu te whenua. People will come and go but the land will remain.

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Kauangarua Kingi
Bio

Ko te kōtare i te ata ko Whakairiora ka tū i te aranga o te rā Karekare kau ana te awa hōhonu a Horahora Ko Te Mawe te tupuna te aporei, he tipua he atua.

Ko ngā whenua taurikura e tangi nei mo te tangata, e tangi ana mo ngā uri o ngā hapū a Te Waiariki, Ngāti Korora me Ngāti Takapari.

He huanga ahau no ēnei hapū katoa, Ko Ngāti Kahu o Torongare, Te Waiariki, Ngāti Korora, Ngāti Takapari, Te Ngaherehere, Te Orewai, me Te Parawhau.

Tēnā tātou, Ko Kauangarua Kingi toku ingoa, I whanāu mai ahau no toku mama a Leigh Bredenbeck me toku Papa a Winiwini Kingi.

Ko taku tūranga nui i roto i tenei ao, mo te roanga ake o taku oranga, he Mama ki āku tamariki tokotoru.

Ko taku tūranga tuarua he pononga ki taku Iwi me āna kaupapa, te ao Māori me āna tikanga katoa, kia noho tūturu ahau ki ngā taera me ngā mātāpono o te iwi me ngā tūpuna.

He tauira ahau nō te kura o te Whare Wānanga o te Pākenga, e ako ana ahau I te Bachelor of Business Management, Majoring in Māori Enterprise.

Nāku te hōnore me te whiwhi, i waimarie atu ahau i whakapono mai koutou ki ahau kia noho hei tarahitī ki runga o te Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust mo koutou.

He ngungu tae, he horo whenua, he paraoa taku koiwi, he pa kai kiri mo te iwi toitu ai.

Trust Staff

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Neta Kerepeti
General Manager
Bio

Tēnā Koutou e te whānau whānui ō Pūkahakaha East 5B.

He uri ahau nō ngā maunga Panguru, Whakairiora, Manaia, me Taranaki.  Ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngāpuhi, ko Ngātiwai, ko Ngāti Mutunga ngā iwi.  Ko Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā, Ngāti Takapari, me Ngāti Uenuku ngā hapū.

I am descended from a long and illustrious whakapapa that brings together many lines connecting me to the aforementioned maunga, iwi and hapū.

My heart belongs to te awa o Ngunguru, my Te Waiariki people, and my many mokopuna.

  • Post-graduate Diploma Social Work (VUW - Wellington)
  • Bachelor Applied Management (CNZ - Otago)
  • Master Indigenous Studies (TWoA - Whakatāne; work in progress)

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa

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Grace Martin
Admin Officer
Bio

Hapū affiliation: Te Whānau Whero, Ngāti Takapari, Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā, Ngāti Hari

Iwi affiliation: NgatiWai, Ngapuhi, Ngāti Maniapoto

Tukuna kia rere aku mihi ki a koutou katoa ngā whānau whānui o te rohe nei.

He uri ahau nō ngā marena e rua; ko Te Huaki ki Tukaiteuru, ko Te Kahuwhero ki Te Uwhi. Ko au te tamaiti tuarua kei roto i tōku whānau.  My name comes from my Great Grandmother, Te Uaina Tapoto Mahanga, who is our connection to Kereama Te Peke.  

In education, I followed the path of my māmā to receive a Bachelor of Education - Huarahi Māori from Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau.  Mai i tēnei kākano, ka puawai tōku aroha mō Te Reo Māori.

I am currently working as the administration officer for Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust. Through this mahi I am able to meet new whānaunga and see the full breadth of our whenua.  Everyday I learn more about my heritage which is a gift from being among my people.

- Manaaki whenua, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua

Trust Commercial


Pūkahakaha East 5B Commercial was established on 01 Sep 2022. Its role is to explore and engage in viable commercial opportunities, for and on behalf of the Trust and beneficial owners collectively, with a focus on future generations.  The Trust Commercial is an initiative of and belongs 100 percent to Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust.

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Brandon Edwards
Chairperson/Independent Advisor
Bio

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Taipari Munro
Trustee
Bio

Ko Pātaua Te Maunga

Ko Taiharuru Te Awa

Ko Te Whare Pāpuni Te Papakāinga

Ko Mahanga Te Tangata

Ko Ngāti Kororā, Ko Te Waiariki, Ko Ngāti Taka Ngā Hapū

Ko Hurumanu Te Waka

Ko Te Waiariki Te Iwi

Tiheiwa Mauriora!

I was raised with Te Reo Māori as my first language, and schooled in the traditions, customs and histories of my hapū. By listening and observation I learnt the skills of leadership from the practice of my mātua, kuia and kaumatua. At a young age I learnt to accept the weight of duty, responsibility and obligation to my people. 

