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Te Whānau Whānui
Governance members of the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board are elected from and by Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board beneficiaries aged 18 years and over. The Board consists of up to ten Board Members and a Board Secretary. Each member is appointed for a term of three years.Learn more
Ko Tongariro te Maunga. Ko Taupō te Moana.
Ko Tūwharetoa te iwi. Ko te Heuheu te Tangata
Ngāti Tūwharetoa trace our origins to Te Arawa waka and the great migration from Hawaiki-nui, Hawaiki-roa, Hawaiki-pāmamao.
On arrival to Aotearoa our ancestor, Ngātoroirangi Ariki Ahorei Kaipupuri, Chiefly Priest of the highest order of learning, lay claim to the whenua and resources from the mountain tops within Ngāti Tūwharetoa.Learn more
Ngā Kōrero Hītori
The Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board was established pursuant to the Māori Land Amendment Act 1924 and Māori Land Claims Adjustment Act 1926. The Trust Board later became a Māori Trust Board established by legislation to administer the Trust Board’s assets for the benefit of present and future generations of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. The Trust Board became a statutory entity in 1931 pursuant to the Māori Purposes Act 1931 and is currently constituted by the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955.
The Trust Board administers Taupō Waters on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future generations of Ngāti Tūwharetoa. The Trust Board is committed to maintaining and enhancing the health and well being of Taupō Waters, and enabling Ngāti Tūwharetoa to achieve our social, cultural, environmental and economic goals and aspirationsLearn more