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Ngāti Tūwharetoa  
Genesis Energy Committee (NTGEC)

After a lengthy consultation period between Genesis Energy and Ngāti Tūwharetoa, in 2000 the Tūwharetoa Maori Trust Board (on behalf of hapu of Ngāti Tūwharetoa) and Genesis Energy signed an agreement to mitigate the ongoing impacts of the Tongariro Power Development Scheme (TPDS) on Ngāti Tūwharetoa.

An outcome of this agreement is the establishment of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Genesis Energy Committee (NTGEC). The primary purpose of the committee is to distribute the mitigation funds on behalf of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. The Committee provides support for cultural, educational, health, and environmental initiatives.

24/25 Hui Dates

Final Applications Due 2024-2025 Meeting Dates
Monday 24 June 2024 Wednesday 10 July 2024
Monday 16 September 2024 Wednesday 25 September 2024
AGM (Waitetoko Marae) 5:00 pm on Tuesday 29 October 2024
Monday 18 November 2024 Wednesday 27 November 2024
Monday 20 January 2025 Wednesday 29 January 2025
Monday 17 March 2025 Wednesday 26 March 2025
Monday 12 May 2025 Wednesday 21 May 2025

*Applications can be made throughout the year.


Grants Available

  1. Culturally Significant Trip
  2. Education
  3. Environmental
  4. Health & Wellbeing (Sports)
  5. Marae Matauranga
  6. Rangatahi Program
  7. Tūwharetoa Hosted Event
  8. Wānanga

For CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT TRIP initiatives applicants must provide:

  • Completed form
  • A detailed project plan and budget.
  • Registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (TMTB) and/or the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST).
  • Project Objectives: Demonstrate how this trip will grow the understanding of rangatahi about being Tūwharetoa.
  • Letter of support (from the School Board of Trustees or Marae/Hapu).
  • Full list of participating students.
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.

Notes:

  • Applications must be submitted by a school and/or marae and must be a school within the Tūwharetoa rohe.
  • International – once in a two-year period – Maximum koha amount of $500.00 per Tūwharetoa student and Kaumatua ($10,000 cap per trip).
  • National – Once a yearMaximum koha amount of $100.00 per Tūwharetoa student and Kaumatua ($5,000 cap per trip).
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For EDUCATION initiatives applicants must provide:

Education Assistance

  • Registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (TMTB) and/or the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST).
  • Confirmation of enrolment and a summary of course fees.
  • Written proposal.
    • Education Assistance must provide a written proposal demonstrating that their course of study will lead to a tertiary qualification in areas related to natural resource management, planning, and/or environmental sciences.
  • Course provider bank account details (must provide a verified deposit slip or statement).

Education – Growing Tuwharetoa at home

  • Registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (TMTB) and/or the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST).
  • Confirmation of enrolment and a summary of course fees.
  • Written proposal (500 words minimum).
    • Growing Tuwharetoa at home must provide a written proposal that will demonstrate their commitment to their marae/hapū/Tūwharetoa a kanohi kitea and how this study will directly benefit the marae/hapū.
  • Course provider bank account details (must provide a verified deposit slip or statement).
  • Letter of support from your Marae.
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For ENVIRONMENTAL initiatives applicants must provide:

  • Completed form.
  • A detailed project plan and budget.
  • A legal document verifying the organisation details and status (if applicable).
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • Letters of support from affected hapū.
  • Location map (if applicable).
  • Written permission from the landowner (if applicable).
  • A detailed cost breakdown for the Project.

Note: New environmental applications for the 2024-2025 funding year will only be considered twice a year. This will be done at the September 2024 and March 2025 hui.

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For HEALTH & WELLBEING initiatives applicants must provide:

International Sporting Grant

  • A completed form.
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • A confirmation letter from the recognised New Zealand National body of your selection.
  • A letter of support from Marae.

National Sporting Grant

  • A completed form.
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • A confirmation letter from the recognised National body of your selection.
  • A letter of support from Marae.
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For MARAE MATAURANGA SUSTAINABILITY initiatives applicants must provide:

  • Completed form
  • A detailed project plan and budget.
  • Applicant must be registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (TMTB) and/or the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST).
  • Marae must be registered under the Tūwharetoa Maori Trust Board.
  • Letter of support from the Marae/Hapu and a copy of the meeting minutes showing the resolution to support your project.
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
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For RANGATAHI PROGRAM initiatives applicants must provide:

  • Completed form
  • A detailed project plan and budget.
  • Applicant must be registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (TMTB) and/or the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST).
  • Project location (description, physical address, and detailed map)
  • Land ownership and/or hapu support.
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
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For TŪWHARETOA HOSTED EVENT initiatives applicants must provide:

  • Completed form
  • A detailed project plan and budget.
  • Applicant must be registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (TMTB) and/or the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST).
  • Project location (description, physical address, and detailed map).
  • Land ownership and/or hapu support.
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
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For WĀNANGA ASSISTANCE initiatives applicants must provide:

  • Registered with the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board (TMTB) and/or the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust (TST).
  • Project Objectives: Demonstrate how the proposal will contribute to achieving the group’s key objectives.
  • A detailed project plan and budget.
  • A verified bank deposit slip or statement.
  • Letters of support from marae/hapu

Notes:

  • Wānanga must be held a Tūwharetoa marae.
  • Catering and marae hireage costs of up to $3,000 for whānau wānanga (Capped). Marae Hirage costs will be paid directly to the Marae.
  • Funding over and above the cap may be given to those wānanga that are hapū or iwi-based (up to $12,000.00. 4x wānanga at $3,000.00 each). These applications will only be considered once per calendar year.
  • Do not cover project management costs.
  • Applicants must provide financial contributions towards the wānanga.
  • Applicants must provide letters of support from the marae/hapū with proof of the booking.
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