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We’ve hit the ground running with our new CE

We’ve hit the ground running with our new CE

The Trust has hit the ground running with its new CE attending the National Iwi Chairs Forum with our usual delegation.

For those who couldn’t make her pōwhiri, April Hetaraka has been appointed as the fourth Chief Executive of Hineuru Iwi Trust. April brings with her a wealth of skill, knowledge and experience within the iwi, hapū and hapori development sectors, having worked in Senior Executive Roles over many years. She is passionate about being at the heart of the people, and when asked, Ms Hetaraka said:

“It was an absolute humbling moment to be appointed the CE of Hineuru Iwi Trust. What I look forward to is ‘weaving whanau aspirations’ for future generations.”

The Trust looks forward to seeing many of iwi at the upcoming AGM.

Have you seen this year’s Te Pūrongo ā-Tau? If not, click here and read more:

Pōwhiri for new CE

Pōwhiri for new CE

Hineuru Iwi Trust is pleased to invite whānau to the pōwhiri of the Trust’s new Chief Executive.
The key details:
  • 11.30 AM, 4 November
  • Te Hāroto Marae
Around 12.30 PM, we expect to welcome onto the marae, the new CE and her whānau. However, we ask Hineuru whānau to be at the marae at the aforementioned time.
If you intend to join us, please indicate by emailing for catering purposes.

Notice of 2023 Hui-ā-Tau/Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2023 Hui-ā-Tau/Annual General Meeting

The Hui-ā-Tau of Hineuru Iwi Trust will be held on Saturday, 18 November 2023, at Te Hāroto Marae, State Highway 5, Te Hāroto, commencing at 11 AM. All iwi members are welcome.


  1. Whakatau & opening address by the Chair
  2. Apologies
  3. Presentation of Annual Report 2022-2023
  4. Commercial Report
  1. Financial Statements
  2. Annual Plan
  3. Appointment of Auditor
  4. General Business

To receive an electronic copy of the meeting documents and to RSVP for the Hui-ā-Tau, please email

If you have any questions, you may send these to by 12 noon on Wednesday, 15 November 2023. Responses will then be prepared in advance and factored into the presentation.

Ngā mihi, nā

Mana Hazel | Chairman 

Hineuru X Apa-Hāpai-Taketake Wānanga

Hineuru X Apa-Hāpai-Taketake Wānanga

Hineuru Iwi Trust would like to invite whānau to a wānanga with our Ngāti Apa whanaunga. This kaupapa has come about as part of their journey, reconnecting with their tūpuna.
The Trust is hosting a wānanga to discuss the shared whakapapa between our two tūpuna and would like to invite our whānau to attend should they be available.
Key details:
  • When: Tuesday, 3 October | 9.30 AM
  • Where: Te Hāroto Marae
  • What: Wānanga re tūpuna Apa
RSVP your attendance for catering and organisational purposes to by 5 PM, 27 September.

New Kaimahi | Marama Aporo

New Kaimahi | Marama Aporo

Hineuru Iwi Trust welcomes Marama Aporo as an Administrator in the Operations Team of the Trust.

Marama is Taupō born and bred with whakapapa to both Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Hineuru. Te Rangi Tahau is her tipuna. As an experienced administrator, Marama brings numerous skills to her new role. Before her employment with the Trust, Marama worked for Tauhara North No. 2 Trust, most recently in their Hauora Team.

Mahi aside, Marama has been married to Mata for forty years and has four tamariki and seven mokopuna. Her passions include kapa haka with Ngā Taikura o Tūwharetoa and paddling in her free time on Taupō moana.

Nau mai haramai, Marama!



  • Grow your career within the livestock industry.
  • Competitive rates
  • A supportive environment with professional development.

At Hineuru Property Limited, our vision is to exercise mana whenua as kaitiaki over our tribal rohe, utilise and protect our natural resources, uplift & hiki wairua through actively promoting activity which connects our people with the taiao and the taiao with our Hineuru people, encourage and promote better behaviour and practices for the benefit of our environment and to advocate caring for our taiao today for our future generations tomorrow.

Hineuru Property Limited has an opportunity for an enthusiastic passionate individual to join us as a Farm Assistant on a casual basis at Hineuru and Pukenui Station, located between Napier and Taupo. The successful applicant can start immediately.

You will be reporting to the Farm Operations Manager and will have the opportunity to be involved in the day-to-day farming operations and responsibilities. The key stock policies are to finish all young lambs, calves, and fawns from the breeding unit to target weights, also lambing 500 breeding ewes.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • Deer, sheep and beef experience, preferred.
  • Excellent stockmanship and animal husbandry.
  • Knowledge of stock nutritional requirements.
  • Current full NZ driver’s license.
  • The ability to pass a drug test.
  • Experience in operation and maintaining farm machinery.
  • Effective communication skills and attention to detail.
  • A friendly, easy-going personality.

To apply for this career opportunity, please send a CV and cover letter to Hineuru Property Limited, c/o Bakertilly Staples Rodway. Email:

Applications close on 11 August 2023.

Café Tarawera | Vacancy Café Assistant – Casual

Café Tarawera | Vacancy Café Assistant – Casual

We have an exciting opportunity for a Café Assistant to join our team at our Cafe on State Highway 5, Tarawera, Napier.

This will be a busy and varied role that would suit a self-motivated customer service guru. You will be required to take responsibility for providing friendly “front of house” customer service excellence to assist in maintaining our goal of 100% happy customers. Specifically, your duties will include the following:

  • Meeting and greeting all café customers taking orders promptly.
  • Working within a team to ensure that all customers’ orders are accurately processed, actioned and delivered as quickly as possible.
  • Opening and closing duties at the beginning or end of a shift.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A friendly and positive attitude.
  • Food hygiene training/ qualifications.
  • Previous catering or hospitality experience.
  • Effective communication skills.

The casual role means that the work hours will be as required.

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so if you enjoy a challenge and are passionate about customer service, please forward your CV and cover letter by 2 August 2023 to

Hineuru Hautapu

Hineuru Hautapu

Hineuru Iwi Trust invites whānau to join, reflect, and celebrate Matariki at this year’s Hineuru Hautapu.

Key details:

  • Date: Friday, 14 July
  • Location: Te Hāroto Marae
  • Time: 5:45 AM
  • Karakia commences @ 6 AM

As explained during last year’s hautapu, Pōhutukawa is the star that carries the deceased. Please email with the names of those who have passed on. Alternatively, Mana will invite whānau to share these names during the karakia.

A friendly reminder to dress appropriately for the conditions.

Finally, for catering purposes, please RSVP your attendance to