Te Tao Tangaroa Ltd

Ngāti Rārua Iwi Trust formed Te Tao Tangaroa Ltd as a separate company to control its various fisheries interests. As well as managing the day to day marine farming and quota (wetfish and shellfish) interests, it also represents Ngāti Rārua with:

  • Fisheries allocation processes
  • Developing and implementing the aquaculture settlement
  • Working with other iwi and crown parties on cultural and traditional fisheries roles
  • Identification of any fisheries opportunities and acquisition/implementation of such where appropriate

Nga Tangata (Our People):


Hemi Toia– Director

 Hemi had a rural Māori upbringing in the Hokianga which led to a lifelong interest in, and passion for, māori development. For over 25 years he has worked with Māori trusts, incorporations and limited liability companies owned by Māori across the farming, forestry and hotel sectors.

Hemi was able to combine his practical background with an academic career as a senior lecturer in accountancy at Victoria University for a period of 10 years, followed by a five year appointment in Māori Resource Management at Auckland University.

Hemi has worked in the public sector, gaining senior management experience with both ACC and Plunket. He has worked as a consultant specializing in the development of māori capability in organisations, including strategic planning, leadership coaching and mentoring. Hemi believes his role as CEO of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua is an exciting opportunity to engage with an iwi looking to the future as it moves to the next stage of its development. 

Cynthia DT

Cynthia de Joux - Director

Te Ātiawa me Ngai Tahu ana Iwi

Cynthia studied Aquaculture and Fisheries Management at the University of Tasmania in 1994, after working for New Zealand King Salmon as a training farm manager with Te Rūnanga o Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui, Joint Venture partnership. In 1998 she returned to Marlborough where she continued in the fisheries industry working in research and development, aquaculture management, and factory management and development.

Cynthia changed careers for family reasons in 2006, working as an accounts & payroll administrator in viticulture for four years. In early 2011, she started training in Maori Health Promotion with Parahia Te Ara, a bridging course lead by Te Rau Matatini. During that time, Cynthia was employed by Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua Ltd as the Mobile Disease State Management Kaimahi, and then Aukati Kaipaipa kaimahi, which she remained in until 2014. Cynthia is a full time employee with Nelson Marlborough District Health Board as the Quit Coach/Health Promoter and graduated this year with a Graduate Certificate in Maori HealthScience with Auckland University of Technology.

Cynthia is an active sports person, and sits on the Board of Trustees for Mayfield School. She was born and raised in Marlborough and has two children, Harrison and Leana, with her husband Wayne.

Bill Udy - Director

William (Bill) Udy currently works with Ngäi Tahu Seafood Products Limited and is based in Wairau as their Northern Area & Trading Manager.

Some of his responsibilities include: ACE mangement and distribution of Ngäi Tahu Seafood and Settlement quota amongst fishers and other fishing companies; Ngäi Tahu rep on various fishing bodies, including CRAMAC 5/9/7, PAUAMAC 7; Director on Southern Inshore Fisheries Management Company Ltd and the Ngäi Tahu Seafood rep on FINZ (Fishing Inshore New Zealand).

Bill brings to the TTT Ltd Board over 25 years' experience in the commercial fisheries industry.


Contact details for the Company:

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Telephone: 03 577 8468,Tokomaru House, 15 Kinross Street, Blenheim