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Dr Tanira Kingi

Director, Performance and & Safety Committee member

Dr Tanira Kingi (Ngati Whakaue/Te Arawa) was appointed to the Pāmu Board in July 2020. Tanira has an extensive background in agricultural systems, land economics and forestry across New Zealand’s primary industry sectors. Tanira is currently a research consultant and science advisor following a research academic career with Massey University, AgResearch and Scion for almost 30 years.

Tanira has a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Development from the Australian National University and a MAppSci (Hons) in agricultural systems management from Massey University. He is currently on several ministerial advisory groups for freshwater and climate change and was previously a member of Pāmu’s Environment Reference Group.

Tanira is an Emeritus Scientist (Scion), Climate Change Commissioner, advisor to the Ministries of Environment and Primary Industries and holds several directorships on agribusiness entities including the chair of Te Arawa Arataua (Te Arawa Primary Sector Group). Tanira is affiliated to Ngati Whakaue, Ngati Rangitihi, Ngati Rangiteaorere (Te Arawa whanui) and Ngati Awa (Te Arawa Arataua).