Who We Are

Joe MartinTrustee

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Joe Martin is a Gisborne-born lawyer and history enthusiast with a particular interest in the voyages of James Cook and the first meetings in Aotearoa between the two peoples who went on to establish the nation of New Zealand.                 

He has been engaged for many years in attempting to elevate those stories in the consciousness of the citizens of Gisborne and the wider public and to commemorate them.

He supports appropriate landscaping and light infrastructure development in the industrialised port area, which now surrounds and compromises the first landing and meeting places.