Turi Ngatai

Council Member

Turi is Deputy Chairman of the Ngaiterangi Runanga and Settlement Trust, and the Māori Relationship Manager for Seeka Industries, and a director on Te Awanui Huka Pak. He is an experienced director, involved across the education, Māori development, and primary sectors.

Appointee: Ministerial

Iwi: Ngaiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui

Term ends: 2 November 2026

Turi is a former school principal across all levels, former acting co-chief executive and director of Te Wananga o Aotearoa, and recently retired as executive director Māori at the Open Polytechnic. He was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Education in 1998. He is also a director on the Primary Workforce Development Council, Director of the Centre of Vocational Excellence Food and Fibre Sector, and Co-Chair of the Bay of Plenty Skills Leadership Group.

Contact Council

Email Terri Tong – Council Secretary – at Terri.Tong@twoa.ac.nz

Phone 0800 355 553 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

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