Ownership

Core values

Four key values guide our team:

Mahi tahi
Team work

We work as one to deliver great business outcomes.

Manaakitanga
Care in our work

We take care in our work, for each other, our whaanau, iwi and community.

Kaitiakitanga
Guardianship

We diligently protect, grow and sustain tribal wealth.

Pono me te tika
Honesty & Integrity

We build trust by being honest, open and respectful in everything we do.

TGH History - a growing success

Waikato-Tainui was the first major iwi to settle with the Crown in 1995 as part of the redress for breaches of the Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi).

A pioneer in iwi economic development, the tribe has grown the wealth and increased opportunities for members ever since. Strong relationships between tribes has fostered TGH to participate in co-investment agreements with Ngai Tahu Holdings and Te Arawa Group Holdings.

Governance

Current Directors

Sir Henry van der Heyden

One of New Zealand’s most experienced directors, Sir Henry has chaired TGH since 2012. Formerly Chair of dairy co-op Fonterra, he currently chairs Auckland International Airport Ltd as well as sitting on a number of other Boards.

Tukoroirangi Morgan

Tukoroirangi is the Kaahui Ariki (King’s) representative on Te Arataura, joining the TGH Board in 2015. He is currently co-chair of the Waikato River Authority, a former Member of Parliament, and has held a number of Waikato-Tainui governance roles.

Hemi Rau

Appointed to the TGH Board in 2012, Hemi sits on Te Arataura and is a former CEO of the Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust. He hails from Kotahitanga Marae. In 1999 he was a founding member of Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Inc.

Tania Simpson

Tania (Ngaati Raukawa, Ngaati Maniapoto) joined the TGH board in 2015. She was a director on the Boards of AgResearch and Landcare Research, and for Mighty River Power for 13 years. In 2014, she was the first Maaori director on the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Board, and she’s been a member of the Waitangi Tribunal since 2008.

Mike Allen

An independent director for TGH since 2009, Mike brings his wide experience in investment banking and general management. He was formerly head of Westpac Institutional Bank, led Mergers and Acquisitions at Southpac, and holds a number of directorships in both New Zealand and the UK.

Matthew Cockram

Matthew is an independent director, appointed in 2011. He is CEO and Principal of property development and investment company Cooper and Co. During a 20-year law career, Matthew chaired the law firm Bell Gully.

Timeline

Back
  1. 1995
  2. 1996
  3. 1997
  4. 1999
  5. 2000
  6. 2001
  7. 2002
  8. 2003
  9. 2004
  10. 2006
  11. 2007
  12. 2008
  13. 2009
  14. 2010
  15. 2011
  16. 2012
  17. 2013
  18. 2014
  19. 2015
  20. 2016
Forward
  1. The Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims Settlement Act passed by Parliament.
  2. Establishment of Tainui Corporation Ltd (TCL), as landlord for raupatu (land confiscated) returned to the iwi in the settlement; and Tainui Development Ltd (TDL) to oversee investments and development.
  3. Property transfers from the Crown begin as settlement under the terms of the Act.
  4. Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) is established to oversee TCL and TDL. Novotel Tainui opens in Hamilton, a 4-star 177 room hotel co-owned by TGH, Hamilton City Council and Accor.
  5. Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust established to rationalise Tainui-Waikato’s rapidly increasing asset portfolio to reflect market values.
  6. Strategic review identifies a division of commercial and tribal activities. First parcel of land sold to Callum Brae Tainui Joint Venture, creating the Huntingdon subdivision of 655 sections, sold over 14 years.
  7. Restructure of TGH as the key commercial arm of the iwi, with a new management team and assets of $166 million.
  8. John Spencer appointed Chair of TGH Board, and Steve Murray as CEO.
  9. Ownership of Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust’s commercial assets transferred to TGH.
  10. Total assets exceed $300 million. Mike Pohio appointed CEO.
  11. Construction begins on Ibis Tainui Hotel in the CBD and on Mitre 10 Mega at The Base. Assets of $11.4 million paid to Waikato-Tainui Fisheries as the first phase of Maaori Fisheries settlement.
  12. The Warehouse Group’s 50% share of The Base purchased by TGH. Combined assets total $496 million. Graduate recruitment programme launched. TGH, Accor and Auckland International Airport joint venture develops Novotel Auckland Airport Tainui hotel.
  13. Te Awa at The Base begins construction. Hamilton City Council’s Variation 21 planning change that favoured the CBD is successfully challenged by TGH.
  14. Te Awa at The Base completed.
  15. Novotel Auckland Airport Tainui hotel official opening.
  16. Sir Henry van der Heyden appointed Chair of TGH Board.
  17. Independent board of inquiry for Ruakura development begins.
  18. Inquiry for Ruakura development completed September. Value of iwi assets exceeds $1 billion. TGH acquires shares in Waikato Milking Systems, Go Bus and Genesis Energy. Rotokauri joint venture begins 700-900 section residential development.
  19. Chris Joblin succeeds Mike Pohio as CEO.
  20. Ruakura logistics and lifestyle hub secures key resource consents. TGH sells a 50% stake in The Base to Kiwi Property for $192.5 million.