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After a lengthy consultation period between Genesis Energy and Ngāti Tūwharetoa, in 2000 the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (on behalf of nga hapū o Ngāti Tūwharetoa) and Genesis Energy signed an agreement to mitigate the on-going impacts of the Tongariro Power Scheme on Ngāti Tūwharetoa.

An outcome of this agreement is the establishment of Ngāti Tūwharetoa - Genesis Energy Committee. The primary purpose of the committee is to distribute the mitigation funds on behalf of Ngāti Tūwharetoa as per the objectives set out below.

Key Objective

The key objective of the group that relates specifically to education, health & wellbeing is:

  1. To promote projects to facilitate the education, health and well-being of Ngāti Tūwharetoa youth.

Explanation: to facilitate educational development of Ngāti Tūwharetoa (especially Tūwharetoa youth) and promote their health and well-being, including educational, sports and recreational activities. The outcomes of these initiatives shall be communicated to wider Ngāti Tūwharetoa where applicable.

Funding Criteria
  1. Applicant must be of Ngāti Tūwharetoa descent and registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board.
  2. The applicant must clearly demonstrate how the proposal will contribute to achieving the key objective of the group.
  3. Applicants for 'education assistance' must demonstrate that their proposal will lead to a tertiary qualification in areas related to natural resource management, planning and/or environmental sciences.
  4. Applicants for 'education assistance - Growing Tūwharetoa at Home' must demonstrate their commitment to their marae/hapū/Tūwharetoa (500 words minimum) and how their proposal will directly benefit them and therefore marae/hapū/Tūwharetoa (500 words minimum). This MUST be verified by the marae by a signed letter of support.
  5. The committee may consider funding course fees for 'education assistance' applications which is paid directly to the provider.
  6. The criteria for those applying for 'sporting assistance' is as follows:
    • Only those selected to represent New Zealand at an international and/or national competition will be considered (written confirmation from the national body is required).
    • Teams seeking support must clearly demonstrate how they are utilising Tūwharetoatanga
    Preference will be given to those applications that have wide benefit and clearly show how the outcomes will be communicated to Ngāti Tūwharetoa at hapū and/or iwi level (proposals at whānau level will also be considered).
  7. If successful, the applicant will be required to provide written feedback to the committee on the outcome of their proposal and if required a breakdown of the budget. The applicant will also be asked to report back to the committee at a suitable time.
  8. The committee retains the right to withdraw any funding if there has been no communication between the parties.

The committee will not accept:

  1. Applications that are incomplete or require further information.
  2. Applications that may be more appropriately funded from other sources
  3. Funding requested for items such as computers, text books or other course related costs, or sporting uniform costs.
  4. Projects that have been completed prior to applying for funding.

The Ngāti Tūwharetoa Genesis Energy Committee meets every 2 months to consider applications.

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If you are an individual applying for assistance, please provide your Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board registration number below - Applications will not be considered unless you are registered on the database

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Objectives that will provide value and maintain meaningful connections within Ngāti Tūwharetoa

In a brief outline list the benefits useful in terms of future career goals and personal development

When will the activity or course start and finish.

List any other rōpu or organisations that support your proposal along with funding.

Community service, Iwi Support, wānanga program

Is this a continuation of previous undertakings or is it a new endeavour?

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For those applying for Education or Growing Tūwharetoa at Home Assistance please complete this section.



Please attach any other additional information to support this application (i.e hapū support or sporting oganisation)

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All enquiries to be directed to:
Project Coordinator - Lauren Fletcher
Phone: +64 7 386 8832
Mobile: +64 21 224 8268

Final Applications Due 2018-2019 Financial Year
Monday 3rd June 2019 Wednesday 12th June 2019
2019-2020 Financial Year
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