Ngarimu Blair - geographer and trustee
Ngati Whatua's Ngarimu Blair is one of five emerging Maori leaders who recently spent time in the US as part of the 'First-People Economic and Business Development Progamme'. Ngarimu is a geographer with 15 years' experience in advancing a range of iwi issues in Auckland City. Ngarimu established the largest ecological restoration project on the Auckland isthmus at Bastion Point and has instigated a number of city art and urban design projects that have highlighted the Maori history of the City. He is a Treaty settlement negotiator for Ngati Whatua and spokesperson on many matters. He is heavily involved in Ngati Whatua's innovative tribal housing projects. He is a trustee on the Ngati Whatua Orakei Trust, a director on Waterfront Auckland, Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Ltd and Nga Tira Ltd.