Hineuru Iwi Trust



  • Grow your career within the livestock industry.
  • Competitive Salary.
  • A tidy three-bedroom home provided for you and your whānau to live in.
  • 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 Livestock Stock Manager on Pukenui Station, located between Napier and Taupo. This position is fixed term to cover maternity leave. 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 management and planning 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:

  • 3-4 well-controlled working dogs.
  • Deer experience.
  • 3-4 years of sheep and beef experience, preferred.
  • Excellent stockman ship 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 Agfirst.


Applications close on 14th February 2023

Board appointed for new Regional Economic Development Agency

Board appointed for new Regional Economic Development Agency

Hawke’s Bay’s new Regional Economic Development Agency (REDA) is in good hands, with a highly skilled line-up of board members appointed to lead the organisation and provide a strong economic voice for the region.

The Matariki Governance Group (MGG) today endorsed the chairman and four board members, following a robust appointment process that attracted many highly qualified candidates.

MGG co-chair Alex Walker said underpinning the appointment selection was the creation of a strong organisation, with mana and positioning, that could give life to the MGG’s aspirations of a thriving Hawke’s Bay economy.

“As a regional leadership group we recognise that partnerships across iwi and hapū Māori, business, and the public and private sectors are essential to create the conditions for regional economic success.

“Imagine a Hawke’s Bay where everyone is actively engaged in, and benefitting from, a thriving regional economy – that’s our aim.

“This newly appointed board brings significant commercial and governance experience along with a strong lens and passion for Hawke’s Bay’s economic development.”

Matariki Governance Group co-chair Leon Symes said the agency would also feed into the wider aims of the MGG.

“REDA will help realise the Matariki Regional Development Strategy, which envisages Hawke’s Bay as a region where wellbeing is enjoyed by every whānau, because the right learning and career opportunities are in place to make sure nobody is left behind.”

Experienced governor and outgoing Napier Port chairman Alasdair MacLeod has been appointed the board chair.

Having held many key roles in Hawke’s Bay, he brings extensive networks, credibility, and economic acumen to lead REDA through its formation, and help set its course for the future.

With its strong business, cultural, social and environmental infrastructure, Hawke’s Bay is a region businesses, investors, talent and visitors want to come to, Mr MacLeod said.

“REDA, as Hawke’s Bay’s most influential new economic enabler, will amplify what others in the region are already doing and, alongside other business support agencies, act as a front door for business in the region.”

The four other board members also brought significant commercial and governance experience, along with a passion for Hawke’s Bay’s economic development.


They are:

  • Shayne Walker – Shayne brings a wide range of governance and commercial skills to the board, including a good understanding of the Māori economy. His governance roles have spanned multiple sectors from health to youth employment, forestry and property development.
  • Erin Simpson: Erin brings experience in the skills development space, with strong connections to the region and the Crown. He has held governance roles with entities including the Hawke’s Bay Regional Skills Leaders Group, NZ Apples and Pears Inc, and Muka Tangata, People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council.
  • Rawinia Kamau – Rawinia (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine) brings a strong understanding of economic development and the Māori economy to the board. Her experience has spanned project management, policy analysis, community planning and development, and general management.
  • Caren Rangi – Caren is an experienced governor, with a strong set of strategic and stakeholder management skills. A proud Cook Island Māori, her governance experience includes positions with organisations ranging from Radio New Zealand to Arts Council of NZ Toi Aotearoa, Pacific Island Homecare Services Trust, and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

REDA’s primary focus will be on creating new platforms for growth for Hawke’s Bay by encouraging and enabling new economic activity in the region, and fostering investment and efforts to support a thriving business environment.

BBI Wood Products managing director Brendan O’Sullivan was involved in each phase of the establishment of REDA and said he was pleased to see the board had now been appointed, and was looking forward to the new entity engaging with business and industry in 2023.

“I’m excited about the potential for REDA and the difference it will make for our business sector and the Hawke’s Bay economy as a whole.”

