Welcome to Palmerston North Reserve Trust

Owners Information

Scholarships

As an owner are you looking at taking up some more study next year, for yourself or for your children?  

Did you know that owners and whānau of both Trusts are eligible to join the Wellington City online library site for free, which gives you free access to view the Generosity New Zealand (formerly Funding Information Service) website that has access to thousands of grants and scholarships!  

One of those grants might be just right for you, your tamariki, your mokopuna, for anyone in the whānau.

Join the library by going to http://www.wcl.govt.nz/about/joining/ and once you have your membership to the Wellington City Council Library you can log on to the Generosity NZ site and view the grants: http://echeck.wcl.govt.nz/login?qurl=http%3A%2F%2Fapps.generosity.org.nz%2FgivME

 

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Scholarships

As an owner are you looking at taking up some more study next year, for yourself or for your children?  

Did you know that owners and whānau of both Trusts are eligible to join the Wellington City online library site for free, which gives you free access to view the Generosity New Zealand (formerly Funding Information Service) website that has access to thousands of grants and scholarships!  

One of those grants might be just right for you, your tamariki, your mokopuna, for anyone in the whānau.

Join the library by going to http://www.wcl.govt.nz/about/joining/ and once you have your membership to the Wellington City Council Library you can log on to the Generosity NZ site and view the grants: http://echeck.wcl.govt.nz/login?qurl=http%3A%2F%2Fapps.generosity.org.nz%2FgivME

 

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PNMRT Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga

Trustees of the Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust are pleased to support a new initiative to host a Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga and Trust Chair, Liz Mellish, is excited about the opportunity for our rangatahi to connect with their iwi, their history, whenua and tangata.

The week-long Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga is for rangatahi aged between 13-18 years of age that have a direct line of whakapapa to the original tūpuna of Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust. The Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga is being held from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October 2017 and involves staying for four nights at the Trust’s site in Hīkoikoi, Petone, Wellington.

The aim is to take our rangatahi on a journey of exploration, to find out who their people are, where their people are from, learn what the iwi is doing today, and how they can be our next generation of future leaders. Their connection to their people and place will be built up over the week through different korero and activities such as:


  • Taranaki waiata and haka

  • Poi and Taiaha

  • Kī-o-Rahi

  • Waka Ama

  • Visiting Te Wharewaka o Poneke

  • Wharewaka o Pōneke Waka Tour and Cultural Walking Tour

  • Tour of significant sites around the Te Whanganui-a-Tara

  • Day trip to Matiu Island

  • Planting and/or beach clean-up at Hīkoikoi, Petone beach

  • Time with the Kaumātua Rōpū

  • Opportunities to meet with key influencers from within the Trust


Criteria

There is a maximum of 15 places on the Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga. All applications that are completed correctly go into a draw. To participate in the draw for a place on the Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga you will need to complete the application form which is available from the Executive Office, and is also attached or by emailing tracey@ngahuru.maori.nz The application requires you to confirm:


  • That you have a direct line of whakapapa to the original tupuna of Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust

  • You are aged between 13-18 years of age

  • You have signed parental consent to attend

  • $100 deposit has been received by the Trust to secure a placement – those not drawn to participate in this round will have their deposit refunded

  • You can make you own travel arrangements to and from Wellington - we can pick you up and take you back to Wellington airport if needed

  • A written essay in your own words (no more than 500 words) about ‘Why I want to attend the Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga’ is received by the Trust by the due date. If writing is not your thing you may prefer to convey why you want to attend by sending us a video clip, or a drawing, or another suitable method

  • You are prepared to tell us about your experience afterwards

  • Applications should be received by 31 August 2017 (note new extended closing date) and the draw will take place shortly after, with successful rangatahi advised by email

  • Please send all documentation to tracey@ngahuru.maori.nz or if by post send to Tracey Betham, Trust Secretary, Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust, PO Box 25499, Featherston Street, Wellington 6146


Successful applicants will need to bring their own blankets/sleeping gear, clothing to enable participation in all events – sports shoes, thermals, jacket, backpack, plus one formal outfit (suggest black pants or skirt, white shirt) for any formal events (last day), towel/toiletries, and any medication. Please note that the wānanga is a smoke-free and alcohol free event.


All wānanga costs, activities and kai are covered by the $100 deposit. Mattresses, pillows and sheets are onsite. You will not need to bring any money with you. If for economic reasons you are unable to pay the $100 deposit to secure a place then please talk to Tracey Betham on 04 9013332.


