24 October 2008
ERMA New Zealand Welcomes New Tumuaki (Chair) And Members To Māori Advisory Committee, Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao
The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA New Zealand) this month welcomed a new Tumuaki (Chair) and two new
members to Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao (Ngā Kaihautū), the committee that advises the Authority on Māori issues and
New Tumuaki Glenice Paine replaces the recently retired Terry Smith, who had served as Tumuaki since 2003.
“It’s an honour to follow Mr Smith as Tumuaki,” said Ms Paine. “I know I speak for ERMA New Zealand when I thank him for
his commitment and hard work on behalf of Ngā Kaihautū over the past five years.”
Ms Paine has been a member of Ngā Kaihautū since 2003, and brings a wealth of experience in Māori organisations to her
new role. She is currently a Resource Management Consultant with considerable experience in iwi resource management
issues. She is accredited under the RMA Making Good Decisions programme. Glenice is a Trustee on Te Atiawa Manawhenua ki
Te Tau Ihu Trust and is also involved in a wide range of community initiatives. Ms Paine’s affiliations are Te Atiawa
and Ngāi Tahu.
The two new members of Ngā Kaihautū are Dr Nicholas (Nick) Roskruge, a lecturer at the Massey University Institute of
Natural Resources, and Janis (Wiki) Walker, who serves on the Northern Conservation Board and the North Health Medical
Ethics Board, amongst others.
“We were fortunate to have a large and talented group of applicants representing a broad range of experience and
expertise,” said Ms Paine. “Perhaps one of my hardest tasks so far as Tumuaki was helping to select from amongst the
many qualified candidates—we received the largest number of applications to date for membership.”
Dr Roskruge is of Atiawa ki Taranaki and Ngāti Tama whakapapa. He holds a PhD in sustainable land use, a post-graduate
diploma in Māori Resource Development and a Bachelor of Horticulture (Technology); his professional specialty is Māori
sustainable economic development.
In addition to her board memberships, Ms Walker has worked at the Manukau City Council and at Māori Regional Support
Services with the Northern District Support Agency. Her academic accomplishments include a post graduate Diploma in
Business Administration, and she is currently studying towards a Masters in Planning Practice. Ms Walker is of Ngāti
Hine descent and has a self-proclaimed passion for the rehabilitation of the Māori language as the repository of
“We’re pleased to welcome Glenice, Nick and Wiki to their new roles,” said Rob Forlong, Chief Executive of ERMA New
Zealand. “I’m sure they will contribute greatly to Ngā Kaihautū and its important work.”