The Trustees of the Maungaturoto Community Charitable Trust are committed to responding to the ongoing need of our community centered in Maungaturoto. Our aim is to provide a high level of care and understanding in a professional and friendly environment. Our staff receive support and training with the blessing of the Trustees. We believe that community projects such as these are best managed by community groups committed to serving the people of the district.
Warren is a lawyer of over 40 years experience, practicing in the fields of commercial and property law, trust law, company law and earlier in his career, criminal law. He is a consultant with Auckland firm Lowndes Lawyers. Warren has served on the board of the Maungaturoto Community Charitable Trust for over 20 years during which time he has overseen the gaining of the charitable status for the Trust, establishment of a subsidiary company to operate the rest home, and setting up the structure for the owning your own villas created by the Trust for the benefit of the local community. Over his long career Warren has served on the boards of a number of charitable, sporting and cultural bodies. He and his family own property at Whakapirau where he farms a lifestyle block. Five generations of his family have lived in the Maungaturoto and Kaiwaka Districts. He is committed to assisting with the continued expansion of the rest home facilities for residents of Maungaturoto and surrounding districts- in particular the sorely needed establishment of new dementia and palliative care accommodation.
James moved to the Maungaturoto area in 2013 with his wife Pepe (a local girl) and two young children. He holds a Bachelor of Business and served 15 years in the New Zealand Police, leaving at the rank of Sergeant. On moving to Maungaturoto he retrained as a builder and now works for Adam Stevens Builder and runs a dry stock farm with his wife. Currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Maungaturoto primary School.
Craig Fergus (Chairman of the Trust & Residential Care)
Born and raised in Maungaturoto Craig’s boat building apprenticeship and work took him to Whangarei for a short period of time. He returned to Maungaturoto to live and then raise a family. Craig and his wife Claire now own and operate two local business’s. Both Craig and Claire are keen supporters of the wider community and try and get behind most community events. Craig has been actively involved in the community and has served on many committees. Craig has also followed in his father's foot steps and joined the Maungaturoto Charitable Trust in 2014, his father Ian “Gus” was a founding member of the trust.
David is now retired having been a Postmaster for 28 years and a Dairy Proprietor for 10 years. He was involved in Rotary for over 30 years and remains involved in the Volunteer Fire Brigade after 41 years. David has also been in Probus for 2 years and is involved with Hospice. David has been involved with the Trust since 2000. His main role was overseeing the local Money Exchange until he moved to Kaitaia. He has remained active within the Trust as Treasurer. David is committed that the area has a place where the elderly can feel comfortable knowing that they will be well looked after and where their family members are welcome at any time, and that in the future we will provide Dementia and Hospital care.
Don and his wife Jacque have been farming locally for the past 35 years, initially a Sheep and beef farm, a Dairy unit was added 10 years ago, with family taking on more of the day to day management. Don in his 70’s is able to avoid most of the day to day toil. Previously an active Lions member, Don is a founding member of the Trust and has been hands on throughout its development, he has been Chairman since its inception in 1993. A vision and a passion for community development has influenced his commitment to the ongoing and future development to ensure that our people can be cared for locally for as long as they live in a safe caring environment close to their families.
Paula Mooney (Treasurer)
Paula moved to Maungaturoto in 1989. She married a local farmer and together they have raised 2 daughters. Paula worked in the local branch of The National Bank and in recent years the Money Exchange. Paula is actively involved in the local community and is committed to the Trust's vision of Resthome, Dementia and Lifestyle care for the community
Alison has been a teacher for 26 years in the local community and a deputy principal for ten years. She has also been involved in many community groups over a number of years: Playcentre, Maungaturoto Netball Club, Maungaturoto Cubs and Brownies, Maungaturoto Primary School board of trustees and is currently employed with Cognition Education as a Mathematics Consultant. Alison has been a trustee of the Maungaturoto Charitable Trust for three years and a Justice of the Peace for 4 years. She sees a need in the community to provide a facility to meet the needs of our ageing population. “The current Rest Home and Village provide a place where the elderly feel secure, their independence is maintained and their health needs can be met. I believe there is a need to maintain this to a high standard to ensure our elderly people have the best possible care and support they deserve.”
Nona began her career as a Primary School teacher in Kaiwaka and settled in Maungaturoto in 1972. She married a Dairy Farmer and spent 35 years in the village before moving to Waipu. Nona is still active in the community though and works at the Op Shop, plays the organ at the Anglican church and visits her family. Nona has been on a wide range of Trust and Community boards including the local Playcentre, Plunket, Primary and High School and various sports committees. She now serves on the Trust as well as the Share and Care Committee, The Maungaturoto Op Shop and the Anglican Church and Cemetery Committee. A long serving member of the Trust she began on the Medical Centre Committee and was the Trust Secretary for a number of years. She can regularly be found playing the piano for the residents. Nona would dearly love to see the upgrade of the rest home and a separate secure Dementia unit completed for the people of the community. She would like to see a secure and comfortable home for those who may need it in the future.
Graham has lived most of his life in Maungaturoto. Graham and his wife Debbie have brought up 3 children here and now have grandchildren living in the area. He has been the local plumber/drainlayer for more than 35 years. Graham has served on a number of committees over the years including the Maungaturoto and Otamatea Rugby Club, Maungaturoto Squash Club, School Board of Trustees and Golden Oldies Rugby. He also served for 17 years as a volunteer fireman and is at present a Trustee of the Charitable Trust Board. Grahams interests include rugby and classic cars.