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Russell Kemp

Tena Koutou Katoa, I was born in Kaiwaka and was schooled here and Maungaturoto.  My grandparents on both sides worked all their lives on and for Otamatea marae.  I followed in their footsteps and while it has been hard work at times for me and my family, I have no regrets.

I have coached rugby at local, district and regional level for the last 17 years or so.  My wife, Barbara and I own and run a hotel and we have several investment properties.


  • Complete the Mangawhai and Pouto projects to provide for Te Uri o Hau into the future
  • Improve current cash flow and grow our assets and income
  • Build Te Uri o Hau relationships with external partners and government
  • Protect the Kaipara harbour and preserve the mana and manawhenua of Otamatea and Te Uri o Hau