Welcome to Pouakani Trust

We are a Charitable Trust that was established to receive the Pouakani Treaty settlement (Pouakani Waitangi Tribunal Claim Wai 33) on 19 March 2001 on behalf of the “Pouakani People”. The “Pouakani People” are defined as the descendants of the original owners of the Pouakani Block as determined by the Maori Land Court on 4 August 1891.

Since settlement was received our Trust has endeavoured to diligently develop and grow the assets of the Trust to build an economic base that will provide increasing financial support and assist to the members of the Trust. Innovative ideas, prudent investments & unique business relationships have all provided our Trust and beneficiaries with significant growth to date so that we now have the foundations in place for future development.

As a charitable trust we do not pay tax but we are bound by the Charities Act 2005.

This act requires distributions from the Trust to meet the following charitable purposes:

  • the relief of poverty
  • the advancement of education
  • any other matters that are beneficial to the Pouakani People community

DVD about the formation and history of Te Putahitanga ($10.00)