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Conservation Board Appointments (Compendium)

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Chatham Islands Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Chatham Islands Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Chatham Islands Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments Dr Peter Johnson is a Botanist bringing scientific expertise to the Board. He was awarded the Loder Cup in 1994 for his work. He is a mainland New Zealand representative on the board residing in Dunedin.

Mr Kenneth Lanauze returns to the board for a further three years. As a resident and farmer of Pitt Island Mr Lanauze provides a valuable input from the Pitt Island community to the Board.

Continuing members George Day, factory manager, main Chatham Ann Hough, tutor, main Chatham James Moffett, farmer, Pitt Island Geordie Murman, fisher, main Chatham Philip Seymour, farmer, main Chatham Denis Solomon, chairperson of Moriori Tchakat Henu Association, main Chatham Elizabeth Tuanui, farmer, main Chatham Alison Turner, community worker, main Chatham ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Wellington Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Wellington Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Wellington Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments Dr Johanna Rosier of Otaki is a senior lecturer at Massey University in Resource and Environmental Planning. She brings to the board a wide knowledge of coastal, recreation and tourism issues.

Mr Alan Wright of Wellington is the President of the Tararua Trampng Club. He has had a long interest in the outdoors and in particular tramping. He brings an extensive knowledge of recreational issues to the board.

Ms Mary O'Keeffe of Wellington was re-appointed after a one-year term on the Board. She brings to the board an in-depth knowledge of historical and archaeological matters.

Continuing members Diane Anderson, music teacher, Tararua District Councillor, Eketahuna Te Akapikirangi Arthur, retired, Ngati Toa, Porirua Elizabeth Burge, resource management planner, supported by Rangitane o Wairarapa, Carteton Peter Bygate, retired, Wellington Professor Michael Crozier, university professor, Wellington George Mikaera, supervisor, chairperson Te Ore Ore Marae, Ngati Kuhungunu ki Wairarapa, Masterton Ani Parata, advocate, Raumati Beach ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Taranaki/Wanganui Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Taranaki/Wanganui Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Taranaki/Wanganui Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments:

Keith Chapple of Taumarunui, conservationist, has over twenty years experience in all aspects of conservation work at local, regional and national level. He is currently the President of the Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society and a member of the Kaimanawa Wild Horse Advisory Group. He will bring a wealth of conservation experience to the board.

Peter Horsley of Palmerston North, university lecturer, is a current member of the Taranaki/Wanganui Conservation Board and has been re-appointed for a further term. He has special expertise in environmental law and resource planning.

Maia Waitai of Palmerston North, Maori literacy co-ordinator, has previous local government experience with her work assisting the Palmerston North City Council and has a good background on issues relating to land management. She will provide a valuable linkage with Rangitane (significant Iwi in the Manawatu area) that is not currently represented on the Board.

David Digby of Stratford, maintenance officer, has a keen interest in conservation and the outdoors. He is an experienced tramper and will bring good practical knowledge of recreation issues to the Board.

Continuing members:

Rex Moore, public relations & marketing manager, New Plymouth Kevin Phillips, farming executive, New Plymouth Diane Ratahi, tribunal advisor, Opunake Huirangi Waikerepuru, tribunal consultant, New Plymouth Derek Schulz, conservation worker, Wanganui Barney Haami, retired, Whanganui Laurie Abernethy, farmer, Taihape ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Northland Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Northland Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Northland Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments Ms Melanie Closs, is President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Northland and owns her own tourism business Heart of North Tours. She has a strong business approach tempered with a personal commitment to conservation and the environment.

Mrs Gloria Herbert, iwi consultant, returns for a further one-year term on the Northland Conservation Board. She will continue to provide her wide experience and an iwi perspective to the issues facing the board.

Mr Derek Keene, self employed, is an engineer by profession. He has a long association with local government in Whangarei. He has a keen interest and commitment to conservation, in particularly marine ecology.

Mrs Judith Steele will bring her long work experience in the finance sector to the board. Her nomination for appointment was supported by Te Runanga O Whaingaroa. She has a keen interest in and commitment to conservation.

