(RadioNZ) A Maori political activist has been appointed as a director of Te Ohu Kai Moana – the Maori fisheries trust.

Te Kawai Taumata or the Electoral College, says Ken Mair is an experienced director, having a number of other board appointments with Maori businesses and trusts.

He has also worked as a facilitator for Te Ohu Kaimoana in resolving issues over coastline agreements for the distribution of inshore fishing assets.

Mair has strong links to the Maori Party and has been working behind the scenes as a strategist.

The chairman of New Zealand’s largest iwi, Ngapuhi, Sonny Tau, who is the current deputy chairman has been reappointed to that position.

Both men will serve four year terms with Te Ohu Kai Moana.

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  • Ngahapu Otetake

    For parliament to claim soverency, on this island, Te Ika A Maui; they will have to have extinguished or wiped out all indigenous opposition. You and I are still here, amongst others; how can that be?

    Pai Marire

  • josephine Rena Maniapoto

    Congratulations to the Board on appointing Ken as the new C.E.O. He is more than the activist mainstream media has portrayed over the years. He is highly intelligent, has wide and varied networks, in Maoridom and also main stream, and has facilitated many acromonious debates over these many years. Has been an independent conultant facilitator brokering some really difficult situations woth a positive outcome. I am sure our people will join with me in sending positive congratulations on his appointment.