Our Business Associates


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Brendon Hunt
Graham Brown Accountants

Brendon Hunt joined the firm in 1994 and became a Director in 2002.


Brendon is well known for his easy going, warm and practical approach.

He is well known in the community and has many years’ farm accounting and general taxation experience, working extensively with rural based clients.

Mark Macintosh


Specialist Farm advice is sought from Mark Macintosh, AgFirst. The AgFirst group is a company of consultants is the country’s largest network of agricultural, horticulture and agricultural engineering consultants.

Mark is a founding member of AgFirst and has been consulting to pastoral farmers since graduating from Lincoln College with a B Ag Sc degree in 1983.

Mark is a fantastic asset to the Trust, and he has been working with the us for over ten years as the farm supervisor. Mark has been in this profession for nearly thirty years and specializes in consultancy to dairy farmers. He also has a number of sheep and beef clients. Mark has a particular interest in developing short and longer term plans and assisting clients towards achieving the goals within these plans.

Miraka Ltd

​New Zealand Dairy

Miraka Limited, a new entrant to the New Zealand dairy processing industry is backed by a group of Māori trusts and incorporations.  These organisations include Wairarapa Moana, Tuaropaki Trust, Waipapa 9 Trust, Hauhangaroa Partnership, Tauhara Moana Trust and Huiarau Farms. Some of their strategic partners and investors include the Maori Trustee, Te Awahohonu Forest Trust Limited, Vinamilk, a leading enterprise in Vietnam in manufacturing milk and dairy products and Global Dairy Network who bring experience and knowledge in dairy sales and marketing across the world.

"The philosophy at Miraka aligns with ours, about autonomy and managing ourselves, rather than relying on other influences. The shareholders of our block want to move ahead. So much of New Zealand decision making and ownership is going overseas and we really look forward to our future being with Miraka Ltd. We have bought our 2 existing farms over this year and will take the next farm over for the 2012 season’"

Phillip Samuels - Te Raparahi Lands Trust Chairperson

Tim Kinder

​Legal Advisor

Tim Kinder provides the Trust with legal advice. Tim deals in a versatile range of fields such as conveyancing, estates, commercial law, Māori Land, Relationship Property, & Employment.

Tim has been working with the Trust for a number of years, and provides us with quality advice on all things legal. Tim is based in Putaruru, giving us advice which is tailored to local needs.