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Board of Trustees

Tina Porou

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, MNZM

Tina is the founder of Poipoia, a kaupapa Māori company committed to providing environmental services to iwi, hapu and the public and private sector. She has worked as an environmental planner and a tangata whenua advocate in the natural resource management space for more than 20 years and her networks with hapu and iwi are extensive.

Tina was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her service to Māori and the Environment in 2016 and won a Sir Peter Blake Emerging Leader Award in 2015. She holds governance positions on the Lake Taupo Forest Trust, Ngāti Porou Forests, Pahi i Taua Incorporation and Tawapata South Incorporation.