We have initiated a review of the Ngā Tāngata o Whanganui Trust Deed, which sets out the terms and operations of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui Trust.
Over the months of August and September 2022, an Independent Review Team lead by Sam Bishara will be engaging and seeking the views of Whanganui uri at home and around the motu.
We encourage all uri of Whanganui to share your views through this process and participate in this Trust Deed review.
At the end of the process, the Review Team will make recommendations to the Trustees as to any amendments that should be made to the Deed.
Dates and venues for Phase 2 Hui are being confirmed. Follow our facebook page or check out our website for up-to-date information.
|Taumarunui||August 13||1pm||Ngapuwaiwaha Marae, Taumarunui St|
|Raetihi||August 13||4.30pm||Uenuku Trust office, 28 Queen St, Raetihi|
|Pipiriki||August 14||TBC||Paraweka Marae, 2527 Pipiriki Raetihi Road, Pipiriki|
|Parikino (TBC)||August 14||TBC||TBC|
|New Plymouth||September 8||TBC||TBC|
Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Trust was established on the 4th of August 2014 to receive the assets and responsibilities arising from Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act 2017.
When Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Trust was established, the Trust Deed included a review clause that states that within five years of the Settlement, the Trustees shall initiate a review of the terms and operation of this Deed and, in particular, shall review the arrangements relating to the election of Trustees and all other aspects of the representation of Whanganui Iwi by the Trust.
The review should help us to identify pathways for greater connection and contribution, as well as enabling Te Awa Tupua and the role of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki to be more widely understood.
To ensure the process was built with the Iwi, the review process is being undertaken in two phases.
Phase One took place in June and July and involved our Trustees holding a roadshow around the motu and online focused on celebrating our Iwi journey and gathering input into how the Trust Deed Review should occur.
Thank you to everyone who attended our hui during Phase One. We look forward to seeing you again during Phase Two hui, due to be held in August.
It is important that the review captures and reflects the voices and aspirations of our people.
There are several ways that you can connect and contribute to this kaupapa:
If you have any further questions about the Trust Deed Review, please email us at email@example.com or phone us at 0800 AWA TUPUA.