As the Chair of Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust I am both honoured and humbled by the opportunity to serve my people. My formal education from primary to tertiary was supported with funds from the Trust. I have a strong sense of commitment to give back to the Trust and to the people the opportunities they had given to me.   

As the Ahu Whenua for the hapū of Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā and Ngāti Taka, the Trust strives to safeguard the whenua and assets for the beneficial owners while continuing to increase the value of the estate and building  economic, social and cultural potential.  

The Trust's ambitions are lofty and cannot be completed alone.  We ask for you to join us on this journey as we seek to realise the aspirations of a bright, sustainable future for the generations to come.

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari taku toa he toa takimano”

My strength comes not from me alone, but from the strength of many

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Joeann Walters
Trustee
Bio

Ko Pukearengarenga, Ko Te Rehu-o-Tane, Ko Whakairiora ngā maunga e tū te ao, e tū te pō.

Ko Ngunguru, ko Horahora, ko Pātaua, ko Taiharuru ngā awaawa e rere atu tētahi ki tētahi rā.

Ko Ngāti Taka, ko Te Waiariki, ko Ngāti Kororā ngā hapū nei.

Ko NgāPuhi, Ko TeWaiariki, Ko NgātiWai ngā iwi rā.

It is an honor and a privilege being a Trustee on Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust, to continue the legacy of kaitiakitanga/prudent stewartship, and whanaketanga/development (including the repatriation and retention) of our whenua, passed down to us by our tūpuna.  I am a part of that continuum and look forward to a sustainable future for our mokopuna!

“Whāngai Mokopuna ki te Ao Tūroa – Create a sustainable world for our Mokopuna”        

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John Tana
Independent Advisor
Bio

Our History

1873
1911
1948
1873
The Native Land Court issued a Certificate of Title and Crown Grant for Pūkahakaha East Block in the following tūpuna: Kamira Te Mahara, Watonio Motuhinau, Hohepa Mahanga, Haki Kopa, Rawiri Te Hinu, Anitipa Wero, Kereama Te Peke, Kerepeti Te Peke, Raharui Te Taonui, Henare Te Moananui Kauteawha.
1911
Pūkahakaha East Block was partitioned into Pūkahakaha East 5 vested in the following tūpuna: Hohepa Mahanga, Rawiri Te Hinu, Hohi Kereama, Erueti Kereama, Te Manako Kereama, Rarihi Kereama, Mehe Kairau, Wiremu Kairau, Kaitu Kairau, Ani Reu, and Henare Te Moananui Kauteawha.
1948
Pūkahakaha East 5 was then partitioned into the following:Pūkahakaha East 5A containing land to be set aside as Te Karaka UrupaPūkahakaha East 5B awarded solely to Keti Hohaia Pūkahakaha East 5C vested in Ani Reu and 56 others; then sold to Ngaronoa MahangaAlso in 1948 the Court appointed: Ngaronoa Mahanga, Raiha Kimete, Paratene Te Manu Werengitana, Ringi Tenetahi and Hemi Wetiwha, as trustees of Keti Hohaia’s estate.  The Court further vested the estate to the Taitokerau Māori Land Board, and then into the administration of the Māori Trustee. Further variations were made to the Trust Order determining the beneficiaries of Keti Hohaia’s estate and to provide grants for marae and education.

Present Day

From 2002 - 2011

Successive applications were made to the Chief Judge, Māori Land Court, resulting in a hui-ā-hapū held at Ngunguru Marae in July 2012.  Called by the Māori Trustee, the hui-ā-hapū appealed to the descendants of Te Waiariki, Ngāti Kororā and Ngāti Takapari, to address directives of the Chief Judge.  Wānanga held during 2012-13 provided a forum for the beneficial owners to discuss the future direction of Pūkahakaha East 5B.  New Advisory Trustees for the Pūkahakaha East 5B Trust were later selected.

2014 - 2019

The Advisory Trustees worked to advance a change to the Responsible Trustee, and to oversee authority being returned to the beneficial owners.  The Advisory Trustees continued to work for the next five years to transition the Trust to a place where members can have a say on whether to make an application to become a self-governed Trust.

Our Values & Mission

Te Ahunga | Our Mission

Protect and increase the potential of Pūkahakaha East 5B

Our mission expresses the role and responsibility essential to achieving our vision. Through the decisions we make and the actions we take, we will do what is necessary to protect our current assets, preserve their integrity and increase their value and opportunity.

Whanaungatanga

We respect our whakapapa ties to one another

Manaakitanga

We care for our people and others

Kaitiakitanga

We protect our whānau, hapū and whenua

Kotahitanga

We work together as one to create a sustainable and brighter future

Wairuatanga

We honour Te Ao Māori, our past, present and future

Arohatanga

We are responsible to one another and the generations to come