Jamie Tuuta has been appointed the new Maori Trustee.
We keep an eye on the up and coming young Maori bucks. We have met Jamie Tuuta a few times and his intellect is impressive. He is one of the Chathams Tuutas.
He is also a strong family man with a big tribe of kids. And his only real negative is that he can be an arrogant bugger. However we remain confident he will step up and become the statesman that this role requires him to be.
He is going to be in charge of a significant parcel of Maori owned assets of around $130 million invested as well as over 2000 properties and about 105,000 hectares of land.
We will be watching his progress with interest .