Che Wilson - Lead Negotiator

E te iwi, kia ora. My name is Che Wilson and I am the chief negotiator for Ngāti Rangi.

Both my parents are from Ngāti Rangi and I was raised in Ohakune. Living under the shelter of Koro Ruapehu and knowing and feeling the impacts of colonisation and the various Crown grievances against us as an iwi, hapū, marae and whānau fuels the fire inside me to keep focused.It also helps guide how we share our key messages with the Crown. It’s an honour to do this work and though my immediate whānau have made the biggest sacrifice, I know that this mahi is not only for them but all our futures as Ngāti Rangi.




Shar Amner - Negotiator & Ngāti Rangi Trust Chairperson

Ko Shar Amner tōku ingoa, ko Jeanna Gray tōku whaea. I was born in Whanganui and raised at Kuratahi, on the south eastern boundary of Ngāti Rangi by my Nan, Koro and Mum, along with my wider Gray whānau.

In Sept 2012 I was elected as a Rau Kotahi (Independent) Trustee to the Ngāti Rangi Trust. In Feb 2016 I became the Chairman of the Ngāti Rangi Trust and through that responsibility, joined the Treaty settlement team as a negotiator.Throughout this settlement process I have reflect on those who started this journey, many years ago. In particular, those who are no longer with us. Having the guidance of our kaumātua and pāhake has been fundamental to maintaining focus and wairua as the team work towards completing this settlement process. It has been wonderful to share this journey with my Koro Mark Gray who, has provided much influence to me throughout the years. This settlement process will enhance us all as Ngāti Rangi and ensure we all continue to vibrantly exist.




Kemp Dryden - Negotiator & Ngāti Rangi Trust Pou Ārahi

Ko Ruapehu te maunga, Ko Hautapu te awa, Ko Rangituhia te tupuna, Ko Ngāti Rangi te iwi. Ko Kemp Dryden tōku ingoa, te mokopuna o Te Peehi and Hinga Waretini, Hei Pou Ārahi – General Manager, Ngāti Rangi Trust

I am part of the negotiations team with my portfolio being Commercial. Under Treaty settlement we are being offered various properties and lands as part of this redress. Alongside our wider team, my role is to complete due diligence on the properties and to assess whether they will be an asset or a liability to us. I look forward to settlement being completed as it will assist us to put fuel in the car and help grow our aspirations as Ngāti Rangi.




Cassandra Reid - Negotiator

Tēnā tātau e te iwi. My name is Cassandra Reid and I am part of the team of negotiators for Ngāti Rangi. My portfolio’s are Communications and Whanaungatanga or, overlapping interests. 

I was born in Raetihi raised in Ohakune until the age of six and four years ago I had a major spiritual nudge to return home. As a Wai 1263 Claimant, my journey through this Crown process has given me deeper insights into the challenges and suffering our people have endured. As a consequence, I am steadfast in my convictions that their voices both past and present will be heard. It is an honor and privilege to be in this role as we navigate the Crown process to clear pathways forward for our future generations and to achieve the very best possible outcomes for Ngāti Rangi’s Treaty Settlement.




Toni Waho - Negotiator

Ko Te Turi o Murimotu te maunga, Ko Te Tokiahuru te awa, Ko Ngā Mōkai te marae, Ko Ngāti Tongaiti te hapū, Ko Ngāti Rangi te iwi, Ko Te Riaki te tupua. Ko Toni Davis Waho tōku ingoa, Ko Eddie Waho (Davis) rāua ko Margaret James ōku mātua, Kei Te Papakāinga o Ngā Mōkai, Karioi, au e noho ana. Ko au tētehi o ngā

kaiwhiriwhiri, kaikōkiri i ngā take ā-Tiriti o Waitangi ki mua i te aroaro o te Karauna. Tokorua āku tamariki.  Ko Hinurewa Ngāmuringa Poutū rāua ko Peehi Te Ātai Waho ō rāua ingoa.  Tokorua āku mokopuna.  Ko Kala’i a Kawainui Waho rāua ko Kahuarau Lewis ō rāua ingoa.

I am a negotiator, member of the Negotiations sub-committee and named claimant in two of our claims. I was a Ngāti Rangi Trustee from 1992-2002 and on the Claims Committee that led our Treaty Claims through the Waitangi Tribunal hearings from 2006-2009. My role has been to guide our historical account as well as participate in the wider negotiations framework and look forward to supporting the regeneration and 

revitalisation of our Ngāti Rangi reo and tikanga.




Carl Wilson - Negotiator & Te Kāhui o Paerangi Chairperson

Ko Ruapehu te maunga, Ko Whangaehu te awa, Ko Rangiteauria te tupuna, Ko Tirorangi te Marae, Ko Ngāti Rangi te iwi. Ko Carl Wilson tōku ingoa, Te Kāhui o Paerangi chairperson, Ngāti Rangi negotiator and rūnanga representative for the Whangaehu Paepae.

Treaty Settlement is a key focus for Ngāti Rangi and aligns to one of our priority areas, Muramura te ahi - our prosperity. My contribution and role is to help establish a Post Settlement Governance Entity. This is the organisation that will continue to support our people to Kia mura ai te ora o Ngāti Rangi ki tua o te 1,000 tau - vibrantly exist in 1,000 years. Over the last 27 years I have been involved in supporting Māori Development at a number of levels including whānau, hapū and marae.  This experience, together with the support of fellow negotiators ensures we are doing our very best for all of us as Ngāti Rangi uri.