Continuing members Mr Richard Alspach, farmer, Dargaville Mr Roger Mulvay, tourism manager, Matakohe Ms Maxine Shortland, teacher, Russell Ms Janet Stephenson, planning consultant, Omapere Ms Janis Walker, advisor, Moerewa ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 East Coast Hawke's Bay Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the East Coast Hawke’s Bay Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the East Coast Hawke's Bay Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments William Blake of Mahia is Chair of Ngati Kahungunu Kaumatua and a member of the Hawke's Bay Regional Council Maori Standing Committee. Mr Blake has developed a broad perspective of conservation issues in the Hawke's Bay region.

Brian Riesterer is a chartered accountant from Opotiki. Mr Riesterer is also a Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor and brings a range of professional skills to the board.

Louise Savage is employed as a soil conservator at the Gisborne District Council. She brings scientific expertise to the board and a strong conservation and recreation interest.

Megan Williams of Hastings is a Disputes Tribunal referee and a Hastings District Council councillor. She will bring to the board a wide range of experience on historic and natural resource committees and has an interest in protection of the environment.

Continuing members Lloyd Beech, telecommunications engineer, Taradale Vianney Douglas, manager, Te Araroa Frank Martin, farmer, Wairoa Ross Russell, retired, Gisborne Basil Tamiana, self employed, Whakatane Aubrey Temara, managing director, Ruatahuna Eileen von Dadelszen, resource management consultant, regional councillor, Havelock North ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Nelson/Marlborough Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments: Mrs Kath Hemi of Blenheim is retired and has been re-appointed to the board for one year. Mrs Hemi is a well respected kuia with an active involvement in both iwi and conservation matters.

Mr Scott Nicol of Motueka is an outdoor instructor with Whenua-iti. He is a re-appointed member with planning and recreational experience and strong environmental interests.

Mr Edwin Pitts is a farmer from Marlborough. He has extensive experience in high country management and has past involvement in many pastoral organisations, both local and national. Mr Pitts also has a strong interest in conservation and sustainable land use.

Continuing members: Hugh Canard, company director, Nelson Graeme Coates, marine biologist, Blenheim Andrew Dennis, writer, Nelson Maurice Manawatu, skipper, Kaikoura Robin Manson, farmer, Takaka Colin MacNab, solicitor, Blenheim Robyn Reid, chief executive, Wakefield Darcia Solomon, housewife, Kaikoura Robert Stephens, managing director, Motueka ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments: Mr Roger Fagg is a decorator and resides in Timaru. He is a dedicated conservationist and a strong advocate of public participation and appreciation of the conservation ethic.

Mrs Barbara Spurr has been re-appointed for further term . She is a secondary school science advisor and resides in Rangiora. She brings her background in nature conservation, science and community interests to the board.

Mr Tom Todhunter is a high country farmer from the Upper Rakaia Gorge. His interests include tourism, and blending conservation and recreation. He also has a wide knowledge in resource management issues.

Mr Johannes Sour is a builder from Christchurch. He has conservation and recreation interests and is the Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu nominee to the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board.

Continuing members: Wikitoria Baker, community worker, Arowhenua. Kay Booth, lecturer Lincoln University, Lincoln. Terry Donaldson, emergency response manager, Christchurch. James Guild, high country farmer, Upper Rakaia Gorge. Alan Jolliffe, Associate Dean, Faculty of Commerce Christchurch Polytechnic, Christchurch. Wikitoria Martin, office administrator, Christchurch. David O'Connell, office administrator, Kaiapoi. Ainslie Talbot, freelance television producer/director, Christchurch. ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the West Coast Tai Poutini Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments: Mr Harley McNabb of Karamea is a dairy farmer. He will bring his wide knowledge of the local community, recreation issues and committee experience to the board.

Mr Kevin Dash of Atarau is a farmer, tour operator and bus contractor. He will bring a knowledge of local history and recreation interests to the board.

