Ko Taranaki te maunga
Ko Whanganui-ā-Tara te awa
Ko Tokomaru te waka
Ko Te Ātiawa te iwi
Ko Ngāti Te Whiti, Ngāti Puketapu, Ngāti Otaraua ōku hāpu
Nō Paraparaumu ahau
Ko Takiri Cotterill tōku ingoa.
As a Trustee for the Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust I bring a passion to see whānau, hāpu and iwi development in all aspects of our lives. I also bring my experience as a Company Director for Alpha Corporation Limited and Coastland Shoppingtown Limited. I really enjoy being involved as a Ngahuru Charitable Trust Trustee, supporting social and cultural development initiatives that come under the Wellington Tenths Trust and Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust umbrella. I have been coordinator of Te Rōpu Raranga o Manaia for the past 11 years which is supported by the Ngahuru Charitable Trust. I have 30 years social work experience working in the area of whānau Māori well-being including community development and working with Rangatahi and Tamariki care and protection.