Te Hoiere Kaitiaki Charitable Trust was formed in 2022 to provide leadership and guidance for the restoration and enhancement of the Te Hoiere Project area and receiving waters. The receiving waters cover Te Hoiere/Pelorus Sound to Te Kakaho/Chetwode Islands.
Our trustees represent tangata whenua, the community, and Marlborough District Council, with special advisers from our key funding partners Department of Conservation and Ministry for the Environment. As trustees, it is our job to reinforce the Te Hoiere Project into the future, using rangatiratanga (leadership), robust governance and funding.
It is our vision that progress to enhance and preserve Te Hoiere will be swift. Regular monitoring and evaluation reports are provided to the trust to ensure social, economic, cultural and environmental gains are both measured and preserved.
A guiding principle of the Te Hoiere Project is kotahitanga (unity), which is the driving strength of the project. People plan and work collaboratively with respect and kindness to restore Te Hoiere/Pelorus land and waters.
The trust ensures that all values of Iwi and all parties are respected, supported and promoted through collaborative partnership.
- Barbara Faulls, Marlborough District Council and Trust Co-Chair
- Waihaere Mason, Ngāti Kuia and Trust Co-Chair
- Barbara Richmond (community)
- Vacant (Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau)
- Vacant (community)
- Dave Hayes, Department of Conservation
- Moana Everson, Ministry for the Environment