Denise’s Iwi affiliations are to Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Whakaue and Muaupoko. Denise currently holds the position of Kaihautū for Marae Based Studies at Te Wānanga o Raukawa and was previously Kaihautū of Te Tari Reo.
Denise has been employed by Te Wānanga o Raukawa for 15 years. Denise also served as the Manager/Secretary of the Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board for 10 years from 1998. Denise is a strong proponent of te reo Māori.
She is actively involved with the many issues and developments affecting Ngāti Maiotaki and Ngā Hapu o Ōtaki. Denise and her Tahiwi whānau maintain their close association with Raukawa Marae in Ōtaki. Denise is a member of Te Rūnanga o Raukawa.
Willis Katene, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāruahinerangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, currently holds the position of Te Tai Hauāuru Regional Manager for Te Puni Kōkiri.
Willis was previously Kaihautū of Iwi and Hapū Studies at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. She is currently a board member on Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, chair of their finance committee and a member of their education committee.
She is also trustee for Ōrotokare: Art, Story, Motion and a member of the Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board. Willis has a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University and holds a master degree in management from Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Willis and her husband Huia Winiata have four children.
Rachael is from Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia and Ngāti Pareraukawa. Rachael chairs the Ngatokowaru Marae Committee is a Raukawa Marae Trustee and member of Te Rūnanga o Raukawa. Rachael is also a registered Justice of the Peace.
Rachael has a background in governance, teaching, research, and management. As a recipient of a Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board Scholarship in the 1960s, Rachael attended a Māori Anglican Boarding School.
Rachael is keen to contribute to the development of the Board and share a vision for a future which ensures the land left by our ancestors is a business we can be proud of. She is keen to explore organic farming on the Ōtaki lands and varied innovative investment opportunities for the Trusts Board.
Nō Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Pareraukawa, Ngāti Tūranga tēnei. Hera is the Kaihautū of Te Whare Tūhono that services students and staff on the operational side of Te Wānanga o Raukawa.
She is also the Secretary for the Paranui Marae Trustees Committee and the Treasurer for Himatangi 1A & 2AHC Trust.
A previous Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board scholarship recipient, Hera appreciates the opportunity to give back to the kaupapa of the Ōtaki Porirua Trusts for the benefit of our future generations.
Hera has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Policy and Māori Studies and is passionate about supporting aspirations for health and wealth for whānau, hapū and iwi.
Rob’s iwi and hapū affiliations are to Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, Ngāti Kikopiri and Ngāti Kiriwera of Ngāti Tamatera. Rob chairs the Ngāti Kikopiri Māori Marae Committee Society Inc. He is also a Raukawa Marae Trustee.
Rob’s background is in teaching and he currently holds the position of Kaihautū for Whare Whakaakoranga at Te Wānanga o Raukawa.
Rob is fully committed to the development of the Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Board.
Barry Lyver (Ngāti Toa, Ngai Tahu) holds a business degree from Massey University and is currently a Commercial Manager for the ANZ Bank based in Manawatū.
He has over 25 years’ experience in commercial banking and finance. His areas of specialisation include commercial property, Aged Care and Māori/Iwi business. Prior to working for ANZ he held roles with Kiwibank, Nationwide Finance Ltd and BNZ Property Finance. He also ran his own finance consultancy business when living in Kāpiti.
He is actively involved in coaching age group rep teams for cricket and back in the day himself played a few games for Central Districts and Wellington.
Barry and his wife Rowane have three teenagers, a daughter and twin boys which keep them very busy.
Anne Carter is from Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Kahungunu.
Anne has held leadership and management roles in the New Zealand public sector, including Te Puni Kōkiri , the Office of the Auditor General, Chief Executive of the Ministry of Youth, and Deputy Secretary of Local Government and Community within the Department of Internal Affairs. She was a Local Government Commissioner from 2012 – 2016.
Anne is currently a member of Te Mana Whakahaere of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Chair of the Voice Arts Trust, a member of the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand, and a Director of Wairarapa Moana Incorporation, a large dairy and forestry operation.
Anne firmly believes in our role as Kaitaki of our whenua, through the sustainable management of our assets for future generations.