Mar 09, 2018
Rev Rex Nathan

Born in Auckland 23 February 1945
Schooling: Attended Aratapu Primary School and Dargaville High School (Prefect 2 years)
Married to Ihapera Pirini in 1976, have 1 son and 5 mokopuna.
Work history: Post Office Savings Bank and ANZ Bank for 46 years and 8 months living and
working in several North Island towns and cities.
Retired: From Banking in January 2010
Current Employment: Full time Presbyter, Methodist Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
Community Interests:
• Past Chairman Oturei Marae Committee from 1990 to 2008 and current member
• Past President of the Dargaville Lions Club and a current financial member
• Appointed a Justice of the Peace, 29 April 1993
• Past President of the Northland Justices of the Peace Association Inc. (2 year term)
• Past Treasurer of the Northland Justices of the Peace Association
• Past Treasurer and Trustee of the Matoa Trust, Kerikeri
• Former Board of Trustee member Dargaville High School (2 x 3 year terms)
• Past Trustee of the Dargaville Community Gardens Trust
• Past Trustee of the Kaipara Health Trust
• Liaised with Community Employment Group relating to local organisations
• A former member of Tai Tokerau Te Aka Umanga, a Māori Business Network Group
• Newly appointed Trustee Te Hana Community Development Charitable Trust
• Habitat for Humanity Dargaville Committee Group member
• Hospice Kaipara Trust Inc - Trustee
• Care & Protection Resource Panel member for CYFS Kaipara

• Financial playing member of the Northern Wairoa Golf Club
• Co-Ordinator for Northern Wairoa Maori Golf
• Associate member of the Northern Wairoa RSA
• Te Hana Te Ao Marama Taumata
• Te Uri O Hau Taumata representing Oturei Marae
• Chairperson Te Waka Wairoa Project
• Dargaville Museum Committee member
Weteriana (Methodist Church) Haahi involvement
• Baptised Methodist
• Confirmed in 1957
• Appointed a Minita-a- Iwi (Lay Preacher), Te Tai Tokerau Rohe in 1991
• Ordained as a Presbyter in 2009 at Durham Street Methodist Church Conference in
• A Member of the following groups: Hui Poari Te Taha Maori, Te Tai Tokerau Rohe, Te
Runanga Whakawhanaunga I Nga Haahi, Partnership Team, PAC (2 terms), Board of
Administration, Council of Conference, Northern Wairoa Ministers Assoc., Churches
Together Northland, Connexional Budget Task Group, Te Taha Maori Budget
Working Group, Grey Trust Institute, New Plymouth, Trustee Te Taha Maori Property
• Treasurer for Mangawhare Farm Imprest
• Have attended several Methodist Church Conferences in Palmerston North,
Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, South Auckland and Auckland
• Attended World Council of Churches Assembly in Canberra 1991
• Visited Israel, Turkey, Seoul South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Italy
(Rome), Dubai, Los Angeles and Hawaii, and been involved in Church meetings and
Conferences in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Tonga, Fiji,
Samoa and Myanmar.
• Have represented Te Taha Maori at several 4 + 4 interviews (Connexional
• November 2012 inducted as President of the Methodist Church of New Zealand, Te
Haahi Weteriana O Aotearoa at Poneke (Wellington) for a 2 year term
• Member of Kahui Wairua (Spiritual Advisor to Maori King Tuheitia)