James Whetu Maangai Maaori

About James

James is a Director and Principal Planner of the Whetū Group, and has particular expertise in incorporating Maaori perspectives into government planning. His experience as a planner in the public and private sectors has given James a strong understanding of the complexities of land and water use, and coastal and marine environments. He’s a member of the Institute of Directors, with governance roles including: Chair of Ngaaruawaahia Community Board Chair of Waikato Housing Hub Trust Member of the Statutory Māori Advisory Committee for the Environmental Protection Authority Member of the Māori Special Interest Group Committee for the New Zealand Planning Institute.


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