Who we are

Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority is a co-governance partnership made up of iwi representatives from Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust, Te Kapu Ō Waitaha, Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust, Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust, Ngāti Whakaue, and council representatives from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana, Rotorua Lakes Council,Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Tauranga City Council. It is a permanent joint committee of the four councils.

The purpose of Te Maru o Kaituna is the restoration, protection, and enhancement of the environmental, cultural and spiritual health and well-being of the Kaituna River.

Authority representatives

Your Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority representatives are:

OrganisationRepresentativeAlternate
Tapuika Iwi Authority Trust
Dean Flavell (Chair)Geoff Rice
Te Kapu Ō Waitaha/ Tapuika Iwi Authority TrustTo be confirmedTo be confirmed
Te Pumautanga o Te Arawa Trust Piki ThomasRawiri Kingi
Te Tāhuhu o Tawakeheimoa Trust – (Ngāti Rangiwewehi)Nicki DouglasVincent Brown
Te Komiti Nui o Ngāti Whakaue

To be confirmedRaymond Pou Poasa
Bay of Plenty Regional CouncilCouncillor Matemoana McDonald (Deputy Chair)
Councillor Te Taru White (informal member)
Councillor Jane Nees
Rotorua Lakes CouncilMr Nick Chater (Lakes Community Board)Councillor Tania Tapsell
Western Bay of Plenty District CouncilCouncillor Grant DallyDeputy Mayor John Scrimgeour
Tauranga City CouncilCouncillor Heidi HughesCouncillor Steve Morris

Kaituna River Co-Governance area