Media enquiries to:

Michael Bassett-Foss

Ph: 021 469 340

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 14 December 2022 to

Chair and Deputy Chair of Hineuru Iwi Trust

Chair and Deputy Chair of Hineuru Iwi Trust

Hineuru Iwi Trust is pleased to announce, following the first official trustees’ hui, that Mana Hazel has been appointed Chair of the Trust, and Elizabeth Waiwiri-Hunt has been appointed Deputy Chair. These appointments were endorsed unanimously by the trustees. 
Chair, Mana Hazel, said the following post his appointment:
“E kore e mimiti ngā rau o te aroha, ngā reo whakamiha ki ngā kaitiaki o mua. Nā koutou ko ngā kuia ko ngā koroua i whakatū ai i ngā pou e whitu nei. Kia pupuri tonu i te mauri i te manako nui o rātou mā kia takatu ai ngā uri o Hineuru. Kia kōkiri ngātahi ai mai Hineuru mō Hineuru.

With gratitude, we humbly acknowledge our previous Trustees of Hineuru Iwi Trust and those pakeke from the beginning of this journey. Taking on board the dreams and aspirations of our kuia and koroua by establishing the framework, the seven pou, as our foundation. In preparation and anticipation to advance all our aspirations mai Hineuru mō Hineuru.

Now that we, the new trustees, have completed our first official board meeting, with part one of our two-part induction complete, we can settle into our roles and look to the future. I am personally excited for the journey ahead.”
Deputy Chair, Elizabeth Waiwiri-Hunt, said the following post her appointment:
“As new trustees, we thank the iwi for your vote of confidence. It is indeed a privilege to be elected. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly, and along with my fellow trustees, we will do our absolute due diligence to achieve the aspirations of Hineuru with the utmost respect, care, and dedication.

In saying this, we ask that you give us time and patience whilst we learn and understand our roles. With trust in our hearts and a strong foundation based on reliability, honesty, transparency and goodwill, we can aspire and look to the future.

Mā mua ka kite a muri. Mā muri ka ora a mua.”

The board will meet once more before Christmas. This hui will complete the induction for the trustees.

Ngā mihi!
Hineuru Iwi Trust
Ps. Have you seen our pānui wrapping-up National Iwi Chairs? If not, click here. 

Unanimous support for Hineuru Iwi Trust to become a member of the National Iwi Chairs Forum

Unanimous support for Hineuru Iwi Trust to become a member of the National Iwi Chairs Forum

In the first week of November, Hineuru Iwi Trust (HIT) sent a delegation of four to the National Iwi Chairs Forum (NICF). This year’s November forum was hosted by Te Ariki o Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tā Tumu te Heuheu in Taupō.

As usual, NICF was a schedule packed two days; however, many benefits are derived from our attendance. Many of the most topical issues facing Māoridom were discussed during the forum. These were wide-ranging, from Government Reform to Housing, Climate Change and much more.

Notably, at this forum, HIT was officially made a member of NICF. In the past, we have attended the forum; however, we welcome the unanimous endorsement to be a member in our own right. It is only fitting that we acknowledge Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust and Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated as they, as existing members of NICF, endorsed our application which enabled it to be tabled. HIT was also pleased to endorse the application by Mana Ahuriri Trust to become a member of NICF. With the plethora of issues facing whānau, hapū and iwi, we must work together, support, and encourage unity amongst iwi Māori to benefit us all.

Trustee, Mana Hazel, gave the following statement about his experience at the forum:

“Anō te pai, te āhuareka o te nohotahi o ngā tuākana me ngā tēina i runga i te whakaaro kotahi! Hineuru ka eke!

The unified and collaborative approach of iwi entities and Māori broadly was once an ideal of science fiction! However, today our whanaunga are sitting pokohiwi ki pokohiwi – rae ki te rae, holding the Kawanatanga to account with highly skilled and experienced technicians.

It was good to see smaller iwi contributing in the same space as the much larger iwi. Despite the difference in size, we all face the same challenges. This, to me, demonstrates the value for us as Hineuru in this forum.

