Our Team

We are a group of like-minded people from all over New Zealand and beyond who appreciate Tongariro National Park as a special place for its natural, cultural and recreation values.

Our goal is to to introduce people to the park and surrounding natural areas through society and volunteer projects and outings.

We enjoy a special working relationship with the Department of Conservation, who manages the park and other conservation areas in the central North Island. We undertake a number of conservation projects on their behalf using TNHS members, New Zealand and international volunteers.

Join us in helping maintain our beautiful natural resource that is Tongariro National Park.

Our Executive

Paul Green President
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Paul has had a lifelong interest in outdoor recreation and conservation.  A close connection commenced with Tongariro National Park when he was appointed as a Ranger at Ohakune in 1974.  His career then took him to Whakapapa, Hauraki Gulf, Fiordland and back to Whakapapa in various management positions prior to joining the new Department of Conservation in 1987.  When a Conservancy was established for Tongariro Taupo in 1989 Paul was appointed as Regional Conservator, a position he held until his retirement in 2011.

Paul says the most satisfying part of his Conservator role was working with a variety of conservation groups who had so much commitment to do work that the Department could not do on its own.

Having worked closely with Project Tongariro and being the Department's rep on its Committee since 1986, Paul is delighted to now be President and have the opportunity to work from the community perspective.