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 (Chair) - Ngati Whakaue Tribal Lands (NWTL), Te Arawa Management Ltd (TAML)
Tina Ngatai - Rotoiti 15 Trust, Maraeroa Oturoa 2B
Laurance Tamati - Pukahukiwi Kaokaoroa Inc.
Wally Lee - Kapenga M Trust, Waipupumahana A1B2
Roku Mihinui - Kapenga M Trust, Te Arawa Lakes Trust
Te Taru White - Pukahukiwi Kaokaoroa Inc.
John Fenwick - Waerenga Incorporation
Bill Young - Te Paiaka Lands Trust
TAPS Charter 2011 TAPS Strategic Plan 2013
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