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 Peters
Emma Cronin (Contractor)
Emma Cronin (Contractor)Operations Manager
Barry Pethybridge
Barry Pethybridge
Richard James
Richard JamesForest & Bird Tauranga
Barbara McGillivray
Barbara McGillivray
Kate Graeme
Kate Graeme
Karen Smillie
Karen SmillieDeputy Chair
Huia Peters
Huia PetersTreasurer & Secretary