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Qualifications

  • LLB - University of Waikato
  • BSocSc (History) - University of Waikato
  • LLM (Maori/Pacific & Indigenous Peoples) – University of Waikato
  • Admitted to the Bar in New Zealand 2012

 

Stacey Mareroa is of Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Awa, Whakatohea and Te Rarawa whakapapa.

Stacey is a solicitor in the firms Commercial/Property and Māori legal teams.

Stacey was raised and educated in Tauranga and is well connected to the wider Bay of Plenty community. Before joining Holland Beckett in 2013, Stacey completed a Masters of Law (Hons) at the University of Waikato focusing on barriers and opportunities in the law facing Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Peoples. Stacey has a special interest in issues related to the implementation of individual and collective Māori aspirations as they interact with the law.

Stacey’s strong indigenous Māori identity coupled with her commercial awareness and passion for community makes her unique. Stacey is passionate about creating conscious awareness and diversity in the business landscape contributing to a more collaborative and sustainable model of business for the future. Stacey’s business and community interests focus on strategic leadership, resilient growth and building lasting networks.

Stacey has extensive experience advising Iwi and Hapu and individual clients on a variety of business and governance structures in a post settlement environment. Stacey is able to give advice on a wide range of commercial and Māori matters whether buying, selling, negotiating, utilising or improving including:

  • Business and governance structures
  • Commercial Property (implementation and ongoing administration)
  • Governance best practice
  • Asset protection
  • Māori land title improvement and development
  • Assignment of Copyright/Trade Mark advice (Māori Interests)

In the wider community Stacey’s current legal leadership roles include being an international inspirational and transformational speaker on topics such as Māori/indigenous governance, strategic and collective leadership, women in business and cultural diversity.

Community Activity

  • Executive member - Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa (New Zealand Māori Law Society)
  • Pirirakau Trust (PSGE Inaugural and current Trustee)
  • Active Iwi, Hapu and Marae involvement (Ngati Ranginui, Pirirakau, Tawhitinui)
  • Vice President – Bay of Plenty Barbell Club
  • Leadership Coach & Law Lecturer – University of Waikato and Toi-Ohomai tertiary Institutions (fixed term)
  • Member Tauranga Māori Business Association
  • Member Chamber of Commerce