Establishment of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust was formed to represent the Uri o Ngāti Tama who whakapapa to Te Tauihu o Te Waka-ā-Maui (top of the South Island).  The Trust was established in April 2013. (Click here to view the Trust Deed).

The Trust was established to receive, hold, manage and administer the Trust Fund for the benefit of Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu .

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trustees comprised of:

  • Three General Trustees, who must be registered with Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu and reside in New Zealand; and
  • Four Rohe Trustees, who must be registered with Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu, and reside within Te Tau Ihu.

All Trustees represent the interests of ALL registered members of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust, irrespective of where they reside.

This Trust will receive all Treaty of Waitangi settlement assets, and via settlement legislation takes ownership of all assets of the previous Ngāti Tama Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust.

Previously: Ngāti Tama Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust

Ngāti Tama Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust was incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 and was formed to represent the Uri o Ngāti Tama who whakapapa to Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka-ā-Maui (top of the South Island).  The Trust was established in 1993.

The Trust was established to receive, hold, manage and administer the Trust Fund for charitable purposes benefiting Ngāti Tama (Te Tau Ihu) whether it related to the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion, or any other matter Trustees deemed beneficial to the community of Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu, and all the registered members of Ngāti Tama Manawhenua ki Te Tau Ihu Trust irrespective of where those members reside.

The Trust held the responsibility since 1993 for advancing Treaty of Waitangi claims on behalf of the Uri o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu through their claim Wai 723. Legislation to settle these claims was passed by Parliament on Thursday 17 April 2014.

In 2005-06, the Trust underwent the Mandated Iwi Organisation (MIO) process with Te Ohu KaiMoana in order to receive its fish quota settlement. The Mandated Iwi Organisation status transferred to Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust in April 2014.

Meet Our Team

The Board of Trustees role is to oversee the governance for Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust.

Anthony Little
Anthony LittleChair
Phil Sparks
Phil SparksDeputy Chair
Margie Little
Margie LittleTrustee
Leanne Manson
Leanne MansonTrustee
Fred Te Miha
Fred Te MihaTrustee
Andrew Stephens
Andrew StephensTrustee
Nikita-Marie Day
Nikita-Marie DayTrustee
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