Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust is the Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) that manages the financial and whenua resources returned to Ngāti Tūwharetoa in the Central North Island Forests Iwi Collective settlement.

Approved by Ngāti Tūwharetoa, the Trust was established on 1 July 2009, and has been operating for the benefit of Ngāti Tūwharetoa ever since.

Our vision is:

Tipua te ao o Tūwharetoa mō te iwi, ki te hāpai ngā hapū taketake.

Grow the world of Tūwharetoa for our people, to further strengthen our hapū foundations.

Our values are:

Kia Pononga – Honesty

Kia Mana – Integrity

Kia Rongonui – Reputation


Kotahi te kī – Good communication

Kotahi te kōrero – Professionalism

Kotahi te wānanga – Transparency

All these values are held closely by our Board and management, but we are tested on them and measured against them by you – the Tūwharetoa people.

Our mission is:

  • To continue to grow the Trust for Ngāti Tūwharetoa
  • To promote and advance the wellbeing of Ngāti Tūwheratoa Uri
  • To demonstrate and champion trust, respect and good leadership
  • Hāpai Tūwharetoa me tona Arikitanga

Read our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan here.