The Te Arawa Primary Sector (TAPS) collective was officially established on the 31 August 2011 where 15 individuals representative of a number of Te Arawa land blocks signed a register in Nukuteapiapi to form an incorporated society.
Members are those Te Arawa organisations or individuals that own, control or administer land utilised within the primary sector industry (agriculture, horticulture, forestry, geothermal).
The Executive committee provides for a good level of representation of its member organisations. Decision-making processes are robust to ensure the interests of the members and the kaupapa of the collective is enhanced.
Tanira Kingi - Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands (NWTL), Te Arawa Management Ltd (TAML)
Barnett Vercoe - Paehinahina Mourea Trust, Onuku Lands Trust
James Warbrick - Parekarangi Trust
Huia Te Hau - Parekarangi Trust
Airini Hepi - Kokako Trust
Wiremu Keepa - Kapenga M Trust, Ruahine Kuharua Inc.
Laurance Tamati - Pukahukiwi Kaokaoroa Inc.
Wally Lee - Kapenga M Trust, Waipupumahana A1B2
Roku Mihinui - Kapenga M Trust, Te Arawa Lakes Trust
Arapeta Tahana - Rotoiti 15
Nelson Meha - Rotoma No. 1 Incorporation
Tony Whata - Tautara Matawhaura Maori Lands Trust
Bill Young - Te Paiaka Lands Trust
Tawhiri Morehu - Kaumatua
TAPS Charter 2011 TAPS Strategic Plan 2013
Member Land Blocks (in green)
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please click here. Rotorua Land Use Innovation Series, 30 July 2018
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