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03 546 9568 or 0800 266 325

After hours - 0800 266 325



Trafalgar House, 329 Trafalgar Square East, Nelson

(at corner of Selwyn St and Trafalgar Square East, opposite back of Fashion Island)

Open Hours:  Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-1pm

Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
PO Box 140, Nelson 7040

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Board of Trustees

Keith Preston - NTHT Chair
Keith is a housing consultant and managing director of Sustainability Ltd. Keith has over 30 years experience in social housing in the UK. Since relocating to NZ in 2000, Keith has been instrumental in helping develop several community housing trusts, and has consulted on housing policy with many local authorities as well as central government.
Katrina Kidson - Vice Chair
Katrina is a civil engineer and has spent the last 20 years in the design, build and maintenance of infrastructure and property. She has worked as Company Director, CEO, and Senior Executive in small and large global organisations.
Elton Merrin - Acting Treasurer and Secretary
Elton is an Agri Banker with over 19 years experience with ANZ. He brings a wealth of expertise in financial planning.


Doug McLearie
Doug is a civil engineer with deep experience in project management. He has particular expertise in the management of water and waste water.
David Johnston
David is Ngati Porou and whanau is his foundation. He has extensive experience in leadership and management and has a strong background in banking and operations management. A member of the Institute of Directors of New Zealand David is also the General Manager for a local Iwi and he is passionate about the work of the Trust.
Paul Russell
Paul is a civil engineer experienced in managing and administering construction contracts. He spent several years training project managers and has managed a large consulting office and mentored staff for over ten years. Paul formerly chaired the Nelson Central School Board of Trustees for five years.

Susan Coleman

Susan is Chief Executive of Girl Guiding NZ. Previously, she was Executive Manager Community Services with Nelson City Council. Susan oversaw the operation of NCC’s Community Housing for nine years, thus understands well the nature and challenges of those properties and tenants. Susan has a Masters in Management (Massey University).

Nick Laing

Nick is a lawyer with Duncan Cotterill, serving as an Associate in the litigation and dispute resolution team. Nick’s experience helps NTHT solve complex problems including addressing risk and legal questions. Nick has a Master of Laws (Auckland University).


Carrie Mozena - NTHT Director
Carrie helped found the Trust in 2004. She has a strong background in leadership, community development and not-for-profit management. Carrie also serves on the Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) National Council as Treasurer.

Contact Info

Open Hours:

Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm

Fridays 9am-1pm



03 546 9568

0800 266 325



329 Trafalgar Square East

Nelson 7010

(corner of Selwyn St and Trafalgar Square East)


Postal address:

PO Box 140

Nelson 7040