Our Trustees

The Project is a registered charitable trust (Aongatete Forest Restoration Trust), operating in partnership with Forest & Bird (Tauranga branch). We have several key stakeholders, including the Department of Conservation, and activities are overseen by a board of trustees.  In late 2017, thanks to the generous support of TECT and the BOP Regional Council, we secured funding to enable the employment of a part-time Operations Manager.

Project Principles:

  • We act ethically
  • We work for the betterment of our local community and the wider conservation movement
  • We value and support our volunteers
  • We communicate openly and honestly
  • Our reputation is important to us
James Denyer
James DenyerChair
David Peters
David PetersDeputy Chair and Secretary
Emma Cronin (Contractor)
Emma Cronin (Contractor)Operations Manager
Barry Pethybridge
Barry Pethybridge
Nigel Williams
Nigel Williams
Richard James
Richard JamesForest & Bird Tauranga
Barbara McGillivray
Barbara McGillivray
Huia Peters (Volunteer)
Huia Peters (Volunteer)Treasurer
Karen Smillie
Karen Smillie
Kate Graeme
Kate Graeme