Richard White

Born and bred in Ruatāhuna Richard White is an accomplished hunter, fisherman, horse whisperer, and tramper. When not taking clients out for their unforgettable experience, Richard is out possum trapping, doing his bit to keep the Te Urewera native forests in its pristine state.

After spending over 20 years of working as a light engineer in the township of Rotorua, and only going home to Ruatāhuna in weekends and holidays to help with the family farm and enjoy hunting, Richard finally made the move to live the dream and with wife of over 30 years moved home to build a world class indigenous business, Ahurei Adventures.

Generations of knowledge about the local flora and fauna have been handed down to this quiet respectful man. Richard has a unique style of hunting that suits everyone from the beginner to the very advanced of hunters and nature lovers.

He believes his skills and knowledge in animal husbandry, hunting, fishing, and bush skills have come just from growing up in the area, and over the years, every season Richard learns new things to share.

Richard continues to uphold his tribal and community responsibilities, and places great importance on caring for his family, but to say that his passion is being out in the bush with his clients, well that would be an absolute understatement.

Ko Kiha te Maunga
Ko Waihirere te Awa
Ko Oputao te Marae
Ko Te Ngāwari te Whare
Ko Ngāti Tāwhaki te Hapū
Ko Tūhoe te Iwi