About Us

Te Hiringa Trust & Business Promotions

Te Hiringa supports opportunities to lift and support Māori SME’s, Māori owners of collective commercial assets, Māori Leadership, Mana Wahine and Rangatahi. We favour proactive engagements with others to improve the well-being of our communities in the region by hosting four products

  • Advocacy, facilitation & brokerage, professional services
  • Taitokerau Māori Business Awards
  • Matariki Future Makers program
  • Destination Taitokerau

  • Trustees & Directors / Management

April Erueti (Chair, Director)

Taranaki-Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahine /Whanganui Te Atihau-nui-a- Papārangi

April is a Māori business development professional in private practice.

Previous public/private management skills as a former Te Puni Kokiri Senior Advisor, Director and Chief Executive in the 1980’s, former business consultant with strong commercial sales, mergers and acquisitions, research and finance with Yeoman Ward International, NCS Pearson International Pty Ltd, AIL of NZ Ltd, Field reps Australia Ltd holding Post graduate qualifications from Auckland and Victoria Universities. April is a founding Trustee of Te Hiringa Trust, Director Te Hiringa Business Promotions Limited, Professionals New Zealand Asia Pacific Limited & A.M Erueti Limited.

Solomon Dalton (Trustee, Director)


Solomon is a Chartered Accountant, Senior Client Manager for BDO Northland Ltd. He works from the Kerikeri office specialising in business advisory with a key focus on the Māori and the agricultural space. He is involved in numerous boards from School sporting bodies to company director.

Walter Wells (Trustee, Director)

Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti wai

Walter is a company director for Taura Kaha Limited specialising in professional advice and services to the government, community, and private sectors. Walter has extensive background in Māori Development having worked for Te Tira Ahu Iwi (former Māori Affairs), Māori Trustee, Ministry of Education and Te Puni Kōkiri with 10 years’ in senior leadership and management positions. He is an experienced Trustee and Director with interests in Iwi Governance and Asset Companies, a Regional Sports Organisation and Ministerial appointee. His professional work experience provides widespread networks.

Ngaire Wilson (General Manager)

Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Whanaunga

Ngaire is an experienced director with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. Skilled in non-profit organizations, negotiations, project and event management, concept, and business planning.

Trustees/Directors are supported by an operations team led out by Ngaire Wilson – General Manager and a group of business associates, who are specialists working with the Māori sector to provide quality operational advice, and development services. Our associates were brought together to provide a remedy in the form of a block solution of skill sets, collectively they bring a broad range of specialist expertise and networks. The team are highly proficient, well qualified, experienced, and professional.