Treaty Settlement

Meet Your Negotiators


Tom McClurg (Lead Negotiator) – Director, Toroa Strategy Limited

Tom founded Toroa Strategy Limited in 2009 to provide corporate advice to clients in both the public and private sectors especially those connected with natural resource and primary industries.  In particular, he has twenty five years’ experience with fisheries management in New Zealand during a successful career in which he has held senior executive positions with government, Te Ohu Kai Moana, Aotearoa Fisheries Limited and Ernst & Young.   Tom has been a director of the Ngati Mutunga o Wharekauri Asset Holding Company since 2010 and is a director of Port Nicholson Fisheries and Chairman of Commercial Fisheries Services Limited (Fishserve).   He has been engaged by the World Bank, NZAid and other organizations to provide fisheries management and fisheries development expertise in West Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific. Tom is Ngati Mutunga o Wharekauri and lives in Wellington. 


Hariroa Daymond

Hariroa is Ngati Mutunga o Wharekauri and is a Registered Nurse. She has worked in a nursing role in Dunedin, Greenlane, British Columbia, Edinburgh, London and Ontario. She has twenty years community work with Maori Affairs (now Te Puni Kokiri) during which time she completed a Diploma in Social Science at Victoria University. Hariroa was born and raised on Wharekauri and currently has a governance role of her whanau farm. She is Chair of the Kaunihera Kaumatua and participates in community meetings on health, social and cultural well-being.


Geoff Mullen – Te Arahanga Ltd

Geoff’s working career began as a shearer and possum hunter before working at Maori Affairs as a Trade Trainee Fitter and Turner where he spent 18 years with his final role as Manager. He attended Otago University and completed a degree in social work and minor degrees in Law and Te Reo. Geoff has worked for the Community Probation Service, Customary Fishers (MPI) and Nelson City Council as Kaihautuu, Executive Manager of Communications and Community Partnership. Geoff also spent time working in RMA while at Council, as part of the Kaihautuu role. Currently Geoff works in RMA and education, helping main-stream businesses meet their obligation to Maori. Geoff is Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongatai, and Ngāti Toa Rangatira ki Hongoeka and lives in Nelson.​