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. Given Stacey’s post graduate study she 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 advise 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/TradeMark advice (Māori Interests)
From time to time, Stacey has been instructed by the Māori Land Court, to advise the Court in relation to enforcing Trustee obligations and Trust governance matters generally. She also has experience appearing for clients in the Māori Land Court on succession, trust review, title improvement, and partial termination of whanau trust matters.
In the wider community Stacey’s current legal leadership roles include:
- Executive member - Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa (New Zealand Māori Law Society)
- Governance member/Trustee - Pirirakau Trust
- Leadership & law lecturer – University of Waikato and Toi Oho Mai tertiary institutions
She is also a member of the Tauranga Māori Business Association and Chamber of Commerce.
Outside of these roles Stacey is an international inspirational and transformational speaker on topics such as Māori/indigenous governance, strategic and collective leadership, women in business and cultural diversity. Stacey plays an active part in the Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand/CrossFit community, enjoys spending time with her two children, coaching and mentoring secondary/tertiary students pursuing a career in Law and engaging in competitive sports.
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
- Community Activity
Pirirakau Trust (Inaugural and current Trustee)
Active Iwi, Hapu and Marae involvement (Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Awa)
Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa (NZ Maori Lawyers Association)
Te Whakahiapo (Maori Law Student Association, Waikato University)
Te Piringa (Faculty of Law – Waikato University)