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Expressions of Interest: Commercial Board Directors

Are you looking for the next step in your career? Do you have strong entrepreneurial skills combined with a passion for the development of the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of New Zealand?

Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa (TToTW) Trust is searching for individuals to fill the role of Directors on its Commercial Board.

TToTW was established to manage the Settlement redress on behalf of the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa, which was received on 12 September 2018, as part of the settlement with the Crown for all the historical Treaty of Waitangi Claims within the Wairoa District.

We are now entering an exciting new era and are moving forward with seeing the benefits for the iwi, hapū and whānau of Wairoa with a specific focus on achieving cultural, social, and economical benefits.

Expressions of interest are invited for Directors on the Board. Candidates will demonstrate strong investment advisor experience, financial, legal or business background gained in any sector with preferable experience in commercial property assets, investments, primary sector, and a strong appreciation of the significant role that TToTW plays in the region.

The term of appointment is for two years, with Directors eligible for reappointment.

Further information on the Directors’ role is by contacting Emily Johnstone at Deloitte on 07 920 7196 or

To apply in strict confidence, email your CV to or by mail to:

Attention: Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa, Deloitte, PO Box 12003, Rotorua 3045.

Applications close on Friday 8 March 2019.

Results of voting: final representation and asset arrangements

The results of the Special Resolution Vote on our final representation and asset arrangements and required Trust Deed updates are in. We received a 91.78%% YES vote from those Adult Registered Members who voted.

Click here to view the final full results from Independent Returning Officer, Electionz.

This positive outcome means we can move forward with the Unit Trust Model, and the Kāhui representation it is underpinned by.

On behalf of the Trustees of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa, we wish to acknowledge all whānau who voted in support. Tēnā koutou!

This is a very exciting time for our whānau, hapū and iwi. It is the start of a new era – and it has been more than 30 years in the making. We can finally move forward, and start seeing the benefits for our iwi, hapū and whānau!

The Trust and your Kāhui will be in touch with you over the coming months on next steps, and with more information on how you can be involved.

The result of this vote means that your Kāhui can start working to benefit you, our people. This is our time to start achieving culturally, socially, and economically. This is our time to make things happen for our future.

What happens now?

  • The Trust will make the required changes to the Trust Deed
  • New Kāhui Tātau Tātau Representatives will be elected by the end of March 2019. The Tātau Tātau representatives will be the directors of the Corporate Trustee of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust.
  • Our new Tātau Tātau Representatives will focus on finalising Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa’s Five-Year Strategic plan which is currently in draft form.
  • A consultation process will be run next year amongst our members so that we can get your feedback on this important document.

Ka mihi ki a koutou i tautoko mai. Together we are Tātau Tātau!

Waitangi Day competition winners!

Thank you to all our whānau for participating in the Waitangi Day registrations and phone competition.

Congratulations to Chevon Mitchell and Bailey Thompson – you are our lucky winners of a new Samsung S8s. Kia manahau!

Rangatahi event in Wairoa for Waitangi Day 2018

Kia ora to all our Rangatahi – join us on Waitangi Day for an event all about you! An awesome concert with six bands, and the chance to kōrero about what you want for the future of Te Wairoa.

Your voice is important. Come and have fun with your friends, and celebrate what it means to be Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa. More details to come… follow us on Facebook to stay updated.

Mauri Ora!

Annual General Meeting 2017

Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trustees hereby give notice to the members of the iwi and hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa of our inaugural Annual General Meeting on 16 December 2017 at Tāne-nui-a-Rangi Marae, Nūhaka.

You’re very welcome to attend and get all the updates on our mahi over the last year.


  1. Pōwhiri
  2. Karakia Tohi
  3. Trustees’ Annual Report
  4. Audited Financial Statements
  5. Appointment of the Independent Auditor
  6. Approval of the Trustees’ Remuneration
  7. General Business
  8. Kai o te Pō

Tāne-nui-a-Rangi Marae

4pm to 7pm
Saturday 16 December 2017

Let us know you’re attending on Facebook.

The Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Annual Report is available here – it includes the Chairperson’s Report on the Trust’s activities since we signed the Deed of Settlement in November last year, and the full set of Financial Statements for the eight months up until 30 June 2017.

Inside the report is the AGM agenda and details of the four resolutions to be voted on. We will have hard copies of the Annual Report available for everyone at the AGM.

If you would like a printed copy to be sent out to you, please get in touch with the Trust Office at or phone (06) 838 8262.

Rangatahi – we need you!

We’ve teamed up with Wairoa’s own Rugged and Wylde to share what’s important to our Rangatahi, and find out why registering with Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa is so important for our future.

This clip is the start of a range of video and blogs that will be developed over the coming months.

There has been a growing desire within and outside Te Wairoa for the inclusion of rangatahi in some way at a governance level of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust. Our current Deed enables the formation of a council of kaumātua but makes no provision for a similar structure for rangatahi.

We can change this, by creating a new structure that meets the needs of our Trust and the ambitions of our rangatahi.

Watch this space and ‘like’ and follow us on Facebook as we release more – and share the video while you’re there! Provide your insight, experience and perspectives on what the future could look like if you had a chance to design it – register with your iwi, join the conversation and help us shift our future into overdrive.

Nau mai haere mai tātau tātau kātoa.
Apiata Tapine, Trustee, Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust

November Hui: Join us to kōrero about the future of Tātau Tātau

Thank you for sharing your views on our future and what’s important to you at our August Engagement Hui.

Your Trustees have listened to your feedback and refined how our Aspirations, Values and Principles, and proposed representation and asset ownership structure could look in the future.

