Kauri Flats

Meet the Board 

Kauri Flats Establishment Board was appointed by the Ministry of Education in April 2015 and have been a part in all decisions made.

Tania Linley-Richardson

Tania is a Professional Development Facilitator with the University of Auckland’s Starpath Project. At Starpath she leads professional development for schools aimed at encouraging teachers to incorporate literacy pedagogy into their daily practice. Prior to this she was HOD English at Sancta Maria College and has previously worked as an English facilitator with Team Solutions. She is completing her Masters of Professional Studies in Education at The University of Auckland.

Daniel Newman

Daniel is currently a Senior Policy and Corporate Advisor for a large utility infrastructure company that provides water supply and wastewater services throughout Auckland. He has a background in public policy and public sector governance, as well as the commercial property sector. He is a former Manukau City councillor. He has a M.A. (Hons) in Geography. Kauri Flats School is the second Establishment Board of Trustees that he has served on.

Iain Taylor

Iain is currently the Principal of Manurewa Intermediate School. He has been a principal for 21 years in a variety of schools; including being the Foundation Principal of the Elementary School of a large international school in Singapore. He has a M.Ed. Admin (Hons) and has been a Research Management Fellow. He has previously been the President of the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association and is currently the New Zealand Principals' Federation (NZPF) President.

Steve Waters

Steve is currently a Project Manager in the Auckland region specialising in school projects and private property development. His school projects to date include new builds, refurbishment to ILE standard and Special School facilities. He has attended all Ministry-run property seminars and regularly advises schools on financial and property matters. He has previously been Deputy Principal of Papakura Normal School, a facilitator for the Auckland Teacher Training College and The University of Auckland.

Richard Winder

Richard is currently the Principal of the Northern Health School, one of three New Zealand Health Schools based in Auckland and working across the upper North Island.  He has a background in Primary education, having taught at a number of schools in New Zealand.  He has a M.Ed. Admin (Hons) and has presented internationally in the area of Health Education, at the European HOPE conferences and the Australasian HELP Alliance.

Noeline Hodgins

Noeline is a senior manager for a civil construction firm. She has previously worked as for a number of export trading companies and is a past Chief Executive of Counties Manukau Athletics. She has a B.A. and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. She represented New Zealand in Long Jump at the 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games, and is a former New Zealand record holder in that discipline. She is a trustee of both the Bruce Pulman Park Trust and the Manukau Counties Community Charitable Trust.