The Daily Charitable Trust

The Daily board of trustees


Marty Robinson


Marty (one of our founding Trustees) is married to Chrissi (our General Manager) and they have three amazing children. He is invested in the wellbeing of Te Puke, having lived in the area for 30 odd years. Together Marty and Chrissi run Redwood Valley Farm out the back of Paengaroa, providing family focused accommodation. Along with farming dry stock he is also involved in the kiwifruit industry managing orchards.Marty is an activator and loves new ideas and seeing people fit into new growing opportunities. Marty is a member of The Institute of Directors and holds qualifications in Horticulture and Building and has experience in directorships and trusteeships in various industries.When it’s time to relax you will find Marty spending time with his family, 4-wheel driving, mountain biking, tinkering with all sorts of projects and out amongst nature.


Richard Crawford

Chair person - Trustee

A bit of a toolman, great with practical ideas and getting things done, Richard is a huge asset to our charity. As Chair of our Trust nothing is too complicated, just a bit of a positive attitude and some great ideas and she will be right!You will find Richard’s lovely wife Julie in The Daily Kitchen as our Kitchen Hand extraordinaire, helping support us to feed our local tamariki with the Ka Ora Ka Ako Lunches in Schools programme. Together these two have four adult children and 3 grandchildren. This hardworking dynamic couple thrive on action.Clearly a go getter Richard was also elected as a councillor with the Western Bay of Plenty District Council late last year. As if that is not enough, he also project manages his building company – Richard Crawford Builders Limited.When he’s not busy with all his roles this social butterfly loves cycling, jetski fishing and working out at the gym.

Hamish Olesen

Hamish Olesen

Treasurer - Trustee


Airdire Grylls



Anika Jeffreys


The Daily Management team


Chrissi Robinson

General Manager

Chrissi is married to Marty and together they have three children, Noah, Sofia and Ben. They live at Redwood Valley Farm and love seeing people enjoy their property.Chrissi was born and bred in Te Puke and discovered her passion for the community through attending local schools and growing up in a local church. This was followed by her involvement in amazing grassroots organisations such as Te Puke Playcentre, where she is a life member.Chrissi was a founding trustee of The Daily Charitable Trust and moved into the General Manager role in 2022. She feels she is ‘living the dream’ doing a job she loves, and is passionate about her town, organisational health and the power of collaboration.She loves time with her whanau, learning Te Reo Maori, going to church, reading, knitting, yoga, walking the dogs down the farm, and supporting the local high school as a board member.

Sam McArtney

The Daily Cafe Manager

Nic Te Kotahi

The Daily Help Manager

Andrew Reid

Operations Manager

Nina Vergnes

The Daily Food Manager

Lunches in school + community meals