Our People

Mutu Ngarimu - Site Manager

Over 20 years’ experience in Operational Management & Health & Safety management within Port, Warehouse, Logistic, Manufacturing industries.

15 years coaching various National, Provincial, Club & Schoolboy representative rugby teams. Passion for working in team environments with developing future leaders and creating pathways for people to grow and display skills.

Excited to be part of the Manawatu Inland Port team. Strategically region has been identified for significant growth & development within the industry and its an awesome opportunity to part of journey.

Russ Jones - Operations Manager

I have been in and around the Shipping Container / Transport and logistics industry for the last 24 years. Cutting my gums in Auckland and now living in the Mighty Manawatu. Have recently joined the team here at M.I.P and eager to get stuck in and help this place grow.

Lynny Henry - Container Controller and Admin Support

I have moved to Palmy from Hamilton with 20+ years manufacturing experience.
I look forward to a new challenge at MIP, using skills I have acquired over the years, and learning new skills within this industry, minimizing downtime and costs and maximizing overall efficiency and health and safety
I’m happy to be here, meet new people and integrate with the great team here at MIP

James Rodie - Team Leader

I am born and bred in the Palmerston North / Longburn area and enjoy an active family and social life, and enjoy the lifestyle that the area has to offer.

I come from a warehousing environment with 2 years’ experience on a forklift. I’m excited for the opportunity to learn how to operate new machinery and learn more about warehousing and how the inland port is run. As well as being an active member of the team as the Port grows and expands.
I’m excited to join the team and look forward to bringing as much as I can to be an asset in the future of Manawatu Inland port .

Michel Latu - Equipment Operator / StorePerson

I come from a Transport and Logistics background with 9 years’ experience in operating forklifts, loading linehaul units taking cargo all over N.Z.

I appreciate the opportunity I have to upskill in operating different machinery, and knowledge at the Manawatu Inland Port. Everyday is different which is what I like. It’s definitely not a boring job.

Our Company Values

We pride ourselves on the professional service that we provide our customers.
We strive to uphold our company values every day in every aspect of what we do.


Offer professional and efficient logistics support services which benefit our clients, our staff and the community at large.


To act responsibly to our customers, shareholders, staff and the wider community ensuring the longevity, sustainability and security of the Manawatū Inland Port.


To carry out all our functions safely, diligently and responsibly with as minimal environmental impact as possible.


To be the logistics support provider of choice, for the greater Manawatū region.



Two of the leading companies in the distribution and logistics sector of New Zealand. We are proud that these two companies make up the shareholders for the Manawatū Inland Port.

Napier Port

Napier Port is proud to be the shipping gateway connecting the centre of New Zealand with the people and markets of the world.


Halls Group

Hall’s substantial fleet comprises some of the most technologically advanced refrigerated equipment on New Zealand’s roads today, with an excess of 300 solid sided trailers are purpose-built for operation in New Zealand.


Our Region

Our region is strategically located at the geographic center of New Zealand. Its largest city, Palmerston North, acts as a central hub for the North Island with highway, rail and air connections to major centers and regions in all directions, creating a successful distribution and logistics center.

Whilst we boast our ever-growing distribution and logistics growth, we are also a center for creativity, education, innovation and science. Our region is home to three major tertiary education providers, more than the countries fair share of scientists and produces new and innovative products and concepts every year which shape the world we live in.

The region also provides a calm and peaceful work-life balance. A small city, and a heap of rural towns, we have affordable housing, short commutes, friendly people as well as a vibrant arts and theatre sector.



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  • Closed Saturday - Sunday