Ko wai mātau
TALT (formerly Te Arawa Māori Trust Board) was established to represent the interests of Te Arawa hapū and iwi members in relation to the Te Arawa Lakes Settlement Act 2006.
- The promotion amongst Te Arawa of the educational, spiritual, economic, social, health and cultural advancement or wellbeing of Te Arawa and its whānau
- The maintenance and establishment of places of cultural and/or spiritual significance to Te Arawa
- The promotion amongst Te Arawa of mental health and wellbeing of the aged or those suffering from mental or physical sickness or disability
- Any other purposes that is considered by the Trustees from time to time to be beneficial to Te Arawa.
Kia eke ki ngā taumata o Matariki
Ascend the high points of Pleiades
Our Strategic Intent
Ka rongo te ao i te mana o Te Arawa
The authority of Te Arawa is readily recognised by all
Te mā o te wai e rite ana kia kite i ngā tapuwae a te kōura
The quality of the water is such that you can see the footsteps of the kōura
Whakapakari ake i te waka kia pae ki uta
Te Arawa Lakes Trust is well equipped for the journey ahead
Mai Maketū ki Tongariro
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Te Arawa māngai-nui ūpoko tūtakitaki
From Maketū to Tongariro
Te Arawa the canoe
Te Arawa the determined people
The Lakes Trust represents 56 hapū from the confederated tribes of Te Arawa, Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru o Te Arawa, (the eight beating hearts of Rangitihi). According to the 2013 Census, 43,374 people affiliate to Te Arawa. 19,548 people are registered with the Lakes Trust.
- Ngāti Hinekura
- Ngāti Hinerangi
- Ngāti Kuri
- Ngāti Makino
- Ngāti Marukukere
- Ngāti Moemiti
- Ngāti Moko
- Ngāti Paruaharanui
- Ngāti Pikiao
- Ngāti Rereamanu
- Ngāti Rongomai
- Ngāti Tamakari
- Ngāti Tamateatutahi/Kawiti
- Ngāti Te Rangiunuora
- Ngāti Te Takinga
- Ngāti Tuheke A Hani
- Ngāti Tutaki-a-Koti
- Ngāti Wahanui
- Ngāti Whakahemo
- Ngāti Whakaokorau
Te Ure O Uenukukopako
- Ngāti Hurunga Te Rangi
- Ngāti Karenga
- Ngāti Kearoa
- Ngāti Kereru
- Ngāti Ngararanui
- Ngāti Ngata
- Ngāti Pukaki
- Ngāti Rangiiwaho
- Ngāti Rangiteaorere
- Ngāti Rangiwewehi
- Ngāti Rehu
- Ngāti Ririu
- Ngāti Taeotu
- Ngāti Tahu
- Ngāti Tawhaki
- Ngāti Te Ngakau
- Ngāti Te Purei
- Ngāti Tuara
- Ngāti Tunohopu
- Ngāti Tura
- Ngāti Tuteniu
- Ngāti Uenukukopako
- Ngāti Waoku
- Ngāti Whakakeu
- Ngāti Whakaue
- Ngāti Whaoa
- Te Roro O Te Rangi
- Ngāti Hinemihi
- Ngāti Rangitihi
- Ngāti Taoi
- Ngāti Tarawhai
- Ngāti Tu
- Ngāti Tumatawera /
- Ngāti Tuohonoa
- Ngāti Wahiao
Te Arawa Lakes Trust
Roles and responsibilities
Their roles and responsibilities are set out quite clearly in the Trust Deed but in brief they will be required to receive, manage and administer the trust funds on behalf of and for the benefit of present and future members of Te Arawa by:
- The establishment and bedding down of the new Trust
- The establishment of Te Arawa Management Limited
- Draft a distribution policy within twelve months
- Establish freshwater fisheries management committees within twelve months
- Negotiate and sign off protocols within twelve months
- Carry out a formal review of the Trust representation model within two years
- Negotiate with RDC the return of Lake Okaro
- How will they be accountable to their constituents?
- Through a comprehensive communication strategy that will include such things as reporting and holding regular hui in their tūpuna rohe;
- newsletters, mail outs, annual general meetings.
How will they be accountable to their constituents?
Through a comprehensive communication strategy that will include such things as reporting and holding regular hui in their tūpuna rohe; newsletters, mail outs, annual general meetings.
How long is the trustees term of office?
There is a wide diversity of people on the trust, how do you think their various talents will help the trust kaupapa?
- They know the key objectives and priorities of the Settlement
- Putting in place clear policies on how they will work together to achieve them
- By identifying and utilizing their respective strengths and growing their capabilities
- Are there any grants or scholarships available for Te Arawa descendants?
- Unfortunately, the Trust has no funding available at this time for education, sporting or fundraising events.
Are there any grants or scholarships available for Te Arawa descendants?
Unfortunately, the Trust has no funding available at this time for education, sporting or fundraising events.
Explanation of Tohu
The shape is a stylized version of the tapatoru or triangle – regarded as the most balanced and structurally strongest design created by strength through unity. It is also symbolic of the kurutao – the “V” shaped military formation that Māori warriors formed when confronting the enemy – again signifying strength through unity.
The kōwhaiwhai design represents the unified base that is Te Arawa whānui. The eight black triangles represent and acknowledge the individuality of Ngā Waru Pūmanawa o Te Arawa – the eight beating hearts of Te Arawa which in turn represent the main hapū of Te Arawa. They also depict niho or teeth that can be translated as the “biting edge” leadership for Te Arawa.
The 3 waves signifies the relationship with the lakes. Also the 3 tupuna rohe that make up the new Lakes Trust structure and not forgetting our “links” with the past. And finally a jet stream in the wake of Te Arawa progress.
When you combine these elements the tohu represents the Te Arawa people united by the Te Arawa lakes settlement moving forward together with purpose and confidence.