Our People

Patron & Life Members

Kevin Prime

Trust Patron

Kevin Prime is an exemplar of wellbeing for whānau. He is a current Commissioner for the Environment Court and maintains both beef and native forestry on his whānau farm in Motatau.

Pane Cooper

Life Member

Pane (Ngāti Te Tarawa, Ngāti Hine) was one of the first employees of the Trust, recruited in 1992 to carry out a survey of the health status of Ngāti Hine households and to conduct a rheumatic fever project. Her continued involvement with Ngāti Hine Health Trust includes time as a Trustee and as one of our kuia. She continues to play a part in supporting the Board and the organisation.

Board of Trustees

Rowena Tana

Board ChaiR [NGāti Hine]

Robert Gabel

Deputy Chair [Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Te Paatu]

Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Te Paatu

Moe Milne ONZM

Board Member [ngāti hine]

Sally Webb

Board Member

Pauline Hopa

Board Member [Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi]

Troy Brockbank

Board Member  Te Rarawa, Ngāti Hine, Ngāpuhi]

Te Amohaere Morehu

Board Member [Tai Tokerau, Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Porou]

Jason Alexander

Board Member [ngāpuhi]

Amadonna Jakeman

Board Member [ngāti hine]

Te Taumata Whakahaere

Jade Morunga

Interim CEO - Director of the Office of the CEO

Aorangi Stokes

Director of Partnerships and Collaborations

Moriki Hogan

Director of Tikanga

Moriki is the winner of the 2018 Northland Hauora Māori Whakaute Tuku Mana Award for upholding the use of te reo and tikanga Māori in his work. Moriki is hugely respected by those he works with for his wide knowledge of whakapapa and all things Māori and his use of it to awhi tangata to wellness.

Matiu Bell

Director of Finance

Chris Miller

Interim CEO - Director of Operational Services

Cherelle Kidwell-Busby

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Kuia & Kaumātua Council

Isabelle Cherrington

Kuia, hineamaru - kawakawa

Aunty Belle has been an invaluable contributor to NHHT since starting in 2003. A former kaiako, she has worked in kura promoting oral health, wellbeing and was an advocate for the rheumatic fever prevention programme. She leads by example and is exceptional in the delivery of tīkanga and manaakitanga to kaimahi and whānau in the Kawakawa office.

Kathy Diamond

Kuia, torongare - whangārei

Aunty Kath has been working with whānau for over 50 years. A trained Social Worker who began employment with NHHT in 2002, Aunty Kath is based in the Whangārei office where she provides pastoral care to kaimahi and whānau and ensures high standards are maintained, particularly around Ngāti Hine tīkanga and practise.

Len Bristowe


Len has been employed with Ngāti Hine FM for 3 years as the kaumātua host. Never afraid to ask the hard questions, Len has quite a following of listeners who enjoy his old-school Ngāti Hine reo and his hard-case humour.

Pita Tipene


Well known as a leader and spokesperson for Ngāti Hine, Pita represents and promotes the interests of the Iwi in a wide range of arenas – political, economic, educational and more. For the last 10 years he has been one of those leading the Ngāti Hine Waitangi Treaty Claims process.

About Ngāti Hine Health Trust

Te Mātiro Angamua

Ko Ngāti Hine e ngunguru nei

Our vision statement gives Ngāti Hine Health Trust the ability to advocate for whānau and community, while being accountable to those we serve.

Te Pūtake

Me ū ki te Tū o Ngāti Hine, ko te oranga te take

We will holdfast to the values and tikanga that underpin Ngāti Hine as we endeavour to uplift the wellbeing of our whānau, hapū and hāpori.