Sam Tamarapa

Ngāti Maru

Sam has a strong background in the fisheries sector having worked with the Ministry of Fisheries for several years. He is a member of the Taranaki Whanganui Conservation Board, a trustee for Meremere Pā, and the representative for Ngāti Hine hapu on Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust. Sam is also the Ngāti Maru representative on the Taranaki Maori Trust Board. He currently works for the Taranaki Regional Council as the Iwi Communications Officer, liaising and facilitate engagement with iwi and hapū on resource management and the work of the council.