Ko Tongariro te maunga, Ko Taupō te moana, Ko Tūwharetoa te iwi, Ko te Heuheu te tangata.
Ko Ngāti Ruingarangi, Ngāti Rauhoto rātou ko Ngāti Te Maunga nga karangaranga hapū.
Danny Aperahama Loughlin is the iwi appointee for Tūwharetoa. He is General Manager for Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries. Prior to that he was an Accountant practicing in Taupō.
Danny has a Bachelor of Management Studies from Waikato University and was a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand.
As a trustee of the Tūwharetoa Maori Trust Board for over 14 years, he has a responsibility as the legal kaitiaki for Taupō Waters, including the Waikato River.
His current board responsibilities include:
- Tūwharetoa Maori Trust Board
- Waikato Regional Council Joint Governance Committee
- Ngāti Tūwharetoa Fisheries Holdings Limited
- Tauhara Moana Trust
- Tauhara Dairy Ltd
- Healthy Rivers Plan for Change / Wai Ora – He Rautaki Whakapaipai Committee.