About Us

Te Hiringa Trust & Business Promotions

  1. Te Hiringa Business Promotions Limited (THBP) formed on the 22 October 2009 is the trading and transactions arm of Te Hiringa Charitable Trust (THCT)
  2. Te Hiringa Charitable Trust (THCT) formed on the 17 January 2011 is the owner of the company.
  3. Te Hiringa Trustees & Directors live in the region of Te Taitokerau and provide voluntary-led commercial and community expertise to both entities
  4. Te Hiringa supports opportunities to lift and support Māori SME’s and Māori owners of collective assets.  We  favour a proactive approach of engagement with Māori business owners, industry sectors and regional economic interests by hosting three products:
    • Te Taitokerau Māori Business Awards
    • Matariki Future Makers program
    • Destination Taitokerau

    Trustees & Directors

April Erueti (Chair)

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

April is a Senior Business Advisor with Te Puni Kōkiri Tai Tokerau.

Previous public/private management skills as a former 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 and a Director of Professionals New Zealand Asia Pacific Limited.

Solomon Dalton


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

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.