Organisational Structure

GROUP STRUCTURE AND ROLE OF EACH ENTITY

Last year we made some changes being made to our structure, the first since the Rūnanga was set up over ten years ago.

Each entity in the Group has a clearly defined role – with a charitable entity, commercial entity, fisheries entity and a custodian company.

We have set out below the role and purpose of each of the entities along with its governance.

TE RŪNANGA O NGĀTI MUTUNGA

The parent entity of the group was established in 2006 and is mandated by a Charter which was amended in 2017. Five Ngā Kaitiaki (with provision for up to seven) are elected to the Rūnanga to be responsible for dealing with all matters relating to the iwi except cultural matters.

The goals and activities of the Rūnanga are managed by the office, led by our Pouwhakahaere.

NGĀTI MUTUNGA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST (TE WHIRINGA)

Te Whiringa is a registered charity established in 2007 and is responsible for the social and cultural development of Ngāti Mutunga. This includes the administration of our grants programmes to iwi members and delivery of our wānanga programme. It is governed by the same Kaitiaki as the Rūnanga.

The trust is also the owner and developer of our new iwi urupa. Administrative support is provided by the Rūnanga office.

TE POU HERENGA PAKIHI LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

Our new entity has been established to create value by aggregating our commercial assets and utilising the skills of our commercial board. There is an Investment Governance Policy in place setting out the investment policy and delegations agreed with Rūnanga Kaitiaki.

Three independent Directors govern the entity, with administrative support provided by the Rūnanga office.

MARUEHI FISHERIES LIMITED

This company was set up in 2006 to receive the iwi share of the 1992 Māori Fisheries settlement and administers the leasing of inshore and deep sea fishery quota. As of 1 October 2018, the Directors of Te Pou Herenga Pakihi LP have taken over the responsibility for governing the company.

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Statement of Intent

The current Directors of Maruehi Fisheries are Rodney Baker, Richard Evans and Bill Carter.

NGĀTI MUTUNGA INVESTMENT CHARITABLE TRUST

This charity which was set up in 2007 previously held long term investment funds and commercial properties on behalf of the Group, but the role of the Trust has now been taken over by Te Pou Herenga Pakihi Limited Partnership.

The assets of the trust have been purchased by the Limited Partnership at market value and the Trust will be wound up in the near future.

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Statement of Intent

At establishment the Trustees of the Ngāti Mutunga Investment Charitable Trust were Jamie Tuuta, Hurimoana Haami, Rena Kettle, Miriama Evans and Lewis Callaghan.

The current Trustees are Rodney Baker, Howie Tamati, Jamie Tuuta, Colleen Tuuta and Sandra Julian.

NGĀTI MUTUNGA CUSTODIAN TRUSTEE COMPANY LIMITED

This company was set up in 2017 to simplify the administration of our assets held previously on behalf of the Group by Ngā Kaitiaki, by transferring them to our own custodian trustee company.

The custodian trustee company is a ‘bare trustee’ – this means it holds assets on behalf of the Group but is only able to act on direction from the Rūnanga.

The custodian trustee company also holds the Rūnanga’s partnership interest in Te Pou Herenga Pakihi, shares in Maruehi Fisheries Limited and all of treaty settlement properties returned to the Rūnanga on behalf of the iwi. 

H30 and BEYOND

In 2012 the Pā Trustees and members of the Iwi were involved in a strategic planning P.A.T.H. P.A.T.H stands for Planning Alternative Tomorrow with Hope and that is exactly what the Iwi have been doing through this process. The PATHway strategic planning has been called H30. Highway 3 to the year 2030.

It has focused on the iwi and pā trustees on the pathway to 2030. By taking the dreams and aspirations that were shared and working backwards in time to identify goals and benchmarks that will need to be in place for our dream to happen.

Click Here to view the H3O PATHway Plan.