Elton Parata

Advocate & Sustainable Development Partner
Creator of The Koru Asset Journey Framework

(Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Manu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Rahiri) from Mōerewa.

Elton and his awesome team will walk alongside you and your whanau as you unpack your vision and work together to develop a mutually agreeable plan.  He will help you bring your vision into reality while teaching you and equipping you with his proven knowledge, tools and framework.  You will be encouraged to learn and be empowered thoughout this process so that your whanau can do this work yourselves as you move forward into other ventures.

Why work with Elton...

Elton combines his whanau centred approach with his many years of experience in Asset Development and Management for Local Government Organisations including Parks and Reserves, Strategic Property and Facilities, as well as private residential Property investment/development in New Zealand, whilst working for firms in the UK and the USA.  Elton has also worked alongside and been part of Lake Management Committees, as well as having worked with leading NZ Coastal Scientists on coastal erosion projects.

Elton’s wife Viv also has many years of commercial banking experience including Retail, Housing and Agribusiness finance/lending and her experience adds to the strength of Elton's team.

Elton has also worked with iwi level organisations in land exchange projects under the Public Works Act and Right of First Refusal (RFR) work also around Crown/Council land.  He has built up a vast array of expertise and knowledge through these years of work, and has also completed Post-Graduate study in Business Administration and Management at Waikato University.

Elton's knowledge and experience is just right for this job but it is his heart that truly sets him apart in his missions.  His passion is to see Māori empowered and equipped to manage their own whenua and economic, social, cultural and environmental development so they can have truly sustainable intergenerational wealth. This is the purpose for Koru Asset Development Group existing.  This mission is what gets Elton up each day and he counts himself as very privileged to work with each whanau he walks alongside.

Elton would love to hear from you about your ideas and vision for your whanau.


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