Tomo Mai - About us

Te tari o Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust


TE WHARE ORANGA O PARAKAI - 5 Rere Place, Parakai, Auckland


This office is home to the Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust Office and is where the Manahautu (Chief Executive Officer) sits. The CEO responsibilities include;

  • making major operational decisions and managing the overall operations and resources of Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust as mandated by the Board of Trustees.
  • acting as the main point of communication between the board of trustees and operations.

The Manahautu leads the Business Services, Whiti Ora o Kaipara Charitable Trust, He Kainga Kaipara Trust, Te Tari Taiao and the Marae and Whanau Development teams. These are the primary arms that interact with our whānau and communities.


WOODHILL - Restall Road, Waimauku, Auckland

The extensive area now known as Woodhill Forest is an important part of the cultural landscape of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara. Many ancestral names (like Te Kēti, Kuwakatai, Waionui, Korekore and Ōkiritoto) were used for different areas and features, but the land became generally known as Woodhill when it passed into Crown ownership to be developed as forest.

With the purchase of the whenua within Woodhill Forest as part of our settlement, it is now in privately owned by Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Ngahere Ltd. Hancock Forest Management NZ has responsibility for  much of the older tree crop within Woodhill, while Ngā Maunga Whakahii itself is now (through a Joint Venture partnership with Matariki Rayonier) starting to plant areas Hancock has harvested.

Our team at Te Ngahere o Woodhill is responsible for management of all activities relating to Woodhill Forest and the commercial entity Te Raumanga Ltd. Our Ngahere team is led by a tūmuaki and includes administration, forest operations and kaitiaki kaimahi. 

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