Our trustees

The Wellington Tenths Trust is governed by a board of 11 Trustees.

The Trustees are elected by the beneficial owners of the Trust. Each Trustee is elected for a term of three years.

Currently the Trustees are:

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Morris Te Whiti Love

Morris Te Whiti Love - Chair

Tribal Affiliations: Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Ruanui

Morrie was elected a Trustee in 2012. He has previously been a trustee of the Trust and also previously been the Executive Officer for the Trust. Morrie is a company director having his own consultancy business based in Wellington. His personal interests include waka taua, waka culture and waka ama. Other positions held include Chair of the Wharewaka o Poneke Charitable Trust; Kaitiaki of Te Hononga, Te Rerenga Kotare and Poutu; Trustee of Te Atiawa o Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui Potiki Trust.

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Mark Te One

Tribal Affiliations: Te Atiawa, Taranaki 

Mark is currently a cultural advisor with Te Puni Kokiri, a position he has held for a number of years. Mark is also a trustee of Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust, Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, Pipitea Marae Charitable Trust and Minoh House Comunity Trust. He is also a member of Ara Tahi, a committee of Greater Wellington Regional

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Jane (Jeanie) Hughes

Tribal Affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki.

Occupation: Clerk, Mother, Nanny 
Personal Interests: Whanau, Golf, Music.
Community Work/Other Involvements: Cambridge Golf Club

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Richard Te One

Tribal Affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki.

Occupation: Architectural & Industrial Design Consultant. Design assessor for the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.
Personal Interests: Whanau, Fishing, Music.
Community Work/Other Involvements: Save the Children Lower Hutt - past President. New Zealand Institute of Building - past President of Central Chapter. Petone Rugby Football Club - Building Consultant.

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Lennox Love

Tribal Affiliation: Te Atiawa 

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Venessa Ede. ACA, BCA GradDipBus

Tribal Affiliation: Te Atiawa

Occupation: Accountant
Personal Interests: Whanau, friends, home, Waikawa
Community Work/Other Involvements: Trustee - Te Atiawa Manawhenua Ki te Tau Ihu Trust. Trustee - Te Atiawa o te Waka a Maui Trust. Iwi Representative - Commumity & Finance Committee, Marlborough District Council. Komiti Member - Resource Management Komiti, Te Atiawa Ki te Tau Ihu Trust. Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) - New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Anaru Smiler

Anaru is of Te Ati Awa, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and Rongowhakaata descent.  His links to Te Ati Awa are through his father, Kingi Winiata Smiler, and his grandmother, Margret Wikitoria Smiler (nee Black).  Anaru lives in Wellington with his wife and two children.

Anaru has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University in Wellington and currently works as the Chief Operating Officer at the Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA).  He has over 14 years’ experience working within the policy & regulatory environments in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and is actively involved in managing a number of Maori economic development initiatives.

Anaru is also the Co-Chairman of the Pipitea Marae Charitable Trust and Deputy Chairman of the Wairarapa Moana Trust.  He has a passion for Maori economic development and well-being and appreciates the huge shoes he must fill to continue his whanau legacy!

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Matthew Love - Parata

Tribal affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Tama, Ngati Te Whiti, Ngat Toa.

Personal Interests: All my whanau. Education and life skills for all our Tamariki (special interest Building Trade). Maori and Trust Development. Supporting my young sons College and sports activities. Fishing when I can.

Community work/Other Involvements: Member - Taupo Cricket Committee. Manager - Taupo Combined Colleges Cricket First XI, Tauhara College Golf Team. Trustee - Wellington Tenths Trust and Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust. Director - Haukawakawa General Partner Limited.

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Hannah Buchanan

Tribal affiliation: Taranaki, Te Atiawa, Ngati Ruanui.

Hannah was elected a Trustee in September 2015. Hannah runs her own management consultancy business in Wellington specialising in strategic advice, organisation development, and governance advisory services to the public sector. Prior to consulting, Hannah worked in a range of public service and teaching roles. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction (Linguistics), a Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Education), a Diploma of Teaching, and is an associate member of the Institute of Directors.

Personal interests include: health and wellbeing, whakapapa, languages, art, and travel.

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Peter Samuel Jackson

Tribal affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki.

Peter was elected as a Trustee in 2015. He is a director of Wellington Kennels and Cattery Ltd, a company that he and his wife own and operate. He has also been a company director on a number of small property companies in the past. Other positions held include: National Kaumatua – Te Rito Maioha- Early Childhood New Zealand, Member – Maori Partnership Board – C&CDHB. Peter provides cultural support for many organisations and is one of the representatives of Taranaki Whanui in Wellington.

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Mahara Okeroa

Tribal affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki.

Profile to come.

