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My family have owned a small block at Moawhitu, Greville Harbour on D”Urville Island for almost twenty-five years. I helped establish DISECT and was one of its founding trustees sixteen years ago.

I am the current Chair of Glenfern Sanctuary Trust which manages Glenfern Sanctuary at Port Fitzroy on Aotea/Great Barrier Island. I was also one of the founding Trustees of the Motu Kaikoura Trust which manages the natural restoration of Kaikoura Island in Port Fitzroy.

I have had a long involvement with the Hillary Outdoors Centre in providing outdoor education for young people and I helped establish the Hillary Outdoors Centre at Port Fitzroy to complement the Hillary Outdoors centre at Tongariro. I am a lawyer and was a partner at Chapman Tripp for 27 years. I am a keen sailor and have many land-based outdoor interests.

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