Mr Harry Mikaere, of Coromandel, CNZM, for services to the aquaculture industry and Māori
Mr Harry Mikaere, of Coromandel, CNZM, for services to the aquaculture industry and Māori.
Harry Mikaere was one of the Coromandel’s earliest mussel farmers. He is a director of Pare Hauraki Fishing Trust and Aquaculture New Zealand and established several successful aquaculture and health businesses employing local people. He has developed capability in aquaculture throughout Asia. He is a director of Hauraki Māori Trust Board and chairs Pare Hauraki Assets Holdings, Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, Tikapa Moana Enterprise Ltd, Hauraki Primary Health Organisation, Tainui Waka Alliance, and Ngāti Pūkenga ki Manaia. He sat on the Waikato District Health Board, chaired the Iwi Māori Council and was Iwi negotiator of Te Au Maaro. He was director and Chair of the Asset Holding Trust of Ngāti Kahungunu. As a committee member and Chair, Mr Mikaere has helped to redevelop Manaia Marae and local kura.