Geoff Milner


Ko  Horouta  te  waka

Ko  Waiapu  te  awa

Ko  Hikurangi  te  maunga

Ko  Ngati  Porou  te  iwi

Ko  Ngati  Rangi  te  hapu

Ko  Reporua  te  marae

Ko  Tu  AuAu  te  whare  tipuna

Ko  Geoff  Milner  toku  ingoa

Geoff  took  up  the  role  as  CEO  for  the  Trust  on  24th  April  2017  having  relocated  to  Ngāti  Hine  from  Te  Tairāwhiti  (Gisborne  Turanganui-a-kiwa).  Geoff  brings  experience  in  senior  management,  governance  and  private  enterprise  to  Ngāti  Hine  Health  Trust  as  well  as  experience  in  a  pre  and  post  Treaty  Settlement  environment  within  Ngāti  Porou.  Having  worked  in  various  roles  within  the  health  sector  in  Hawkes  Bay  and  Tairāwhiti  as  well  as  on  the  ground  experiences  within  Te  Tairāwhiti,  Geoff  is  well  placed  to  contribute  to  the  issues  and  opportunities  for  Ngāti  Hine  Health  Trust  and  is  keen  to  learn  from  other  Māori  Providers  across  Aotearoa  as  well  as  our  neighbours  within  Te  Tai  Tokerau.  Geoff  counts  it  a  privilege  to  serve  Ngāti  Hine  Health  Trust  and  acknowledges  the  strong  foundations  laid  by  former  leaders.  He  is  committed  to  the  kaupapa  of  whānau  ora.

Geoff’s  wife  Reubena  is  currently  employed  by  He  Korowai  Trust  in  Kaitaia  and  their  youngest  son  Jack  is  presently  studying  at  Auckland  University.  They  also  have  two  adult  children.

Janice Gardner

GM Maiaorere

Janice has been in a management role with Maiaorere Disability Support Services for over 20 years, the past 12 of those as General Manager. Janice holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Māori Development).

Helen Locke

GM Ngāti Hine FM

Ko  Ngātokimatawhaorua  tōku  waka

Ko  Taumārere  tōku  awa

Ko  Puketohunoa  tōku  maunga

Ko  Ngāti  Manu  tōku  iwi

Ko  Karetu  tōku  marae

Ko  JJ  rāua  ko  Rangi  ōku  mātua  tupuna

Ko  Helen  Locke  ahau

Ko  ahau  te  kaiwhakahaere  matua  o  Ngāti  Hine  FM

Tēnei  te  mihi  nui  ki  a  koutou  katoa    Nō  reira,  tēna  tātou  katoa.  Working  in  iwi  radio  since  1997,  Helen  was  appointed  Station  Manager  of  Ngāti  Hine  FM  in  2013  after  8  years  as  the  station’s  program  director. Helen  holds  a  Diploma  in  Media  Arts  and  is  certificated  in  radio  programming.  She  is  extremely  passionate  about  the  development  and  growth  of  Māori  language  for  our  mokopuna.  A  current  student  of  Te  Whare  Tū  Taua  o  Aotearoa,  Helen  is  currently  a  Pou  Rima  with  Te Kohao Tū Taua  Mai  Whangārei  and  is  engaged  with  the  development  of  this  mahi  with  our  rangatahi.

Sue Cooper

GM Mātauranga Whānui

Sue started with the Mātauranga Whānui team in 2003. She undertook administration roles until 2009 when she became Kaiarahi of the health promotion team in Kawakawa. With the secondment of Mariameno Kapa-Kingi to Oranga Tamariki in 2016, Sue stepped up into the GM role. A proud resident of Moerewa her whole life, Sue and her husband Neal have 3 children and 6 boy mokos.

Linda Thompson

GM Hauora Whānui

Linda  brings  a  wealth  of  experience  to  Ngati  Hine  Health  Trust  where  she  is  Health  Sector  Manager,  with  oversight  of  Hauora  Whanui,  Te  Hononga  Hou  and  Te  Mirumiru.  She  is  a  NZRGON  with  a  Post  Graduate  Diploma  in  Nursing.  Linda  has  a  strong  clinical  background  in  the  health  sector  and  also  extensive  experience  in  executive  management  especially  in  Maori  health  and  Maori  provider  development

Tania Siteine

GM Whānau Whānui

Tania Siteine has been with the Ngati Hine Health Trust for over 14 years and she has been General Manager of Whanau Whanui for 10 of those years. Tania holds a National Diploma in Abuse, Neglect and Violence and a National Diploma in Social Services.

Jen Rutene Smith

GM Whānau Ora

Employed in 2016 to lead out the Collective Impact Project for Te Taitokerau Whānau Ora Collective, Jen has been GM of Whānau Ora Services for the last 18 months . With an MA in Māori Studies (1st Class Honours), she has a strong background in Māori education and has been involved in a number of te reo focussed and based professional development programmes. Previously General Manager with Learning Media, she was often engaged in professional development programmes attached to particular resources that were published for the Kura Kaupapa Māori sector.