Members of Ngati Tuwharetoa are eligible to be registered as Iwi members of the Trust. Registered Iwi members are able to receive disbursements from the Trust and participate in decision making in accordance with the Deed of Trust.
The Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust is committed to promoting and advancing the educational aspirations of our people. As part of this commitment, we are excited to announce a new scholarship that acknowledges the academic excellence of tertiary students enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This scholarship also recognises the importance of STEM in the future of Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Aotearoa.
There are three (3) scholarships available valued at $10,000 each. The scholarship is open to registered members who reside in Aotearoa and are in their 3rd year or higher of University study.
The scholarship opens 1 October 2018 and closes 18 January 2019. Successful candidates will be selected by 31 January 2019 and applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by 2 February 2019.
The Iwi register has been developed to record the Iwi members of the Trust. Iwi members can register online or at the Trust’s office.
The Trust engages with members of Ngati Tuwharetoa in many ways. In addition to the kanohi ki te kanohi hui that the Trust hold or attend, it also provides information to its Iwi members online and via newsletters, publications and email or text panui.
It is the Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust’s responsibility to provide for the distribution of benefits to Ngati Tuwharetoa. It is important that this is done in a meaningful and transparent way. The Trust has established a number of disbursement policies to give effect to its vision, mission and strategic objectives.