The purpose of the Trust
As stated in the Rongowhakaata Charitable Trust Deed is to
“Receive hold, manage and administer the Trust Funds for every charitable purpose benefiting Rongowhakaata whether it relates to the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or religion or any other matter beneficial to the community of Rongowhakaata and all members of Rongowhakaata irrespective of where those members reside and for every such charitable purpose benefiting the members of the community generally.
The Trust is essentially responsible for developing and implementing a range of interventions and initiatives on behalf of its Iwi members and has an integral part to play in improving the social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing of our Iwi.
Pivotal to achieving our goals is the successful completion of our negotiations with the Crown to settle the Turanganui-a-Kiwa Treaty of Waitangi Claims.