Met the Trustees:
Company Director and a member of Lincoln University Council.
Retired from political and governance roles within the Horticulture Industry.
Has experience in management and governance with a long involvement in roles concerning water. Chairman North Canterbury Fish and Game, Deputy Chair Water Rights Trust, Member of the Ministerial Advisory Group Government's Sustainable Water Programme of Action, Member of Steering Group Mayoral Forum Canterbury Strategic Water Study, Trustee Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust.
"My concern for Canterbury’s water resources and associated environment."
Hon Clayton Cosgrove MP
Member of Parliament for Waimakariri.
Director of Eco Tourism, Australasia
My involvement with the Styx river was as a response from returning to Christchurch after living for many years in national parks in Australia. Noticing how Christchurch was rapidly pushing out into the country with urban growth I thought it would be a good thing to be involved with conserving the Styx river in its natural state. It's not over yet, there is still plenty to do and to know that future generations, wildlife and the river will benefit from what is being accomplished."
Director of Whakapapa Ngai Tahu, employed by Te Runanga-o-Ngai Tahu.
For nearly 40 years has been updating the original whakapapa as prepared by the Ngai Tahu/Ngati Mamoe Census Committee during the 1920’s.
"I have always been keen on history, whakapapa, heritage. All these too, contribute towards conservation. This being so, I am very proud to be a Trustee of the Styx Living Laboratory Trust (Puharakekenui)."
Administration Co-ordinator for IDEA Services (IHC)
Has a long history of community involvement especially in social services and as an elected member of the Shirley/Papanui Community Board.
"I am a Trustee because I think the Styx is an amazing river that so many people are only recently becoming aware of. The opportunity exists to be part of something unique and very exciting."
Dr Hugh Thorpe
Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Natural Resource Engineering, University of Canterbury
Has special interest and expertise in ground water engineering and science, and environmental science.
"I became involved via my previous role as CCC guide on the urban river trips. I remain involved because I believe that the issue of retaining the natural character and ecosystems of the Styx is visionary and very important for future generations of citizens in this city."