The Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust employs four Kaimahi – Staff, left to right:

  • Shayne Walker (Kaiwhakahaere Matua – General Manager),
  • Hayley Lawrence (Kaiwhakahaere Taiao – Environmental Manager),
  • Charmaine Butler (Kaiwhakahaere Tari – Office Manager) and
  • Jarrod Wilkinson-Smith (Kaiwhakawhanake-a-Hapū – Hapū Development Manager).

Shayne Walker

Ko Ngāi Te Ipu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Hinepua ōku hapū, ko Whakakī tōku marae;

Ko Ngāti Hinepare, Ngāti Mahu, Ngāti Tawhao ōku hapū, Ko Wharerangi, ko Moteo ōku marae.

Kaiwhakahaere Matua – General Manager

In March 2015 we welcomed Shayne as our new manager and he has been very busy since.  Shayne has a background in the meatworks, justice and health sectors and an Executive Masters in Business Administration. 

“I feel privileged to be in a position where I can work alongside of you all as we co-design a prosperous future for the Hapū of Maungaharuru-Tangitū.”

Karere hiko – email:

Jarrod Wilkinson-Smith

Ko Rākaipāka tōku hapū, ko Manutai tōku marae.

Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, me Tuwharetoa, me Whakatohea hoki ōku iwi.

Kaiwhakawhanake-a-Hapū – Hapū Development Manager

Jarrod was born in Wellington but raised and educated in his parents’ hometown of Hawkes Bay.  He is very happy to return home with his young whānau after 5 years in China.  Jarrod’s role is to build our Hapū capability to improve the social outcomes and quality of life for our whānau.  Jarrod has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Māori and Psychology, as well as a National Certificate in Exercise Science.

“Through co-operation and focus, together we can achieve the goals of Maungaharuru-Tangitū”

Karere hiko – email:

Charmaine Butler (nee Taurima)

Ko Ngāti Tū, Ngāti Kurumōkihi ōku hapū, ko Tangoio tōku marae.

Ko Rongomaiwahine tōku iwi, Ko Tuahuru tōku marae.

Kaiwhakahaere Tari – Office Manager

Charmaine was born and bred in Tangoio.  She has worked tirelessly for MTT as Administrator for four years.  Her role has changed in this post-settlement phase, and she is now Office Manager.  Charmaine has experience in administration and finance, is a current Trustee for MTT and has recently resigned as Marae Chairperson.

“My vision is to have a healthy and wealthy hapū.  To have extensive support available for our kaumātua, and good direction for our tamariki.”

Karere hiko – email:

Hayley Lawrence

Ko te iwi Pākehā tōku iwi. Ko Ngāti Tū, Ngāti Kurumōkihi, Ngāi Te Ruruku ngā hapū o tōku whānau, ko Tangoio te marae.

Kaiwhakahaere Taiao – Environmental Manager

Hayley’s partner (Rangitane Taurima) and their tamariki are from our Hapū of Maungaharuru-Tangitū.  Hayley has worked for MTT as Project Manager and Communications Manager.  Hayley’s current role is managing the Marae Options project.  On completion of the project she will return to her role as Kaiwhakahaere Taiao.  Hayley works part-time as she cares for her two young tamariki.  She has a PhD in Conservation Genetics and a Diploma in Arts (Māori Studies).

“It is a privilege to work for our Hapū, for our treasured Marae and Taiao.”

Karere hiko – email: