Over recent years the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board on behalf of Ngāti Tūwharetoa has negotiated a number of initiatives to support Ngāti Tūwharetoa endeavours.

Ngāti Tūwharetoa - Mercury Development Group

In October 2002 the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Mighty River Power Development group was established as a result of a partnership agreement between Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Mighty River Power. In 2016 Mighty River Power became Mercury Energy and the group is now referred to as the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Mercury Development Group.The Development Group provides support for cultural, educational and sporting initiatives.

Applications can be made throughout the year. Applying online? Applications will only be accepted if all supporting documentation is attached.


Application Due Meeting Dates
Friday 23 March 2018 Wednesday 4 April 2018
Friday 25 May 2018 Wednesday 6 June 2018
Monday 23 July 2018 Wednesday 1 August 2018
Monday 24 September 2018 Wednesday 3 October 2018
Monday 26 November 2018 Wednesday 5 December 2018
Monday 28 January 2019 Friday 8 February 2019
Monday 25 March 2019 Wednesday 3 April 2019
Monday 27 May 2019 Wednesday 5 June 2019

For LEADERSHIP & SPORTS initiatives applicants must provide:

  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • Sports Representation: Confirmation from the national body.
  • Leadership: Confirmation of enrolment and course fees from their education provider.
For PROJECT initiatives applicants must provide:

  • A legal document verifying the organisation details and status (if applicable).
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • A letter of support from Hapu.
  • Location map (if applicable)
  • Written permission from landowner (if applicable).
  • Quotes for the Project Budget.

Ngāti Tūwharetoa Genesis Energy Committee

In 2000 an agreement was signed with Genesis Energy to mitigate the ongoing impacts of the Tongariro Power Scheme on Ngāti Tūwharetoa. The Ngāti Tūwharetoa Genesis Energy Committee was established as a result of this agreement. The Committee provides support for cultural, educational, health, and environmental initiatives.

Applications can be made throughout the year. Applying online? Applications will only be accepted if all supporting documentation is attached.


Application Due Meeting Dates
Friday 30 March 2018 (Education applications for Semester 1 due) Wednesday 11 April 2018
Friday 1 June 2018 Wednesday 13 June 2018
Monday 20 August 2018 (Education applications for Semester 2 due) Wednesday 29 August 2018
Monday 22 September 2018 (All environmental applications due) Wednesday 31 October 2018
Monday 3 December 2018 Wednesday 12 December 2018
Monday 18 February 2019 Friday 27 February 2019
Monday 15 April 2019 (Education applications for Semester 1 due) Wednesday 24 April 2019
Monday 3 June 2019 Wednesday 12 June 2019

For EDUCATION, HEALTH & WELLBEING initiatives applicants must provide:
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • Sports Representation: Confirmation from the national body.
  • Leadership: Confirmation of enrolment and course fees from the education provider.
  • A letter of support from Marae.
For PROJECT initiatives applicants must provide:
  • A legal document verifying the organisation details and status (if applicable).
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • A letter and minutes of a meeting confirming the support of the Marae, Hapu and/or Trust.
  • Location map (if applicable)
  • Written permission from landowner (if applicable).
  • Quotes for the Project Budget.