The Wellington Tenths Trust is governed by a board of 11 Trustees.

The Trustees are elected by the beneficial owners of the Trust. Each Trustee is elected for a term of three years.

Currently the Trustees are:

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Morris Te Whiti Love

Morris Te Whiti Love - Chair

Tribal Affiliations: Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Ruanui

Morrie was elected a Trustee in 2012. He has previously been a trustee of the Trust and also previously been the Executive Officer for the Trust. Morrie is a company director having his own consultancy business based in Wellington. His personal interests include waka taua, waka culture and waka ama. Other positions held include Chair of the Wharewaka o Poneke Charitable Trust; Kaitiaki of Te Hononga, Te Rerenga Kotare and Poutu; Trustee of Te Atiawa o Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui Potiki Trust.

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Mark Te One

Tribal Affiliations: Te Atiawa, Taranaki 

Mark is currently a cultural advisor with Te Puni Kokiri, a position he has held for a number of years. Mark is also a trustee of Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust, Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust, Pipitea Marae Charitable Trust and Minoh House Comunity Trust. He is also a member of Ara Tahi, a committee of Greater Wellington Regional

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Jane (Jeanie) Hughes

Tribal Affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki.

Occupation: Clerk, Mother, Nanny 
Personal Interests: Whanau, Golf, Music.
Community Work/Other Involvements: Cambridge Golf Club

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Richard Te One

Tribal Affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki.

Occupation: Architectural & Industrial Design Consultant. Design assessor for the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.
Personal Interests: Whanau, Fishing, Music.
Community Work/Other Involvements: Save the Children Lower Hutt - past President. New Zealand Institute of Building - past President of Central Chapter. Petone Rugby Football Club - Building Consultant.

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Lennox Love

Tribal Affiliation: Te Atiawa 

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Venessa Ede. ACA, BCA GradDipBus

Tribal Affiliation: Te Atiawa

Occupation: Accountant
Personal Interests: Whanau, friends, home, Waikawa
Community Work/Other Involvements: Trustee - Te Atiawa Manawhenua Ki te Tau Ihu Trust. Trustee - Te Atiawa o te Waka a Maui Trust. Iwi Representative - Commumity & Finance Committee, Marlborough District Council. Komiti Member - Resource Management Komiti, Te Atiawa Ki te Tau Ihu Trust. Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) - New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Anaru Smiler

Anaru is of Te Ati Awa, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and Rongowhakaata descent.  His links to Te Ati Awa are through his father, Kingi Winiata Smiler, and his grandmother, Margret Wikitoria Smiler (nee Black).  Anaru lives in Wellington with his wife and two children.

Anaru has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University in Wellington and currently works as the Chief Operating Officer at the Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA).  He has over 14 years’ experience working within the policy & regulatory environments in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and is actively involved in managing a number of Maori economic development initiatives.

Anaru is also the Co-Chairman of the Pipitea Marae Charitable Trust and Deputy Chairman of the Wairarapa Moana Trust.  He has a passion for Maori economic development and well-being and appreciates the huge shoes he must fill to continue his whanau legacy!

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Matthew Love - Parata

Tribal affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngati Tama, Ngati Te Whiti, Ngat Toa.

Personal Interests: All my whanau. Education and life skills for all our Tamariki (special interest Building Trade). Maori and Trust Development. Supporting my young sons College and sports activities. Fishing when I can.

Community work/Other Involvements: Member - Taupo Cricket Committee. Manager - Taupo Combined Colleges Cricket First XI, Tauhara College Golf Team. Trustee - Wellington Tenths Trust and Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust. Director - Haukawakawa General Partner Limited.

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Hannah Buchanan

Tribal affiliation: Taranaki, Te Atiawa, Ngati Ruanui.

Hannah was elected a Trustee in September 2015. Hannah runs her own management consultancy business in Wellington specialising in strategic advice, organisation development, and governance advisory services to the public sector. Prior to consulting, Hannah worked in a range of public service and teaching roles. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction (Linguistics), a Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Education), a Diploma of Teaching, and is an associate member of the Institute of Directors.

Personal interests include: health and wellbeing, whakapapa, languages, art, and travel.

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Peter Samuel Jackson

Tribal affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki.

Peter was elected as a Trustee in 2015. He is a director of Wellington Kennels and Cattery Ltd, a company that he and his wife own and operate. He has also been a company director on a number of small property companies in the past. Other positions held include: National Kaumatua – Te Rito Maioha- Early Childhood New Zealand, Member – Maori Partnership Board – C&CDHB. Peter provides cultural support for many organisations and is one of the representatives of Taranaki Whanui in Wellington.

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Mahara Okeroa

Tribal affiliation: Te Atiawa, Taranaki.

Profile to come.

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