Mrs Gillian Williams is a company director from Greymouth and has been re-appointed to the board for a second term. She will bring her business skills and a tourism perspective to the board.

Mr Kees van Beek is a farmer from Hokitika. He will bring a range of skills to the board with his knowledge of the local community and local industries.

Continuing members: Sarah Stokes, environmental consultant, Westport Sue Thomson, planner, Westport James Russell, researcher, Hokitika Alex Miller, pilot, Franz Josef Helen Rasmussen, business person, Haast Rob Brown, photographer, Christchurch ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Waikato Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Waikato Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Waikato Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments: Alice Anderson of Paeroa is the environmental officer for the Hauraki Maori Trust Board. Alice is widely involved in the community including iwi interests, youth, law, and environment. She brings to the board a valuable balance of academic knowledge and practical experience.

Ross Bailey of Whangamata is a retired education professional. He has an excellent knowledge of the Waikato and further afield through his strong interests in natural history, conservation, tramping, outdoor education, and community service.

Angela Pope of Waitomo is involved in the tourism and hospitality industry. She brings to the board experience in a variety of areas including iwi concerns, conservation, tourism, and their interaction. She complements her knowledge of community issues with academic qualifications.

Continuing members: Megan Balks, university lecturer, Hamilton Bev Clarkson, scientist, Hamilton Graeme Kilgour, semi-retired, Rotorua Harold Maniapoto, managing director, Kihikihi Hori te Awa, manager ? iwi trust, Huntly Sandra Goodwin, dairy farmer, Tirau Ron McGough (co-opted member), semi-retired, Mangakino ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Otago Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Otago Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Otago Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments: Les Cleveland of Dunedin has been re-appointed to the board. He is a managing director and philanthropist with an extensive involvement and long term interest in regional conservation and environmental issues.

Alan Mark of Dunedin is a professor emeritus who recently retired from the Botany Department of the University of Otago. He has also been re-appointed to the board and has been extensively involved in local and regional conservation issues, particularly those relating to the high country.

Lesley McIntosh of North Otago is a farmer and homemaker with a background of service in the local community. She enjoys tramping and has a strong interest in environmental issues.

Robert Mitchell of Dunedin is a media manager. He has a wide experience of outdoor recreation, including tramping, back country skiing, and training, in both New Zealand and Australia.

Continuing members: John Beattie, farmer, Patearoa Robyn Jebson, marketing manager, Queenstown Sheryl Miller, scientist, Dunedin Mary Sutherland, tourism operator, Papatowai Gail Tipa, project manager, Dunedin; Gilbert van Reenen, veterinary scientist/ photographer, Wanaka. ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Bay Of Plenty Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Bay of Plenty Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Bay of Plenty Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments: Te Ariki Derek Morehu of Rotorua has connections to Te Arawa Raukawa, Ngati Makino and Ngati Pikiao. He is a respected kaumatua who is interested in conservation, heritage management, land use and resource issues

Peter Rolleston of Tauranga has connections to Ngati Ranginui and Ngaiterangi. He is a member of the Pirirakau Inc. Mr Rolleston is a researcher with experience and knowledge of local conservation issues.

John Phillip Hohapata-Oke has been re-appointed for a further term. He is of Ngati Awa, is a consultant from Whakatane and brings to the board a range of skills through his involvement with government agencies, iwi and the community.

Continuing members: Melanie Moorcroft, business consultant, Rotorua Bob McGowan, continuing education officer, Tauranga Kevin Merriman, farmer, Tauranga Hilary Gill, retired, Rotorua Herb Madgwick, retired scientist, Rotorua Rea Rangiheuea, student, Rotorua Gaye Payze, planner, Whakatane ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Tongariro/Taupo Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Tongariro/Taupo Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Tongariro/Taupo Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments: Laurie Burdett is a strengthening families co-ordinator and comes from Taupo. She has a broad range of community interests and brings to the board strategic and business planning skills and a keen interest in local conservation issues.

Kathryn Uvhagen, also from Taupo, is a corporate information co-ordinator. She brings to the board a range of skills through her work and involvement with government agencies and the community.

