Mahi Rangatira ki te Iwi


Mahi Tika, Mahi Pono

The Trust Board is committed to maintaining and enhancing the health and wellbeing of Taupō Waters, and enabling Ngāti Tūwharetoa to achieve our social, cultural, environmental and economic aspirations. The Trust Board has identified four key focus areas that will inform our strategic direction from 2018 to 2021. These key focus areas are:

Pou Taiao

We are kaitiaki of our moana and awa
For generations Ngāti Tūwharetoa have held and maintained mana whenua within the Taupō catchment.
The intrinsic relationship alongside our ownership as described (in part) by the 2007 Deed and the Waikato Awa River Legislation weave the whāriki by which the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board are kaitiaki over Taupō Moana and Awa.


Ngāti Tūwharetoa live as Tūwharetoa
We capture and maintain our Tūwharetoa matauranga and are committed to ensuring the sustainability of our marae.


Ngāti Tūwharetoa are educated, healthy and connected
We are successful and leaders within our chosen fields. Our quality of life is always improving, we are health and active, and we maintain strong relationships with our whānau, hapū and iwi


We are a high performing organisation that is commercially successful with meaningful relationships in place.
The organisation is supported by sound policies and robust governance and operating procedures.