Our very own Mavis Mullins was named Business Woman of the Year at the University of Auckland Māori Business Leaders Awards. Mavis has attained numerous roles and awards in the past two decades, highlighted by an MNZM for services to the wool industry in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2002.
Born and raised locally, Mavis has many notable achievements in her career, not only through the wool handling industry where she is well known and respected but also on the international business stage. Her advances in the commercial sector were also recognized when she was named the Māori Women’s Welfare League business woman of the year in 1995, at which time she was also studying for an MBA through Massey University. Mavis also has many directorship roles which include Hautaki Ltd, 2 degrees mobile, Poutama Trust, Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre as well as a negotiator on our Rangitāne Settlement Negotiations Trust and PSGE Rangitāne Tu Mai Ra Trust.
In 2015 Mavis was made honorary associate of UCOL. Amongst this high profile, very busy and demanding life, Mavis and Koro have raised four wonderful children and are grandparents to 14 mokopuna, all whilst maintaining an active role in the family shearing business. He tino whakahīhī mātou i a koe mo ou whiwhinga nui.
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