Members of the Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Group
When we are ready to harvest we are careful to ensure that we take the fruit or hua but not destroy the tree or crop unnecessarily. As Te Whawhaki is the key distribution arm of the NTT group, its role is to ensure that what is available is harvested and that the rest is left to seed and grow further opportunities (whawhaki: gather, harvest or pick).
Te Whawhaki Trust is a charitable arm of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui established to receive, use and administer the Trust Funds exclusively for the charitable purposes that benefit Whanganui Iwi or Te Awa Tupua.
The breadth of charitable purposes include;
Te Whawhaki as an entity of the Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Group is responsible for the components of the strategic goals focused on the wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua and Whanganui Iwi.
The establishment of Te Whawhaki was initiated in December 2018 with the signing of the Trust Deed and subsequent appointment of the Trustees.
Since this time Te Whawhaki have been laying the foundation for their work moving forward including:
Te Whawhaki has developed a draft Statement of Intent and Strategic plan which requires initial input from Whanganui Iwi. Given it has been 20 years since the Whanganui Iwi Development Summit was held at Pūtiki Marae, Te Whawhaki seek to finalise the Statement of Intent and Strategic plan following an opportunity to interface with the iwi through the NTT Group planned initiative He Waka Pakoko – The Pathway to 2040.
The following Trustees were appointed to Te Whawhaki Trust following an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process.