Rangimarie Hunia (Ngāti Whātua) was appointed an alternate director of Te Ohu Kaimoana at the beginning of 2015 before being appointed a full director in November 2015. Rangimarie is a director of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited and a director of the Commercial Board of the Institute of Directors, among other directorships. She played an active role as a member of the Iwi Working Group that was established to facilitate understanding and iwi decision making in response to the 11-year Review of Māori Fisheries Settlement entities. Rangimarie is also a member of Global Women and was a finalist in the Westpac Women of Influence Awards 2014.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released details of its operational review of the Fisheries Act 1996. The review, which was announced last year by the Minister, Hon Nathan Guy, was aimed at improving the framework under which New Zealand’s fisheries are managed.