Welcome to Palmerston North Reserve Trust

About Us

 

 

Introduction

The Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust is an Ahu Whenua Trust constituted under Section 244 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993. 

The Trust is governed by a board of 10 Trustees, with Liz Mellish being the current Chair. Trustees are elected by the beneficial owners.

There are currently 910 beneficial owners with many other whanau through those beneficial owners.

With total assets of $77 million as at March 31, 2014 the beneficial owners have been achieving a very good economic return from their assets.

The Trust currently owns a total of approximately 13 hectares of land in central Palmerston North. It also jointly owns a property with Wellington Tenths Trust in Thorndon, Wellington. 

 

Relationship with Wellington Tenths Trust

Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust and Wellington Tenths Trust are known as "sister trusts". This is because they emanate from the same parents, that being the land and waters at Te Whanganui a ara.

Both Trusts are comprised of etehi o nga hapu/iwi o Taranaki who are mana whenua at Te Whanganui a Tara.

This, along with the terms of land exchange that created the Palmerston North Maori Reserve, shows how closely the Trusts are ‘related’ with many owners succeeding to both Trusts. It is important to have an understanding of the ‘whakapapa’ of the Trusts in order to understand the closeness of the relationship they share.

 

Introduction

The Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust is an Ahu Whenua Trust constituted under Section 244 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993. 

The Trust is governed by a board of 10 Trustees, with Liz Mellish being the current Chair. Trustees are elected by the beneficial owners.

There are currently 910 beneficial owners with many other whanau through those beneficial owners.

With total assets of $77 million as at March 31, 2014 the beneficial owners have been achieving a very good economic return from their assets.

The Trust currently owns a total of approximately 13 hectares of land in central Palmerston North. It also jointly owns a property with Wellington Tenths Trust in Thorndon, Wellington. 

 

Relationship with Wellington Tenths Trust

Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust and Wellington Tenths Trust are known as "sister trusts". This is because they emanate from the same parents, that being the land and waters at Te Whanganui a ara.

Both Trusts are comprised of etehi o nga hapu/iwi o Taranaki who are mana whenua at Te Whanganui a Tara.

This, along with the terms of land exchange that created the Palmerston North Maori Reserve, shows how closely the Trusts are ‘related’ with many owners succeeding to both Trusts. It is important to have an understanding of the ‘whakapapa’ of the Trusts in order to understand the closeness of the relationship they share.

 

CDs available 

He Kohikohinga o Nga Waiata o Taranaki CD and Booklet. This audio CD with 47 Taranaki waiata, ngeri, karakia, pou, etc. and accompanying booklet with lyrics and brief backgrounds is available from the Executive Office. This was developed as a learning resource. These taonga will be of most interest to Taranaki Whanui descendants for personal use. If you are not from Taranaki Whanui and would like to use material from this resource, we ask that you contact us first at hikoikoi@tekau.maori.nz. There is a small charge to obtain this resource of $5.00 (plus postage).

Te Tira Whakaritorito

This series of 7 "Educating Ourselves" booklets are also available from the Executive Office at the minimal cost of $5.00 (plus postage) for the set. The booklets are (1) Hunukutanga; (2) Te Upoko o Te Ika; (3) Life in Port Nicholson After the Arrival of Pakeha Settlers; (4) Te Whanganui a Tara me One Takiwa - Pa, Kainga, Ngakinga, Urupa; (5) The Changing Landscape; (6) Waitangi Tribunal Findings & Settlement Act; (7) Entrepreneurship Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui.
Any enquiries about the CDs or booklet set should be directed to hikoikoi@tekau.maori.nz or by phoning 04 4732502

CDs available 

He Kohikohinga o Nga Waiata o Taranaki CD and Booklet. This audio CD with 47 Taranaki waiata, ngeri, karakia, pou, etc. and accompanying booklet with lyrics and brief backgrounds is available from the Executive Office. This was developed as a learning resource. These taonga will be of most interest to Taranaki Whanui descendants for personal use. If you are not from Taranaki Whanui and would like to use material from this resource, we ask that you contact us first at hikoikoi@tekau.maori.nz. There is a small charge to obtain this resource of $5.00 (plus postage).

Te Tira Whakaritorito

This series of 7 "Educating Ourselves" booklets are also available from the Executive Office at the minimal cost of $5.00 (plus postage) for the set. The booklets are (1) Hunukutanga; (2) Te Upoko o Te Ika; (3) Life in Port Nicholson After the Arrival of Pakeha Settlers; (4) Te Whanganui a Tara me One Takiwa - Pa, Kainga, Ngakinga, Urupa; (5) The Changing Landscape; (6) Waitangi Tribunal Findings & Settlement Act; (7) Entrepreneurship Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui.
Any enquiries about the CDs or booklet set should be directed to hikoikoi@tekau.maori.nz or by phoning 04 4732502