Murray McKee is a management consultant and lives in Wellington. He knows the Tongariro/Taupo area well, particularly as a recreationist and will bring this knowledge, as well as his strategic thinking, business and analytical skills to the board.

John Nankervis is a Wellington based solicitor and has been re-appointed to the board for a further term. He brings to the board a good balance of business and legal knowledge together with tourism and recreation interests.

Continuing members: June Baker, farmer, Owhango Michael Hucks, retired medical practitioner, Taupo Pete Masters, helicopter pilot, Taupo John Newton, retired, Turangi Richard Pirere, chairman Ngati Rangi, Ohakune Tumu Te Heuheu, paramount chief, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Taupo Rakato Te Rangiita, retired, Taupo ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Southland Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Southland Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Southland Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments; Glenys Dickson of Gore holds various positions on community organisations and has a strong interest in natural history and commitment to the conservation ethic.

Peter Goomes is a fifth generation Stewart Islander who has an appreciation of conservation matters and brings to the board a community voice from the island and a tourism perspective.

Diane Ridley is the Te Anau representative on the Southland District Council and is a member of the Te Anau Community Board. She has a keen interest in conservation, in particular the Te Anau/ Fiordland area.

Murray Speden of Gore is Chairman of the Dolamore Trust Board and spent over 20 years on the Hillary Commission’s local consultative committee. He has a strong recreation background.

Continuing members: Jane Davis, Oraka/Aparima Runaka, Riverton Malcolm MacKenzie, farmer, East Lime Hills, Winton Roger McNaughton, farmer, Kapuka, Invercargill John Mills, farmer, Long Valley, Te Anau Jan Riddell, farmer, Hokonui, Winton George Ryan, Te Runaka o Awarua, Bluff ENDS

MEDIA RELEASE 22 July 1999

1999 Auckland Conservation Board Appointments

Conservation Minister Nick Smith today announced appointments to the Auckland Conservation Board with effect from 1 September 1999.

"Conservation boards have a unique role to play within the public conservation sector. They are independent bodies providing for important interaction between the community and the Department of Conservation on local conservation issues."

"I am very pleased to be appointing people who I believe will make a positive contribution to the Auckland Conservation Board's work. These people bring a diversity of new skills which will both complement those already represented on the board, and have relevance to the issues the board will face in the immediate future."

"The contributions of outgoing members are appreciated and will be missed. However, changes in board membership are essential in ensuring others get a chance to have some input into the decision-making process on local conservation issues. The new board has a healthy mix of new blood as well as continuity from experienced members."

1999 Appointments: John Gale is a part-time shop manager from Oratia. He has recently retired as chairperson of the Miranda Naturalist Trust. Mr Gale has a strong association with this organisation the Ornithological Society of NZ and brings these interests as well as a life long interest in the environment and conservation in general to the board.

Alan La Roche (MBE) is a museum director and comes from Howick. He brings a strong interest in historic heritage and recreational matters to the board.

Patricia (Paddy) Stafford-Bush is a community board chairperson from Bayswater. She brings a range of skills to the board through her work in the community, her understanding of resource management and environmental issues and her recreation interests.

Liane Ngamane is a student and iwi resource management advisor from Auckland and has been re-appointed for a second term. She brings an understanding of resource management laws and generic issues in conservation management and a iwi perspective to the board.

Bill Burrill, farmer, of Papatoetoe has been re-appointed for a one year term. He brings to the board a strong interest in pest management, rural and Hauraki Gulf issues and local government experience.

Continuing Members: David Hill, resource management consultant, Titirangi Anne Fenn, self-employed in environmental and resource management, Mt Albert Mel Galbraith, secondary school teacher, Birkenhead Laly Haddon, Chair of Ngati Wai Trust Board, farmer and tourist operator, Pakiri Grant Hawke, Ngati Whatua spokesperson on environmental and resource management matters, Orakei Christine Rose, councillor, Rodney District Council, Kumeu Penny Webster, farmer and teacher, Hoteo. ENDS

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