Ngā Aheinga

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.

Scholarship Opportunity

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.

Applications for 2019 are now closed. Please check back here in future for more information.

Iwi Register

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.

Iwi Engagement and Communications

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.

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