Governance Structure


Board of Trustees

An updated copy of the Constitution can be requested from the iwi office. Phone: 0800 524 864



  • Ko Iwitea te marae

  • Ko Takitimu te waka

  • Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi

  • Ko Nigel How tōku ingoa


Portfolio (April 2019)

Tēnā koutou katoa,


Wairoa is where I was born, raised and educated. My youth was spent learning from an eclectic mix of Kaumātua. This interaction has led me to serving our community through sharing skills and knowledge for the benefit of others on many levels. 


My home is Iwitea Village. I am a part-time curator at Wairoa Museum. My life is filled with family, work, gardening and weaving. I also serve on numberous committees, many of which involve considerabe voluntary hours. 

I firmly uphold the values of hard work, communication, practical support and advocating for our people and marae. My elders taught me to do this through common sense, negotiation, determination and fairness. 

Currently I am a Board Member and the Chairman of Wairoa Taiwhenua. It is my aim to continue to contribute meaningfully to our community through this platform. 


Other Interests & Involvements


  • Curator, Wairoa Museum Te Kopututanga o Te Wairoa

  • NKII Appointed Committee Member, Te Ropu Kaiawhina Taonga MTG

  • Trustee, Whakaki 2N Incorporated

  • Secretary & Trustee, Iwitea Marae

  • Secretary & Trustee, Iwitea Whakamahana Marae Trust

  • Applicant, The 23 hapu of Iwitea Marae Takutai Moana Application

  • Governance Member, Freshwater Improvement Fund Whakaki

  • Honorary Member, Poutaka Branch MWWL

  • Governance Member, Wairoa Community Partnerships Group

  • Chairman & Board Member, Ngāti Kahungunu Wairoa Taiwhenua Incorporated

  • Board Member, Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated

  • Member, Karanga Aotearoa Repatriation Network


Click here to find out more about Wairoa Taiwhenua

Nigel How