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Current Trustees

The Board is made up of six elected Trustees who all come from different backgrounds.  Each Trustee brings experience, knowledge and a different perspective to the decisions of the Trust. What they have in common is a commitment to make sure TECT’s decisions are in the best interests of its Consumers, now and in the future.

Pete Blackwell

Pete Blackwell


Pete was elected as Trustee in July 2014 and re-elected in July 2018.

Pete retired as a Detective Sergeant in the NZ Police in 2014 and lives at the Mount with his wife and son, with 3 elder children having left home. Petes passion is to make this community a better place and as such has worked hard to make a difference with previous roles including:

  • 37 years in the Police Force including 29 in the Western Bay of Plenty.
  • Organiser for Tauranga Police CIB Luncheon and Tauranga Police Charity Golf Tournament – with nearly $2million raised and put back into local charity and community groups.
  • Chair of BOP Decision Reach Out Trust which has provided leadership courses to over 250 local students over the past 15 years.
  • Recipient of a QSM for Services to Police (2007), a Certificate of Achievement in the New Zealander of the Year (2010) and awarded BOP Times Person of the Year (2011).

Pete offers honesty, integrity and energy, plus a commitment to protect TECT’s asset base for the long-term good of the community.

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