Sir Noel Robinson KNZM

In June 2020, our Founding Chairman, Sir Noel Robinson KNZM, stepped down from the Board of Trustees to enjoy his retirement. Sir Noel’s vision to provide South Auckland with a place of learning, challenge and success has been well achieved through the establishment of the Vodafone Events Centre, the Vector Wero Whitewater Park and the Momentum Hub.

Sir Noel Robinson KNZM

He relentlessly pursued national and local government approvals, consents and partnerships. His strong relationship with iwi coupled with corporate sponsorships has resulted in a world class facility that continues to grow in commercial excellence and to invest in programmes that benefit youth and community.


The Board invited Sir Noel to take up a new role as Patron of the Trust. Whilst standing down from the day to day responsibilities as Chair, he was delighted to remain involved as Patron.


Sir Noel has entrusted the legacy to longstanding Board Member John Bongard ONZM CRSNZ who has taken up the Chairmanship.




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