Pukehinahina Charitable Trust


Our Vision:

To educate Tauranga and the nation about the Battle of Gate Pa, and to engage all through the events leading up to the 150th Commemoration on 29 April 2014.

He whakaoho i Te Moana o Tauranga me te motu whānui ki ngā kōrero tuku iho e pā ana ki te pakanga o Pukehinahina, me te paihere mai i te whānuitanga o te tangata mā ngā kaupapa huhua tae noa atu ki te Whakamaharatanga 150 a te 29 o Aperīra.


Our Objectives:

* To establish the Battle of Gate Pa as an occasion to be commemorated every year and remind ourselves of how far we have come as a community, and how far we have to go

* Raise community awareness and understanding of the historical heritage associated with Gate Pa

* Draw the community together through their shared legacy

* Creating Community Heritage Sites available to the local community and visitors


Pukehinahina Charitable Trust Board:

Buddy Mikaere (Cultural Advisor/Historian) Project Director - buddy@manataiao.com

Simon Collett (Holland Beckett Lawyers) Chairman - simon.collett@hobec.co.nz

Board Directors:

Lt Colonel Cliff Simons (NZDF, St George’s Church) - cpsimons@slingshot.co.nz

Fraser Lellmann (BDO) - fraser.lellman@bdo.co.nz

Jens Meuller (University of Waikato) - m@usainfo.net

Peri Kohu (Ngati Ranginui – Ngai Tamarawaho) - pkohu@kinect.co.nz

Puhirake Ihaka (Ngaiterangi – Ngati Tapu) - ari.services@xtra.co.nz

Ross Stanway (Realty Group) - ross@stanways.nz

Sarah Webb nee Tulloch (ThinkTank Productions) - sarahtulloch@hotmail.com


We would like to pay tribute to our former Board Director, Awanuiarangi Black (Ngati Pukenga) who passed away in November 2016. It was a privilege to know him and we continue our work in his honour.


*The Pukehinahina Charitable Trust whai (stingray) logo is designed by local artist Nathan Pettigrew https://www.facebook.com/NathanPettigrewCarvings