Ngarimu Blair

Ngati Whatua o Orakei, Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara

Ngarimu is Ngāti Whatua o Orakei’s Heritage and Resource Manager and a Trustee of Ngāti Whātua o Orakei Māori Trust Board. The Trust Board’s commercial urban land assets total in excess of $400m in Auckland City with property developments ranging from rest-homes, a retirement village, offices to student accommodation.

Ngarimu also belongs to and was raised by, Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara, soon to acquire and manage a 14,500 hectare pine forest on the city fringe as part of its treaty settlement.

Ngarimu is involved in planning across all areas of tribal life from treaty negotiations, heritage and bio-diversity restoration, cultural events through to village housing development.