Board of Trustees


The Board of Trustees have a key role in the development of the strategic direction and vision of the College. The Board represent the voice of the community and play a vital role in ensuring the college is focussed on achievement and providing the best education outcomes it can for the learners of the College.

All meetings start at 5.30pm in the staffroom.   Members of the public/community are welcome to attend.

Should you wish to contact the Board Chair please send an email to or by letter addressed to:

Ōpōtiki College Board Chair
PO Box 146
Ōpotiki 3162





Name  (Position)

Danny Paruru                           (Parent Rep - Presiding member0)

Glenn Phipps                            (Parent Rep)

Kahi Abraham                          (Parent Rep - Deputy)

Lyn Riesterer                             (Parent Rep)

Amy Kirikiri                                (Parent Rep)

Tareha Walker                         (Parent Rep)

Hemi Williams                          (Maurua Rep)

Hohepa Hei                              (Whakatōhea Rep)

Jason Kurei                              (Co-opted member)

Daniel Porte                             (Staff Rep)

Zak Herrick                               (Student Rep)

Terehia Channings                 (Principal)

Ōpōtiki College
School Board Elections

Parent Election Notice

Nominations are open for the election of 1 parent representatives to the school board.

All eligible voters will receive a nomination form. These are available on the College website, Skool Loop or Facebook, and hard copies are available from the College Office.

Use this form to nominate yourself or someone in your community. You will also receive a nomination cover letter calling for nominations. Information on who is not eligible to be a board member is provided with the nomination form.

If you need more nomination forms, contact the school office.

Nominations close at noon on Tuesday 19 March 2024. You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.

The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.  

Voting closes at 4pm on 23 April 2024.


Ngā mihi


Danielle Williams

Returning Officer


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Parent Election Form

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