Roles and responsibilities

Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company Limited, also referred to as ‘NAHC’ is the Group’s commercial entity, ensuring the financial future of Ngāpuhi and facilitating opportunities for regional growth and development.

NAHC was formed as a separate commercial company in 2007 and operates with a Board of Directors. The organisation is lead by CEO Paul Knight and his team.

The company strives to balance economic growth with the values and long term objectives of its parent body, Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi.

In the short history of the company they have concentrated on the diversification of their investments. Their long term vision is to protect the financial future of Ngāpuhi and provide opportunity for growth and development.

Their key services include:

  • Significant Māori fisheries quota holder
  • Major shareholder in Moana New Zealand with association in Sealord
  • Deepwater fisheries operations
  • Owner/operator of local retail businesses (Paper Plus and Mobil Kaikohe)
  • Local commercial property portfolio
  • Equity/investment portfolio
  • Business development.


NAHC is a subsidiary of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi and an important partner organisation within the Ngāpuhi Rūnanga Group.

NAHC is also the parent company for two subsidiary companies, Ngāpuhi Service Station Limited (NSSL) and Ngāpuhi Books & Stationery Limited (NBSL).

Ngāpuhi Service Station Limited

NAHC purchased the property at 19 Broadway, Kaikohe as a foothold in the retail sector in Kaikohe.  The property included the Mobil Service Station.


Ngāpuhi Books & Stationery Limited

Following the purchase of 19 Broadway, Kaikohe, NAHC purchased the local Paper Plus franchise and relocated it next to Mobil.  It continues to provide a wide arrange of books and stationery at competitve prices, to the local Kaikohe community.

Board of Directors

NAHC is governed by a Board of Directors with extensive governance experience, knowledge and networks.

Jason Witehira, Chair
Wane Wharerau, Director
John Rae, Director
Mike Simm, Director
Elena Trout, Director

A list of Board member’s other board and governance roles are available in the latest Annual Report (see pages 83-85).

Achievements and highlights

You can also read the Board Chair’s report in current and previous years TRAION Annual Reports

2019 NAHC Chair Report
 2018 NAHC Chair Report
 2017 NAHC Chair Report
 2016 NAHC Chair Report
 2015 NAHC Chair Report


Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company

Ngāpuhi Service Station Ltd (NSSL)

Ngāpuhi Books And Stationery Ltd (NBSLl)

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