Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Te Whiti, Ngāti Toa
Matthew has been a Trustee with the Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust from 1988-2012, and a Trustee with both the Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust and the Wellington Tenths Trust since 2013.
His focus in both Trusts is towards growing our portfolio’s, developing the assets for our owners, making good decisions (with risk averse progress), and looking to the future to improve support for our people. With an extensive background in the building industry, Matthew is an experienced Trustee supporting property development initiatives.
He is blessed with a daughter Trudy and son Darren, with Adrienne (D. 1989), and blessed again with two more tamariki with his marriage to Joanne. Joshua and Louie are now both at Auckland University. They have three wonderful mokopuna.