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Investors in Huakiwi

Huakiwi’s cornerstone investors are Te Tumu Paeroa and Quayside Holdings Limited.

Te Tumu Paeroa is an independent, professional trustee organisation providing services to Māori land owners and looks after 100,000 hectares of Māori land on behalf of nearly 100,000 owners, and over $100 million in Client Funds. Te Tumu Paeroa’s vision is to support landowners to use their whenua to its fullest potential – creating a legacy for this generation, and the generations that follow.

Quayside Holdings Limited is the investment arm of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council. It is, via a subsidiary, the majority holder of the Port of Tauranga Limited. Quayside Holdings has a wide range of investments across the Bay of Plenty and beyond.

Huakiwi is always open to discussions with potential investors, providing they share the same principles and values, and are fundamentally driven by a desire to help Māori Freehold landowners establish thriving businesses on their whenua.

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

What is most important in the world? It is people, people, people

The Board of Directors

Scott Hamilton (CEO of Quayside Holdings, and Chairman of Huakiwi)

Scott has been the Chief Executive of Quayside Holdings since 2011. Scott has significant Funds Management experience, and has held senior management roles in both New Zealand with ASB Group Investments and the United Kingdom with Barclays Global Investors.  In addition, Scott also has banking and commercial sector financial,  acquisition and restructuring experience. Scott is also a Chartered Accountant, and is a mentor with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Dr Charlotte Severne (Māori Trustee and CEO of Te Tumu Paeroa)

Dr Charlotte Severne (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāi Tūhoe) is the Māori Trustee. Charlotte holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Auckland. In 2016 she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. This recognises her role as an advocate and mentor for Māori students in science. It also recognises her work assisting Māori entities to understand and better utilise science and research to sustainably manage and develop their assets. Charlotte also has a wealth of experience in working with Māori business as a science advisor and in governance roles in energy, fisheries, farming and horticulture entities. This includes her role as deputy chair of Opepe Farm Trust.

Bryan Grafas (Independent Kiwifruit Expert)

Bryan has over 25 years’ experience in the kiwifruit industry and has a wealth of technical and strategic capability. His previous roles include General Manager, Orchard Division at Seeka Ltd.

Chris Rich (Te Tumu Paeroa Investments Manager)

Chris is responsible for managing the Māori Trustee’s investments, based out of Wellington. He has a B.Ag Com (Economics) from Lincoln and also undertook post-graduate studies in Horticulture and Marketing before embarking on a career in Financial Markets. He previously worked in National Bank’s Treasury and Wholesale Banking before concentrating on Risk Management, Commodity/Currency Hedging, and Investment Management in London and New Zealand.

Kia kōrero / let’s talk!

For information related to becoming an investor in Huakiwi, or if you are a trustee on a Māori freehold land block considering development please contact:

Paul O’Sullivan

Progrogramme Manager

0274 537222


For any questions related to our current orchards please contact:

Sera Price

Project Manager

0274 361867


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