Current Trustees

Powerco Wanganui Trust

Chair - Mrs Dot McKinnon

dotDot has been involved in governance and community roles for over 35 years. Currently a Legal Associate and Registered Legal Executive with Moore Law, and the Board Chair of Whanganui District Health Board, she also serves on the national Health Sector Relationship Steering Group.

From 2004-2010, she was Deputy Mayor of Wanganui and for 13 years her predominant business role was as Managing Director of the Kingsgate Hotel. She also serves on the Manawatu-Whanganui Lotteries committee and the Whanganui Community Foundation. A past Polytechnic tutor, School Board of Trustees member, Director of the Aubert Home of Compassion, Legal Services Committee, New Zealand Masters Games Chair and more, Dot has represented a large number of Whanganui organisations.

Dot is married with 3 children, 4 blended family children and 6 grandchildren.

Contact: C/- Moore Law, Wanganui
PO Box 789, Whanganui 4541


Mrs Nicole A Higgie

After an urban upbringing, Nicki married Clive forty years ago and embraced farm life at Fordell. More recently, Nicki and Clive opened their nationally recognised Paloma Gardens to the public.

A strong advocate for the Whanganui region, Nicki served for three terms as a Wanganui District councillor, decking not to stand for re-election in October 2013. Family, friends and community are all-important to Nicki.

Pohutukawa Lane, R.D. 7 (Fordell), WHANGANUI 4577
Ph: 06 342 7857

Mrs Erina D True 

I have a background of banking, and farming, followed by my now occupation of retailing, owning my own business, which is a bookshop and garden centre.At present I chair the Hunterville Community Committee, co-ordinator of the Rangitikei Horticultural Group, and am also on other committees. I am a widow with 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Am also a Justice of the Peace and a Marriage and Funeral Celebrant. Soon to celebrate my 60'th with a family and friends bash, better than a funeral!!

19 Gordon Terrace, Hunterville 4730 
Ph: 06 322 8797 (home), ph: 06 322 8279 (wk & fax) 

Gillian Lennox

I have lived in Waverley for 17 years on a sheep and beef farm with my husband Guy and three children. I work for the Waverley Racing Club and am involved with Waverley Plunket, Border Rugby, Waverley Playcentre, and Waverley Primary PTA. I coach junior hockey and rugby, and play tennis and golf. I have a degree in Marketing and Japanese. I have previous worked in Economic Development, tourism, for the NZ Lotteries Commission and taught English in Japan. I have a great appreciation of volunteers and the contributions they make to our community.

Box 165, Waverley 4544
Ph. 06-346-5585, 027-343-5598

Alan Thomas

Alan is a Chartered Accountant in public practice (since 1977) and is actively involved in numerous sporting organisations in the Taihape District. Having played cricket and rugby for a number of years Alan now plays golf on a regular basis. He is President of the Northern Rangitikei - Waimarino JP Sub Branch having been appointed a JP in 2002. Alan attended Wanganui Boys College before returning home after completing his formal education at Victoria University. He is married to Jan with two university aged daughters.

10 Dixon Way, Taihape 4720
Ph. 06 388 0283 (h), ph. 06 388 0666 (w)

Ed Boyd

I have worked in the Printing Trade for 46 years as a Bookbinder and for the last 40 years I have been self employed, our company prides itself on Designing, Commercial Printing and supplying high quality work. My exposure to many organisations over the years has meant I have had the opportunity to be very supportive of many groups.  For example, I am a member of Vintage Car Club for 44 years serving on the committee for 37 years including Chairman three times; Rotarian for 33 years including Board Level and have received a Paul Harris Fellowship with Sapphire for services to the Community; Life Member and still on the committee of Wanganui Boy's and Girl's Gym Club,

Trustee of Wanganui Tramways, Trustee Wanganui Antiquities, Trustee of the Whanganui River Market Trust, Trustee of the Whanganui Vintage Weekend Trust, Trustee of the G.O.M.E Trust, Trustee Wanganui Branch Manchester Lodge, Member and Publicity Officer for the VCC Rally 2012, an International event, fresh from having 12 successful days in Wanganui. In 2012 I received the highest Vintage Car Club award from the National office for services to the VCC and this year have been the Co-ordinator of the big scrap collect raising over $10 000.00 for Community Projects.

C/- HA Print, Purnell Street, Wanganui
Ph. 06 345 3145, 027 249 4686

For a list of previous trustees, please click here.