Please join us in welcoming some new Trust whānau members.

Dave Marshall – Kaitohutohu Taiao (Environmental Advisor)

Dave, originally from Auckland has joined our environmental team – bringing more than 20 years of environmental policy and RMA experience with him.

Dave started as Kaitohutohu Taiao in October 2019 having previously worked for a range of different organisations including central government, councils, the private sector and iwi authorities.

Dave and his partner moved to Rotorua three years ago and hope to build their home here. He says he’s delighted to be part of the Te Arawa Lakes Trust team.

“The intersection of Te Ao Māori and the RMA is challenging, but vital, to achieving sustainability in Aotearoa.”

He is looking forward to supporting both hapū and iwi in resource consent and policy areas.

Annie Balle – IT and Business Support

Annie, who is of Tūhourangi and Ngāti Pikiao descent, recently joined us from Takapuna in Auckland, where she spent 12 years working as a digital product manager. Annie has a diverse background encompassing project, account and product management.

Responsible for guiding the Trust’s technology strategy, she enjoys the challenge of discovering new and better ways of delivering value and empowering people through a combination of creativity and innovation.

“I am particularly excited when technology and digital tools in essence disappear, and all that remains is a better way in which our people can interact with our organisation.”

Harry Carlson – Consents Officer

Harry is of Te Arawa and Ngāti Manawa decent and graduated from Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato with a Bachelor of Environmental Planning, majoring in Policies, Societies and the Environment.

Harry’s studies allowed him to gain a great working knowledge of district and regional plans, along with the preparation and assessment of resource consents applications. He will be working in the environmental team processing consents, monitoring koura and “killing catfish”.

“I want to be an asset to the trust by providing RMA knowledge into our present and future mahi.”