Tom has been a staunch supporter of all things Ngāti Kuri. Below are some of the roles he has served in our community:
- Chair and Trustee on Muriwhenua Incorporation (a number of times)
- Trustee on Parengarenga Incorporation
- Trustee on the Ngāti Kuri Trust Board
- Mandated Treaty Negotiator for Ngāti Kuri
- A member of He Korowai Trust
He has carried out these roles as well as building and running his own family business, being a husband, father, grandfather, a layreader in the Anglican Māori Pastorate, and he continues to support and sponsor many school and community projects.
Tom is a quiet achiever who loves the role of being a supporter, and unselfishly gives of his time. He is respectful of people and relationships, is principled and operates from a high level of integrity.
On behalf of the Board I wish to thank Tom for his many years of service to Ngāti Kuri, and acknowledge the support from his whānau. A big thank you for letting us have Tom over those many years. Though we will miss his input and support, he affirms those attributes that identify us as Ngāti Kuri.