ADVOCATING POSITIVE CHANGE AND PROGRESS

For new and renewed urban communities in Tauranga

ADVOCATING POSITIVE CHANGE AND PROGRESS

For new and renewed urban communities in Tauranga

ABOUT US

The UTF has been incorporated as a Society.

Its purpose is to:

  • Represent property professionals and funders, developers, Iwi & Hapu, owners and managers of property (industry leaders) in the District.

  • Provide strong and informed leadership to our local authorities.

  • Promote and foster productive local networks in property.

  • Advocate for our industry leaders in making submissions to central and local government.

IN SHORT

UTF will provide a powerful collective voice for Tauranga’s property ownership, development and building communities.

MEET THE BOARD

Governance will be provided by a leadership committee (a voluntary position). UTF has strong endorsements by Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Ranginui, who both have grave concerns for Tauranga’s growth, and will hold positions on the leadership committee.

Scott Adams

CHAIRPERSON

Scott Adams

CHAIR

Scott is the Managing Director and General Manager of Carrus group. He is responsible for the financial performance and day-to-day management of all projects throughout New Zealand, including engineering and design, plan changes, resource consents, and achieving commercial outcomes

Simon Collett

FOUNDING MEMBER

Simon Collett

FOUNDING MEMBER

A longtime resident of Tauranga, Simon Collett is a partner at Holland Beckett Law. While he specialises in commercial property law, Simon also moonlights as a developer focusing on the CBD.

Steve Cutfield

FOUNDING MEMBER

Steve Cutfield

FOUNDING MEMBER

Steve is recognised for his ability to identify, design, and deploy innovative techniques and solutions that result in the improvement of process and delivery efficiency, while driving commercial viability, quality results, and sustainable outcomes.

Morgan Jones

FOUNDING MEMBER

Morgan Jones

FOUNDING MEMBER

Morgan has worked across all sectors of the industry including the delivery of new residential communities, town centres and commercial developments, integrated retirement and aged care projects and tourism projects.

Peter McCawe

FOUNDING MEMBER

Peter McCawe

FOUNDING MEMBER

Peter is an experienced construction professional who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years. He has played a large part in Tauranga’s built environment having been involved in many of the cities large scale commercial developments

Scott McKenzie

FOUNDING MEMBER

Scott McKenzie

FOUNDING MEMBER

Scott has a wealth of commercial and leadership experience in diverse businesses across New Zealand and the United Kingdom, including ASB Bank in New Zealand, the Bank of New Zealand and the Royal Bank of Scotland in London.

Buddy Mikaere

FOUNDING MEMBER

Buddy Mikaere

FOUNDING MEMBER

Buddy Mikaere is a professional historian by qualification and specialises in Maori consultation and associated activities.  For over twenty-five years, Buddy has facilitated Maori consultation for many development projects working closely with government departments, local government, large corporate companies, iwi entities and private clients.

Omea Willows

MEMBER

Omea Willows

MEMBER

Omea has extensive experience in the commercial property sector, having worked in the industry for over 10 years focusing on client engagement with previous experience in the legal sector.   She is recognised for her leadership skills and focus on continual improvement.

Rachel Emerson

MEMBER

Rachel Emerson

MEMBER

Rachel has a strong background in all facets of real estate having worked in a wide spectrum of property roles for retailers, landlords and developers. Roles include Portfolio Leasing National Bank including both new branch rollout and CBD rationalisation, CBD high rise property and portfolio management, shopping centre leasing,  development management, industrial land subdivision and sales.

Kelvin Eden

MEMBER

Kelvin Eden

MEMBER

Kelvin naturally sees projects through a wide lens and has experience working on international large scale developments. Kelvin is now leading teams delivering transformational projects in Tauranga’s CBD, that will reshape how the city looks and functions for generations to come

Adam Ross

MEMBER

Adam Ross

MEMBER

With over 20 years’ experience in commercial business development, Adam manages the big picture for Sabre and its related business entities.  Throughout his career he’s acquired skills across a broad range of industries including property development, construction, product design, manufacturing and retail. Adam now focuses on the overall management and delivery of projects for Sabre’s clients. His strategic nature means he’s always looking for the right angle and opportunity to bring different parties together to collaborate.

Paora Stanley

MEMBER

Paora Stanley

MEMBER

Chief Executive Ngai te Rangi

Positions on the Committee will be filled by invitation from time to time.

UTF will employ a paid executive to undertake the day to day operations of the Taskforce and work with the leadership committee to gather insights, provide advocacy and represent the UTF in its dealings with local authorities.

MEET THE BOARD

Governance will be provided by a leadership committee (a voluntary position). UTF has strong endorsements by Ngai Te Rangi and Ngati Ranginui, who both have grave concerns for Tauranga’s growth, and will hold positions on the leadership committee.

Scott Adams

CHAIRPERSON

Simon Collett

FOUNDING MEMBER

Steve Cutfield

FOUNDING MEMBER

Morgan Jones

FOUNDING MEMBER

Peter McCawe

FOUNDING MEMBER

Scott McKenzie

FOUNDING MEMBER

Buddy Mikaere

FOUNDING MEMBER

Omea Willows

MEMBER

Rachel Emerson

MEMBER

Kelvin Eden

MEMBER

Adam Ross

MEMBER

Paora Stanley

MEMBER

Positions on the Committee will be filled by invitation from time to time.

UTF will employ a paid executive to undertake the day to day operations of the Taskforce and work with the leadership committee to gather insights, provide advocacy and represent the UTF in its dealings with local authorities.

Download Advocacy Documents

DOWNLOAD PLAN CHANGE 27
DOWNLOAD PLAN CHANGE 26
LONG TERM PLAN 2021 SUBMISSION
FURTHER SUBMISSION ON PLAN CHANGE ; 24 June 2021
FURTHER SUBMISSION ON PLAN CHANGE ; 2 July 2021

GET IN TOUCH

Whether you have a question about UTF or anything else, leave us a message and we will get back to you shortly.

POSTAL ADDRESS

C/O PMG PO Box 2034, Tauranga 3144, New Zealand

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GET IN TOUCH

Whether you have a question about UTF or anything else, leave us a message and we will get back to you shortly.

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C/O PMG PO Box 2034, Tauranga 3144, New Zealand

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