It is envisioned that if this inaugural Rangatahi Leadership Programme is successful, then it may be something that either one or both Trusts may undertake on an annual basis.

 

 

WESTPAC Platinum Pack

We've got together with Westpac Banking Corporation to offer owners the Iwi Platinum Pac. This means that owners can enjoy a range of special discounts on Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, Insurances, Personal Loans and Home Loans. To find our more pop into Westpac Petone branch or call Margaret on 04 5681530.

PNMRT Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga

Trustees of the Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust are pleased to support a new initiative to host a Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga and Trust Chair, Liz Mellish, is excited about the opportunity for our rangatahi to connect with their iwi, their history, whenua and tangata.

The week-long Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga is for rangatahi aged between 13-18 years of age that have a direct line of whakapapa to the original tūpuna of Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust. The Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga is being held from Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October 2017 and involves staying for four nights at the Trust’s site in Hīkoikoi, Petone, Wellington.

The aim is to take our rangatahi on a journey of exploration, to find out who their people are, where their people are from, learn what the iwi is doing today, and how they can be our next generation of future leaders. Their connection to their people and place will be built up over the week through different korero and activities such as:


  • Taranaki waiata and haka

  • Poi and Taiaha

  • Kī-o-Rahi

  • Waka Ama

  • Visiting Te Wharewaka o Poneke

  • Wharewaka o Pōneke Waka Tour and Cultural Walking Tour

  • Tour of significant sites around the Te Whanganui-a-Tara

  • Day trip to Matiu Island

  • Planting and/or beach clean-up at Hīkoikoi, Petone beach

  • Time with the Kaumātua Rōpū

  • Opportunities to meet with key influencers from within the Trust


Criteria

There is a maximum of 15 places on the Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga. All applications that are completed correctly go into a draw. To participate in the draw for a place on the Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga you will need to complete the application form which is available from the Executive Office, and is also attached or by emailing tracey@ngahuru.maori.nz The application requires you to confirm:


  • That you have a direct line of whakapapa to the original tupuna of Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust

  • You are aged between 13-18 years of age

  • You have signed parental consent to attend

  • $100 deposit has been received by the Trust to secure a placement – those not drawn to participate in this round will have their deposit refunded

  • You can make you own travel arrangements to and from Wellington - we can pick you up and take you back to Wellington airport if needed

  • A written essay in your own words (no more than 500 words) about ‘Why I want to attend the Rangatahi Leadership Wānanga’ is received by the Trust by the due date. If writing is not your thing you may prefer to convey why you want to attend by sending us a video clip, or a drawing, or another suitable method

  • You are prepared to tell us about your experience afterwards

  • Applications should be received by 31 August 2017 (note new extended closing date) and the draw will take place shortly after, with successful rangatahi advised by email

  • Please send all documentation to tracey@ngahuru.maori.nz or if by post send to Tracey Betham, Trust Secretary, Palmerston North Maori Reserve Trust, PO Box 25499, Featherston Street, Wellington 6146


Successful applicants will need to bring their own blankets/sleeping gear, clothing to enable participation in all events – sports shoes, thermals, jacket, backpack, plus one formal outfit (suggest black pants or skirt, white shirt) for any formal events (last day), towel/toiletries, and any medication. Please note that the wānanga is a smoke-free and alcohol free event.


All wānanga costs, activities and kai are covered by the $100 deposit. Mattresses, pillows and sheets are onsite. You will not need to bring any money with you. If for economic reasons you are unable to pay the $100 deposit to secure a place then please talk to Tracey Betham on 04 9013332.


It is envisioned that if this inaugural Rangatahi Leadership Programme is successful, then it may be something that either one or both Trusts may undertake on an annual basis.

 

 

WESTPAC Platinum Pack

We've got together with Westpac Banking Corporation to offer owners the Iwi Platinum Pac. This means that owners can enjoy a range of special discounts on Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, Insurances, Personal Loans and Home Loans. To find our more pop into Westpac Petone branch or call Margaret on 04 5681530.

 

 

Writing a Will – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill Succession Provisions

Bruce Farquhar our Legal Advisor has provided some advice to owners about changes in the succession process, with the greatest change occurring for people who do not hold a Will, known as intestacy.

The most prudent way to deal with potential succession issues is to ensure that a beneficial owner has a current Will, not only for succession purposes but their estate in general. This will allow the beneficial owner the opportunity to set out exactly what is to happen to the shareholding and is the most definitive proof of those wishes.

