The Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Trust welcomes Audrey Hinerangi Cossette Grace-Renata as the newest Trustee. Read on to learn more about her.
“Ko Tarakeha te Maunga, Opepe te Awa, Opape te Marae, Ngai Tamahaua te Hapu, Ko Muriwai te Tipuna, Ko Audrey Grace-Renata ahau.
I am very passionate about settling the Whakatōhea Raupatu and Comprehensive Claims with the Crown.
Whakatōhea’s future lies with our children and our Mokopuna. If I can help in any way to pave the way for them and all of Whakatōhea Iwi I will do my very best for them. They are our future generation.
Since 2005, I have been the Secretary for the Opape Marae and Urupa Trustees. I am also a Life Member of the New Zealand Māori Wardens Association, a Caregiver and a Cook at Thornton Park Rest Home.
The Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Trust welcomes Linda Graves as the newest Trustee. Linda has replaced former Trustee Te Wheki (Frank) Porter. Read on to learn more about her.
“Kō Mākeo te maunga, Kō Waiaua te awa, Kō Omarumutu te marae, Kō Ngati Ruatakena te hapū, Ko Te Papuni te ingoa o tōku whanau, Ko Linda ahau.
“I’ve always had an affinity with numbers. I graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Management Studies in Accounting and Finance in 2004 and I am a qualified Associate Chartered Accountant.
“I spent 6 years as a senior analyst with Deliotte, before joining Moana New Zealand in 2012 as a Financial Accountant. I moved into our Operations Division in 2016 taking up my current role as Fin Fish Management Accountant for Moana New Zealand.
“My approach is pragmatic and methodical, and I thrive on being presented with a challenge and finding a solution.
Every day I have the privilege of serving all 58 Iwi through my mahi with Moana New Zealand, the only pan-Iwi organisation and one of New Zealand’s largest fishing companies.
“This is a new dawn for our Iwi, hapu and marae. As a mother of three tamariki, it is my honour to come home and serve my own Iwi and to help ensure Whakatōhea is well-placed for our future generations.”