Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Advisory Board

The He Mana Toi Moehau Trust is responsible for advancing the Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Strategy, including supporting the priorities from action plans between tangata whenua, arts communities and community boards, and leveraging funding from local, regional and national sources. The He Mana Toi Moehau Trust has the role of distributing funding from Creative New Zealand under the Creative Communities Scheme.

The Board is made up of:

  • One public appointment for the Thames Community Board area
  • One arts council appointment from the Thames Community Board area
  • One public appointment for the Coromandel-Colville Community Board area
  • One arts council appointment from the Coromandel-Colville Community Board area
  • One public appointment for the Whangamata Community Board area
  • One arts council appointment from the Whangamata Community Board area
  • One public appointment for the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board area
  • One arts council appointment from the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board area
  • Two public appointments for the Mercury Bay Community Board area
  • One tangata whenua appointment from across the district
  • One appointment from the Hauraki Māori Trust Board
  • One elected member appointment from the Thames-Coromandel District Council

Public appointments for the community board areas are made by the relevant Community Board. Where the arts council in a Community Board area has been unable to make an appointment, then the Community Board for that area is asked to consider an additional public appointment. The tangata whenua representative and TCDC elected member representative are both appointed by the Mayor.

The members of He Mana Toi Moehau Trust are volunteers and any expenses incurred in attending meetings will not be covered by the Council. Council has agreed to provide funding for He Mana Toi Moehau Trust as part of the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan to support the Trust's implementation of the Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Strategy.


The Coromandel Arts and Creative Industries Advisory Board

He Mana Toi Moehau is made up of:

Rob Johnson - public appointment for the Thames Community Board area

Ray Neumann - public appointment for the Thames Community Board area

John Eaglan - public appointment for the Coromandel-Colville Community Board area

Chris Stark - arts council appointment from the Coromandel-Colville Community Board area

Terry Walker - public appointment for the Whangamata Community Board area

Bernie Ross - arts council appointment from the Whangamata Community Board area

Judith Elliot - public appointment for the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board area

[vacant] - public appointment for the Tairua-Pauanui Community Board area

Jan Wright - public appointment for the Mercury Bay Community Board area

Jane Parson - public appointment for the Mercury Bay Community Board area

Vanessa Rare - tangata whenua appointment

[vacant] appointment from the Hauraki Māori Trust Board

Diane Connors - elected member appointment from the Thames-Coromandel District Council


Creative Communitites Scheme Grants round

The next Creative Communitites Scheme grants round is in September 2018. Please refer to the Creative Communitites Scheme page for more information on grants criteria and application forms.