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
Lyndon Settle (Chief Executive Officer, Quayside Holdings, and Chairman, Huakiwi)
Lyndon joined Quayside Holdings in October 2023 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Quayside he held the role of General Manager - Finance and Investments at Tainui Group Holdings with a strong focus on stakeholder engagement and strategy. A wealth of experience in finance, investment and strategic thinking through his time at Tainui but also with BNZ and Rabobank. Lyndon has a passion to make a long lasting difference to the communities around him through open, transparent leadership and communicaton.
Samuel Jury (Te Tumu Paeroa Investments Analyst)
Sam works in Te Tumu Paeroa’s Investment team, helping manage the Māori Trustee’s investments. From a rural background in the Wairarapa, Sam gained a Bachelor’s degree from Massey, specialising in Finance. Sam has since worked in the primary industries, spending time in Canada, Australia and NZ. Before joining Te Tumu Paeroa, his previous work included farm management, agribusiness advisory and investment analysis roles.
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.
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:
021 221 5583