Once the Bill is passed in Parliament, if a person dies intestate an eligible beneficiary/ies may apply to the Chief Executive to succeed the land interest/s. An eligible beneficiary is defined as:

  • Surviving children
  • Surviving siblings
  • Surviving parents
  • Surviving siblings of the parents

If however there is more than one eligible beneficiary then a Whānau Trust must be established unless the eligible beneficiaries don’t want this and if that is the case they must make application to the Māori Land Court.

At the first stage it is a process run by the new Māori Land Service and not the Māori Land Court. This is a big change as the Māori Land Court conducted thorough investigations when considering successions. We do not know how this will look post the enactment of the Bill.

A Will is a document that must be accurate including both the content and the execution, so Bruce has prepared this Will Instruction Form for your will, along with a Will Template. Please click on these links for the forms. Physical copies are available from the Executive Office. The process is straightforward and results in clear instructions to the administrators of the estate. Both Landed Trusts encourage owners to complete their Wills

 

 

Writing a Will – Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill Succession Provisions

Bruce Farquhar our Legal Advisor has provided some advice to owners about changes in the succession process, with the greatest change occurring for people who do not hold a Will, known as intestacy.

The most prudent way to deal with potential succession issues is to ensure that a beneficial owner has a current Will, not only for succession purposes but their estate in general. This will allow the beneficial owner the opportunity to set out exactly what is to happen to the shareholding and is the most definitive proof of those wishes.

Once the Bill is passed in Parliament, if a person dies intestate an eligible beneficiary/ies may apply to the Chief Executive to succeed the land interest/s. An eligible beneficiary is defined as:

  • Surviving children
  • Surviving siblings
  • Surviving parents
  • Surviving siblings of the parents

If however there is more than one eligible beneficiary then a Whānau Trust must be established unless the eligible beneficiaries don’t want this and if that is the case they must make application to the Māori Land Court.

At the first stage it is a process run by the new Māori Land Service and not the Māori Land Court. This is a big change as the Māori Land Court conducted thorough investigations when considering successions. We do not know how this will look post the enactment of the Bill.

A Will is a document that must be accurate including both the content and the execution, so Bruce has prepared this Will Instruction Form for your will, along with a Will Template. Please click on these links for the forms. Physical copies are available from the Executive Office. The process is straightforward and results in clear instructions to the administrators of the estate. Both Landed Trusts encourage owners to complete their Wills

 

 

PNMRT Unclaimed Distributions

The Trust has been doing some work to find people for whom the Trust hold unclaimed distributions however WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please take a look at the Unclaimed Distributions List here and let us know if you know any of the persons on the list.

 

 

Contact Details

It is important that the Trust hold current contact details for beneficial owners. Of utmost importance is a postal address, bank account details and IRD numbers (so we can pay distributions) and a contact phone number. It would be fantastic if you could give us your email address too.

Have you moved? – please let us know your new address.

Bank Account details – We want to move from sending out cheques to depositing it into your bank account. Having your bank account details is a more efficient way of paying you, is quicker, and safer. If you received a cheque last year, please contact us, we will email or post to you a Change of Details Form for you to fill in, sign, and return to us. Your distribution will then be paid directly into your bank account.

 

 

PNMRT Unclaimed Distributions

The Trust has been doing some work to find people for whom the Trust hold unclaimed distributions however WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please take a look at the Unclaimed Distributions List here and let us know if you know any of the persons on the list.

 

 

Contact Details

It is important that the Trust hold current contact details for beneficial owners. Of utmost importance is a postal address, bank account details and IRD numbers (so we can pay distributions) and a contact phone number. It would be fantastic if you could give us your email address too.

Have you moved? – please let us know your new address.

Bank Account details – We want to move from sending out cheques to depositing it into your bank account. Having your bank account details is a more efficient way of paying you, is quicker, and safer. If you received a cheque last year, please contact us, we will email or post to you a Change of Details Form for you to fill in, sign, and return to us. Your distribution will then be paid directly into your bank account.

 

 

The Executive Office has now set up a free calling number for anyone to call free from any landline or mobile phone in New Zealand

the free calling number is 0508 Hikoikoi - 0508 44564564  

 

 

 

The Executive Office has now set up a free calling number for anyone to call free from any landline or mobile phone in New Zealand

the free calling number is 0508 Hikoikoi - 0508 44564564  

 

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