Yellow eyed penguin Port Pegasus Stewart Island Photo Jake Osborne CC BY NC SA 2.0

Te Puka Rakiura Trust


Te Puka Rakiura Trust has been established to provide overall governance for the Predator Free Rakiura project and to promote, protect, and preserve the natural environment, biodiversity, and ecological resilience of Rakiura.

For more information about our trust visit the New Zealand Charities Register.

Meet the Team

Meet our Trustees:

Paul Norris
Paul Norris - Trust co-Chair & RealNZ...

Paul Norris is the Chief Conservation Officer for RealNZ. Our company has business interests on Raki...

Estelle Pera Leask Profile
Estelle Pērā-Leask

I te taha o tōku pāpā, he uri āhau nō te Whakatōhea ki Opotiki, he uri anō hoki nō Ngāti Ruanui ki T...

Fran Mikulicic. Photo - Southland District Council
Fran Mikulicic - Southland District Council

I’m the Group Manager Democracy and Community at Southland District Council. My role at SDC is to le...

Janet Copeland
Janet Copeland - Independent Trustee

I’m the Managing Partner of Copeland Ashcroft, a law firm specialising in employment law, health and...

Neil McAra
Neil McAra - Independent Trustee

I’m the Managing Partner of Findex NZ Limited’s Southland Offices. I have over 27 years’ experience ...