Now it’s over to you again – we’re back on the road around Aotearoa in November, to share feedback from August’s Hui, look at the refinements your Trustees have made and gather more feedback from our Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa whānau.

This is an exciting time with big decisions on our future to be made very soon. Getting your thoughts is really important, so we hope you can join us at one of the following hui:

Wairoa Hui 
Wairoa College Hall
5pm Friday 03 November 2017

Napier Hui
EIT Taradale
1pm Saturday 04 November 2017

Wellington Hui
James Cook Hotel
12pm Sunday 05 November 2017

Rotorua Hui
Ibis Hotel
5pm Friday 10 November 2017

Hamilton Hui
Ibis Tainui
1pm Saturday 11 November 2017

Auckland Hui
Jet Park Hotel
11am Sunday 12 November 2017

Palmerston North Hui
Hotel Coachman
5pm Friday 17 November 2017

Invercargill Hui
Kelvin Hotel
1pm Saturday 18 November 2017

Christchurch Hui 
Sudima Hotel
10am Sunday 19 November 2017

Everyone with whakapapa to Te Rohe o Te Wairoa is welcome to attend these Engagement Hui – but only registered members will be able to vote later on. Please check with whānau to make sure they’re registered – if not, tell them to sign up now!

From here, our Trustees will make recommendations, taking your feedback into account. Then all adult registered members will have the opportunity to vote on the special resolutions.

Take part online
If you can’t make it to one of the November Hui, you can still play your part:

  • Provide feedback directly to the Trust Board through an online survey form, which will be emailed to you and available on our website soon – feel free to share it around the whānau
  • Read the November Engagement Hui information book to understand the key concepts for discussion and feedback
  • Hui will be live video streamed through our Facebook page – and you can ask questions by posting them on Facebook while they are underway

It’s you, our people, who’ll decide on the final asset and representation arrangements. Your participation is crucial to a successful future for the iwi and hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa.

Special General Meeting

The next step in our settlement process is a Special General Meeting – all iwi members are invited to share your thoughts and give feedback.

This will be held on Saturday 30 September, from 5pm to 7pm, at Wairoa College Hall.

This meeting formally begins the Review Process for our asset ownership and representation arrangements, in accordance with Sections 2.3 and 2.4 of our Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust Deed. The meeting agenda will include a presentation, Q&A and workshop session.


Special event: Ministry for the Environment Signing Ceremony
Our Trustees invite all iwi and hapū members of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa to witness a new Relationship Agreement with the Ministry for the Environment.

The signing will be held on Friday 15 September from 11am to 1pm at the Whakakī Marae, Wairoa.

Re-watch video from our August engagement Hui

August’s series of Engagement Hui across Aotearoa were extremely valuable thanks to the whanāu attending and participating in the engagement process – ngā mihi to everyone that took part.

Online, large numbers tuned into the live-steamed videos – you can re-watch the videos below to catch up on what was said.

The next step in the process is seeking your feedback on proposed asset and representation models in November, then the Initial Trustees will take your feedback and make recommendations. After that, all adult registered members will be able to vote on the changes by way of special resolutions. Register here if you haven’t already – don’t wait!

Wairoa Hui – 4 August 2017

Napier Hui – 5 August 2017

Wellington Hui 6 August 2017

Wellington Hui video presentation

Wellington hui video part three

Rotorua Hui 11 August 2017

Rotorua Hui 11 August 2017 part two

Hamilton Hui 12 August 2017

Auckland Hui 13 August 2017

Palmerston North Hui 18 August 2017 – part one

Palmerston North Hui 18 August 2017 – part two

Invercargill Hui 19 August 2017 part one

Invercargill Hui 19 August 2017 part two

Christchurch Hui 20 August 2017

Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa engagement hui happening throughout August

Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa will soon be holding Engagement Hui with our members across Aotearoa.

At these hui we will update you on our recent mahi and seek your feedback on our Aspirations, Values, and Principles, as well as potential concepts for our asset and representation arrangements.

Our Settlement Bill is currently before Parliament and we hope it will be completed early next year.

Our Trustees are meeting monthly and making good progress on transitioning from our negotiating body Te Tira Whakaemi o Te Wairoa to Tātau Tātau.

The upcoming Engagement Hui are really important. What you tell us will help shape the thinking on our future representative structure, which currently has 7 Kāhui (Clusters), and our asset ownership arrangements.

An Information Booklet will be available at the hui and on this website soon.

Please join us at one of the following hui:

War Memorial Hall
4pm Friday 04 August 2017

EIT Taradale
1pm Saturday 05 August 2017

Shed 6 Queens Wharf
11am Sunday 06 August 2017

Holiday Inn
4pm Friday 11 August 2017

Alcamo Hotel
1pm Saturday 12 August 2017

Jet Park Hotel
11am Sunday 13 August 2017

Palmerston North
Copthorne Hotel
5:30pm Friday 18 August 2017

Ascot Park Hotel
1pm Saturday 19 August 2017

Sudima Hotel
11am Sunday 20 August 2017

Remember, it is you, our people, who decide on the final asset and representation arrangements.

In November, we will seek your feedback on proposed asset and representation models, then the Initial Trustees will take your feedback and make recommendations. After that, all adult registered members will be able to vote on the changes by way of special resolutions.

Everyone with whakapapa to Te Rohe o Te Wairoa is welcome to attend the Engagement Hui. However, only our registered members can vote, so please check that all your whānau are registered – if not, tell them to register here today!


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