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The executive team

The trust has brought together an executive team of successful highprofile New Zealanders to provide key technical assistance in the design, build and completion of Whale Song and are also in full support of the central park vision.

Richard Mansell

Managing Director Alpha Corporation and CEO of Coastlands Shoppingtown.


Takiri Cotterill (Te Atiawa) 

Deputy Chair, Puketapu ki Paraparaumu Trust - Board member of Coastlands and Alpha Corporation.

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Steve La Hood

Founder of internationally acclaimed Story Inc.

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Sir Richard Taylor

Co-founder of Wētā Workshop, builder of extraordinary things.


Assisting the executive team

Jamie and Ann Selkirk

Co-founders of Wētā Workshop, Lord of the Rings Co-Producer, owners Roxy Theatre Miramar.

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Richard Cathie

Chairman Alpha Corporation and Arts patron.


Jenny Rowan

Former Mayor Kāpiti Coast District Council.

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John Hutchings

Hutch Consulting - Government consultant.

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Catherine Webb

Technical writing and compliance consultant.

The executive team has partnered with key entities including:

Kāpiti Coast District Council,

Mayor, and Council members
Beca NZ

Full Financial Accounting and Advisory

Kāpiti Law

Cuttriss Consultants

Goodman’s Contractors Waikanae

Ngahina Developments

Blue Star

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