It was timely for Hineuru join this forum in Taupō alongside our whānaunga Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Kahungunu iwi, as well as Ngāti Pāhauwera! Hineuru māranga mai! Hineuru ka eke!”

We look forward to ongoing resource sharing and collaboration with fellow members. All members of NICF, no matter how big or small can participate fully. HIT intends to participate actively in the forum for the betterment of Hineuru.

Hui-ā-Tau | Zoom Link Available

Hui-ā-Tau | Zoom Link Available

Hineuru Iwi Trust is pleased to inform whānau that a Zoom link will be available for this year’s Hui-ā-Tau. Should you wish to join online, click the button below:

While a Zoom link is available, the Trust cannot guarantee connection will be maintained for the entirety of the AGM. An IT Technician has checked the connection at the marae and is satisfied; however, we apologise in advance should any issues be experienced. With this in mind, we encourage whānau to attend in person if possible.

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Topic: Hui-ā-Tau/Annual General Meeting
Time: Oct 8, 2022 11:00 AM Auckland, Wellington

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Trust Deed Amendments Webinar via Zoom

Hineuru Iwi Trust – Trust Deed Amendments Webinar via Zoom

Hineuru Iwi Trust is hosting a webinar via Zoom with Mihiarangi Piripi, the Managing Director of Whaia Legal, to discuss the proposed Trust Deed amendments.

Mihiarangi will give a presentation regarding the amendments and will be able to answer any questions.

Here’s the key information –

  • Date: Wednesday 28 September 2022
  • Time: 6 PM
  • Delivery: Online via Zoom

Notice of 2022 Hui-ā-Tau/Annual General Meeting

Notice of 2022 Hui-ā-Tau/Annual General Meeting

The Hui-ā-Tau of the Hineuru Iwi Trust will be held on Saturday 8 October 2022 at Te Haroto Marae, Main Road, Napier-Taupo State Highway 5, Te Haroto, commencing at 11 am. All members welcome.


  1. Whakatau & opening address by the Chair
  2. Apologies
  3. Presentation of Annual Report 2021-2022 (including details of Trustee remuneration)
  4. Commercial Report
  1. Financial Statements
  2. Annual Plan
  3. Appointment of Auditor
  4. 2022 Voting Update
  5. General Business

To receive an electronic copy of the meeting documents and to register and RSVP for the Hui-ā-Tau please do so on:

If you have any questions, please send them to by 12 noon on Wednesday 5 October 2022 so responses can be prepared in advance & factored into the presentation.

For those who wish to register and cast a provisional vote, please ensure that you have completed your registration on (including your Hineuru whakapapa) and have supplied proof of identity and proof of address to  The Membership Committee will meet on 12th October 2022, all information needs to be submitted by this date, so that the provisional votes can be counted and the election results finalised.

Robyn Rauna

Chief Executive

Ph 0272494166 or

Notice of 2022 Trustee Election

Nominations for the 2022 trustee election for the Hineuru Iwi Trust (the Trust) closed at midday on Friday 26 August 2022. The following nominations were received for the 7 vacancies on the Trust:

BAKER    Mark

BRIDGER    Tirohia

BROWN    Karauna (Snr)

BUSH    Renata

BUSH    Tracy

CRAWFORD    Ngawai



HAZEL   Mana



RIKI    Arapera


WAIWIRI    Elizabeth Moari

WALL    Janice

WANO     John


An election is therefore required and will be conducted by postal and internet voting and by ballot box at the Hui-ā-Tau/Annual General Meeting.

Changes to Trust Deed

Members will also be asked to vote on the following special resolution:

“That the Adult Registered Members of Hineuru Iwi Trust resolve to accept the proposed amendments to the Hineuru Iwi Trust Deed as set out in the explanatory note”.

Voter packs, together with information about the candidates and the explanatory note for the proposed special resolution, will be sent to all registered and verified adult members of the Trust on Friday 9 September 2022.  Postal and internet voting will close at 5pm on Friday 7 October 2022.


Anthony Morton

Returning Officer

Ph 0800 666 924 or