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Orokonui employs around 20 staff (10FTEs) including casual guides, education assistants and café workers. Staff are complemented by a strong team of volunteers who contribute more than 12,000 hours per year. 

Otago Natural History Trust

  • Marian Hobbs - Chair
  • Geoff Plunket - Treasurer
  • Tony Stewart
  • Yolanda van Heezik
  • Georgina Pickerell
  • Deb Wilson
  • John Barkla


Orokonui Foundation  

  • Sir Julian Smith
  • Marian Hobbs
  • Geoff Plunket
  • Grant McKenzie

The Otago Natural History Trust acknowledges the mana whenua status of Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki and the Runaka’s role as kaitaiki in relation to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.           

 Orokonui Business Board

  • Alister Robinson – Chair
  • Geoff Plunket – Treasurer
  • Rosemary Clark
  • Cheryl Adams
  • Kent Calmers