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The Wi Pere Trustees are responsible to 506 (2017) beneficaries in accordance with the Maori Purposes Act 1991 and Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993.


Alan Parekura Torohina Haronga - Chair

Alan is a chartered accountant and former partner of a major international accounting firm with 20+ years in Canada and New Zealand. Alan's experience developed in the area of buying, selling and repositioning small, medium and large businesses.

Alan maintains a range of directorships in various organisations involved in resource development, change management, business transformation and repositioning, market development and intellectual property development to keep abreast of current business issues both local and international.


Kingi Smiler

Kingi is a Chartered Accountant CA, BCA and has a wealth of international business experience including eight years in Toronto working in the business planning and corporate restructuring fields with Ernst & Young. He was a Partner with Ernst & Young from 1990–1997.

His current directorships include: Chairman and Executive Director of  Wairarapa Moana Incorporation, Chairman of Ahuwhenua Trophy Committee, Director of Mangatu Incorporation, Director of Integrated Foods Limited, Chairman of the Tarawhiti Land Development Trust (major regional initiative), Chairman of Miraka Limited.


Trudy Meredith

Trudy Meredith (nee Keelan) FIPS, PCT

Originally involved in education after becoming a certificated Commercial Teacher through Christchurch Teachers College in 1967.
Founding tutor of the now Tairawhiti Polytech from 1971 to 1975.

Married to Joseph Meredith

Owner operator of Private Kindergarten, Multiple dairies, Ulverstone Castle and a Supermarket. Previous owner operator of Gisborne Hotel Function Centre for last 21 years.
Special Award from Palm Dessert City known as Trudy Meredith Day in year 2000.

Business and Property developer Passionate landscaper and gardener. Avid historical researcher for past 16 years Family background in pastoral and agricultural farming.
Elected as trustee in 2007.

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Hector Pere

I am a qualified motor mechanic and hold a New Zealand Advance Trade Certificate In Automotive Engineering. I began my career as an apprentice with the New Zealand Post Office Workshop in Gisborne was then promoted, and subsequently moved to and settled in Auckland.
I served 20 years with this organisation, rising from the floor through to management. I am presently employed with Vehicle Testing New Zealand as a Vehicle Inspector and am also the EPMU union representative for Takanini VTNZ.


Jason Lardelli

Jason has served in various senior executive roles in the New Zealand and Australian financial and insurance sectors over the last 15 years. He has worked within government and private organizations with a focus on business performance planning and early innovation to deliver against ambitious strategic and operational objectives.

He has a progressive outlook to try, test and learn with the aim of building confidence and clarity of direction.

Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics (Waikato) and a Master’s degree in Health Management (Massey).

Currently Jason leads Strategic Delivery for a Victorian based Insurer while also operating a private consultancy

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