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Liz Mellish, MNZM


Tribal affiliations: Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui

Liz Mellish is the current Chairman of Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust and Chairman of Te Raukura, Te Wharewaka. Liz is the Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Māori Authorities and a member of Pouhere Taonga the Māori Heritage Board. Liz has Directorships on Metlifecare Palmerston North, Wellington Uni Professional, Hīkoikoi Management Limited and Haukawakawa Limited.

Liz is Trustee of Featherston Booktown and Chairman of the Featherston Anzac Club. Liz lives in Featherston with husband Graham and is the mother of three daughters and nine mokopuna, three of whom are currently students at Wellington University. Liz is an avid reader and gardener and enjoys being at the coast.

Director and Trustee Roles:
  • Booktown Featherston, Trustee
  • Federation of Māori Authorities, Deputy Chairman
  • Haukawakawa General Partner Limited, Director
  • Hīkoikoi Management Limited, Director
  • Lion Foundation, Committee Member
  • Māori Heritage Council Te Kaunihera Māori o te Pouhere Taonga, Board Member
  • Matiu/Somes Island Charitable Trust, Chairman
  • Metlifecare Palmerston North Limited, Director
  • Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust Audit and Risk Committee, Ex-Officio
  • Palmerston North Māori Reserve Corporate Trustee Limited, Director
  • Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust, Chairman
  • Te Aro Pa Limited, Director
  • Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Charitable Trust, Chairman
  • Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Enterprises Limited, Director
  • Victoria School of Business Advisory Board Member
  • Wellington Uni-Professional, Director