Trustee Roles & Responsibilities

The purpose and responsibilities, outlined in the trust deed, for the Ngai Te Ahi Trust are to:

  • Receive all benefits, moneys or property due, payable or transferable to the Ngāi Te Ahi Hapū
  • Hold the Trust Fund and administer the Trust Fund and the liabilities of the Ngāi Te Ahi Raupatu Settlement Trust as trustees on behalf of all persons of Ngāi Te Ahi Hapū descent
  • Manage prudently the affairs, business activities, relationships, assets and liabilities of the Ngāi Te Ahi Raupatu Settlement Trust
  • Distribute benefits directly or indirectly to the Beneficiaries upon any basis which the Ngāi Te Ahi Raupatu Settlement Trust may decide
  • Support and promote community development based programmes for health, education, religion, relief of poverty, employment that improve and enhance the social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing of Ngai Te Ahi beneficiaries in Tauranga Moana
  • Promote that the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are adhered to when dealing with the Crown and its agencies together with territorial authorities, and
  • Support the environmental enhancement, protection and access for tangata whenua and the general public to Mauao (Mount Maunganui), Tauranga harbour and its many tributaries.


The whanau are most welcome to attend our monthly meetings or visit our office anytime – Nau mai, Haere mai!