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Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board Announcement

October 2020


Over the past year, the Board and staff have focused on maintaining farm operations, ensuring the Health and Safety of all staff during the Covid-19 crisis, and developing a new Strategic Plan and vision for the future of the ŌPTB.


In June Rachael Selby and Denise Hapeta were re-appointed to the Board for a further 3-year term. Anne Carter and Barry Lyver were appointed to the Board in June 2019, and both lead the Audit, Investment and Risk Committee (AIRC).

Mark Taratoa, Dr. Arini Loader and Reverend, Dr. Rangi Nicholson were appointed to the Board in March 2020.


The Board anticipates that the Strategic Plan will be in place by the end of 2020, to provide a more focussed and clear direction going forward.

The Board’s primary activities are land-based which includes beef and dairy farming and leasing land for the purposes of education and horticulture.  


Unfortunately, in the past two years, the Board has not been able to offer secondary and tertiary scholarships. It is our hope and intention to be in a position to resume the distribution of scholarships in 2021. 


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