Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust

Trustees are elected for a three-year term that started in October 2017. Therefore, the next General Election will be held in 2020. While Trustees are elected by hapū electorates they are accountable to Ngāruahine at large.

Trustees are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring there are sufficient resources to achieve the strategic goals and report to the registered members and the annual general meeting.

Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust (Te Korowai) is the Post Settlement Governance Entity established in 2013 as part of the Ngāruahine Settlement process, and is the representative body for Ngāruahine iwi.

As the mandated entity for Ngāruahine, Te Korowai manages the settlement assets and carries out the objectives of the Trust as listed in the Trust Deed.

Purpose

The objects of Te Korowai that are lead by the Board are:

  • to give effect to the Ngāruahine Settlement Legislation;
  • to hold and apply the treaty settlement in accordance with the provisions of the Trust Deed;
  • performing the functions of a Mandated Iwi Organisation and Iwi Aquaculture Organisation in accordance with the Māori Fisheries Act and the Māori Aquaculture Act respectively;
  • to exercise strategic governance over the Trust Entities and manage prudently the affairs, business activities, assets and liabilities of Te Korowai;
  • to be the voice and representative body for Ngāruahine iwi;
  • to foster and promote amongst Members of Ngāruahine spiritual values, unity, support and cooperation, recognition of traditional customs and values and physical, social, and economic wellbeing and advancement; and
  • to carry on any other objectives which may be carried on in connection with the above objects or which may directly or indirectly achieve those objects.

Board Member Accountability

Te Korowai value Trustees who have strong and active relationships with their hapū and marae. Therefore, Te Korowai encourages and supports all Trustees to report to their hapū electorate using the information approved by the Board. By attending hapū meetings Trustees can facilitate opportunities for their whānau to discuss important kaupapa and then, advocate those aspirations at the board table. However, once elected Trustees are required to act in the interests of the iwi, not just the hapū electorate from which they were elected.

Term of office

Trustees are elected for a three-year term therefore, the next General Election will be held in 2020.  While Trustees are elected by hapū electorates they are accountable to Ngāruahine at large.  Trustees are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring there are sufficient resources to achieve the strategic goals and report to the registered members and the annual general meeting.

As our ancestors once used the night sky
to navigate their way across the uncharted waters of the great pacific,
we to must raise our heads and look towards lofty stars and goals
to find our place in the future.

Strategic Plan, Charting a New Course, 2009-2034

Trustees

Independent Directors