Richard (Dick) GARRATT MNZM

Ngāi Tūhoe

2002 – present – CEO, Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust


2005 National Certificate Sport Management
2005 National Certificate Business Administration
1966 Qualified Tradesman Sign-writer


2002 – Present CEO – Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust
1992 – 2002 Proprietor – Manukau City Signs Ltd
1974 – 1991 Self-Employed Signs Contractor

Community Appointments

2008 – present Trustee – Counties Manukau Sport Foundation
2005 – present Trustee – Tu Toa Charitable Trust
1996 – present President – Aotearoa Maori Tennis Association (AMTA)
1995 – present President – Mangere (Central) Combined Tennis Club


MNZM (Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit) for services to tennis and Māori sports
Life Member Mangere (Central) Combined Tennis Club
Life Member Manukau Rovers Rugby Football Club
Life Member Aotearoa Maori Tennis Association

Sporting Interests

Rugby Auckland Maori, Auckland Restricted, Auckland XV
Manukau Rovers 1964 – 2006 (Gallaher Shield winners 1973)

Tennis AMTA Tennis Seniors 60+ Singles Champion 2014
NZ B Catholic Singles Champion 1971
NZ Seniors 50+ Singles Champion 1988
NZ Seniors Rep Team in two ITF World Championships


In addition to the various committees in which Dick is a current member, he has also been President of Auckland Tennis (2007) organised groups of AMTA players to play in the Queensland Seniors Tournament (on the Gold Coast) for many years, organised Ruia Morrison’s return to Wimbledon with a group of AMTA supporters in 2013, and has recently been elected president of Tennis Seniors South Auckland (February 2014).

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