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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
Monday 29th July 2019 Wednesday 4th August 2019
Monday 23rd September 2019 Wednesday 2 October 2019
Monday 25th November 2019 Wednesday 4th December 2019
Monday 27th January 2020 Wednesday 5th February 2020
Monday 23rd March 2020 Wednesday 1st April 2020
Monday 25th May 2020 Wednesday 3rd June 2020

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.
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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 hapū.
  • Location map (if applicable)
  • Written permission from the landowner (if applicable).
  • Quotes for the Project Budget.
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Ngati Tuwharetoa Mercury Development Group

Annual Report 2017-2018


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
Monday 19th August 2019 Wednesday 28th August 2019
Monday 21st October 2019 Wednesday 30th October 2019
Monday 2nd December 2019 Wednesday 11th December 2019
Monday 17th February 2020 Wednesday 26th February 2020
Monday 20th April 2020 Wednesday 29th April 2020
Monday 1st June 2020 Wednesday 10th June 2020

For EDUCATION, HEALTH & WELLBEING initiatives applicants must provide:

  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • Education: Confirmation of enrolment and course fees from the education provider.
  • Health & Wellbeing (including Sport): Confirmation from the national body.
  • A letter of support from marae.
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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, hapū and/or trust.
  • Location map (if applicable)
  • Written permission from landowner (if applicable).
  • Quotes for the Project Budget.
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Ngati Tuwharetoa Genesis Energy Committee

Annual Report 2017-2018