Aukaha (1997) Limited is a not-for-profit company owned by kā rūnaka.
Governance activities are performed by appointed representatives from
each of our owners:
Edward Ellison (Ōtākou, Ngāi Tahu) is an Ōtākou farmer and kaumātua who played a key role as a Treaty negotiator in Ngāi Tahu’s Treaty claim against the Crown. He is kaitiaki of ancestral land passed down from the prominent southern Māori chiefs Matenga Taiaroa and Karetai.
Edward has a broad understanding of Ngāi Tahu’s connection to the land, environment and resources of Te Waipounamu and has given Ngāi Tahu a voice on conservation issues since the early 1990s.
Edward has an extensive history in governance. Edward was appointed to the Otago Conservation Board and then served on the New Zealand Conservation Authority until 2004. He served on the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust from 2006 to 2011 and has worked closely with southern regional authorities as a Regional Management Act advisor and more recently as a Commissioner. Previously, Edward also served on the South East Marine Protection Forum and the Otago University Council. Currently he is Upoko for Ōtākou Rūnaka, Chair for the New Zealand Conservation Authority, Presiding Member for New Zealand Lotteries Oranga Marae Committee and Policy Committee Member for the Otago Regional Council.
Edward was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to Māori and conservation in 2015.
Juliette is of Ngāi Tahu descent and holds whakapapa to Waihao Marae. She is married to Jason and has two young sons, Thomas and George. Juliette is a registered nurse and has worked in community and psychiatric nursing roles since 2004. Over the last 10 years, Juliette has held management roles in the public, iwi and NGO sectors and has extended her education, obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma and a Bachelor in Business Management majoring in strategy.
Juliette has a broad understanding of governance and has held various roles in community and iwi organisations over the last fifteen years.
She has been the alternate representative for Waihao Rūnanga for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu since 2017 and enjoys supporting organisations to perform to the best of their capabilities.
Trevor is closely connected to his tūrangawaewae Moeraki. He was a long serving Rūnanga Chairperson both before and after the settlement period. He is currently the Chair of Moeraki Ltd the Te Rūnanga o Moeraki owned investment company.
Trevor’s career has included the establishment and operation of an Oamaru-based kaupapa Māori social enterprise. This organisation operated through the 80s and 90s supporting the Oamaru community through the operation of a Māori Private Training Establishment, a fishing company, a forestry company a food cooperative and community gardens. Trevor was the Regional Manager for the Southern Region of the Tertiary Education Commission. Prior to his current role as General Manager Oranga at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu he was the long-serving Executive Officer for the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services.
Trevor has been a Ministerial appointment of number of national panels. Most recently the Welfare Expert Advisory Group. In 2020 he was awarded the QSM for services to Māori and the Community.
Philip Broughton is of Ngāi Tahu and Kahungunu descent. He is married with three children and has seven grandchildren and is now semi-retired. Philip is a chartered accountant and was one of the consulting partners at Polson Higgs, where he developed strategic and business plans and conducted a Māori business mentoring programme. He provided business and accounting consultancy services to Māori for the Otago/Southland region.
Philip has extensive experience in board governance, particularly in the not-for-profit sector, and was actively involved in a number of professional, community and iwi organisations. He is a former board member of the Advertising Standards Complaints Board, Education NZ, the Todd Foundation, Ngāi Tahu Tourism and Kiwi Haka Ltd.
Currently, he is Treasurer for Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, a board member of New Zealand on Air and Chair of Animation Research – Ian Taylor’s world-renowned computer animation sports programmes.
Terry has been actively involved in community work since 1989 and serves as an executive member of the rūnanga. Terry works for the Hokonui Rūnanga Health & Social Services Trust, is the treasurer of Hokonui Rūnanga Incorporated and has been the Hokonui Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative since 1999. He also serves on the Audit and Risk Kōmiti and the Corporate Governance Kōmiti.
Terry’s focus is to ensure that the Hokonui Rūnanga can serve its members and the wider whānau and community by protecting and enhancing Hokonui’s spiritual, cultural, organisational, educational and economic aspirations. Terry is married with two teenage children.
Nau mai haere mai
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Mohaka te awa
Ko Taihoa te marae
He tamahine ahau o nga iwi o Rongomaiwahine, Ngati Pahauwera, Ngati Kahungunu me Whakatohea
Ko Loretta Lovell toku ingoa.
E whakahonore ana ahau ki te hono ki tēnei poari me te tautoko i a Kai Tahu runaka i a rātau hiahiatanga mō to rātau whanau
No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa
Loretta is a Lawyer, Independent Environmental Commissioner and Professional Director. For over 20 years she has specialised in commercial, energy and resource management law. She has advised and also sat on the boards of several Iwi Māori and community organisation’s, helping them meet their social and economic aspirations. In addition to her role as independent director on Aukaha she holds governance positions on Crown entities and is a member of a number of advisory panels to public sector agencies.