Honorary Consul Mr. Tõnu Loorpärg
3 Olliver Grove Waikanae Beach
Phone: +64 4 29 31 361
Fax: +64 4 29 31 361
Assignments: Partner Taipoi Forestry Investments, Member NZ Institute International Affairs, Member NZ Returned Services Association.
Professional experience: Graduate Royal Military College of Australia 1960-1963. Served in NZ Army 1964-1980 as Infantry Officer on Operations in SE Asia and in Staff appointments in NZ. BA Public Administration and Political Science 1976, Master of Public Policy 1978. Served Government in State Services Commission as a Director and at NZ College of Management as Deputy/Acting Principal. Operated in Private Sector as General Manager Executive Leasing Morgan and Banks Ltd. Wellington, Managing Director of The Management Edge Ltd a Strategic/Total Quality Management Consulting Company, Managing Director of Avatar Estate Vineyard.
Areas for developing relations with Estonia: trade between Estonia and NZ, especially ICT, Forestry, Farming exchange programs. Military links for NZ as a NATO partner and advice on NZ expertise in promoting Democratic Governance in Public Administration and Management of Change.
Vision: assistance in providing military, commercial and Government links for Estonia in Australia and NZ, promoting wine/liquor industries, advice on relationships with Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Associations: Past President NZ Institute of Public Administration, Duke of Edingburgh Conferences Alumnae, Duntroon Society. As Convenor Estonian Culture Group in Wellington, providing pastoral care, assistance and advice to young Estonians and other tourists visiting New Zealand, helping maintain family links with Estonia for those Estonians living in NZ.
Hobbies: Writing and translating books on NZ/Estonian Memoirs, participating in Golf and following sport, especially Rugby Union and tennis.