Gary and Adrienne established Te Whangai Trust as an eco-preneurial social enterprise. This inspirational organisation helps address social issues facing young and at-risk people through the restoration of vegetation and wetlands.
Adrienne and Gary inspire buy-in at all levels. They build collaborative and diverse relationships and empower their community to take ownership of projects. They walk the sustainability talk and embed sustainability throughout Te Whangai Trust.
Te Whangai Trust is underpinned by indigenous, kaupapa Māori values unique to Aotearoa. It focuses on creating hope and equity of opportunity for the vulnerable and our rangatahi through restoring the mauri of the land for future generations. For 14 years Gary and Adrienne have been dedicated to a vision to bring about sustainability change in Aotearoa.