Nau mai
WE ARE HERE TO IMPROVE THE
WELL BEING OF OUR PEOPLE
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About Us

Who we are

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.

Our mission is to improve the well being of the Pouakani people, and this is provided by not only offering grant distribution, but also working closely with those of the community that may need assistance in other ways.

The trustees of Pouakani have been able to grow a significant asset base that has allowed our organisation to provide enrichment and support to a variety of activities (while ensuring they fall under the guidelines of the New Zealand Charities Act 2005). If you would like the opportunity to visit Titiraupenga Mountain, please get in contact about guided access.

With an aim to enrich the lives of our people, we ask our members to keep in touch with us, be involved in what we are doing and stand proud of who we are alongside us.

Our Trustees

Tuahuroa Tamati Cairns


Position
Chairman, Kaumatua
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Ngati Tuhoe, Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Patau

Kahi Dickinson


Position
Responsible Trust
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Tuwharetoa, Atihau Whanganui, Ngapuhi, Rereahu, Maniapoto, Raukawa
"Ko taikaka o Pouakanui", Manaakitanga mea Wairuatanga Ko noho to kainga - Ngati Hinemihi ki Tuwharetoa whenua Ko taku tane - Rod Dickinson Ko taku tipuna - Takarea Te Heuheu mea Parati Paurini Enjoy meeting whanau at their AGM Hui, especially our Wananga for Pouakani last weekend of February every year. Make myself available to awhi any who may ask. Thank you all for allowing me the privilege of helping you all.

Jason Tapper


Position
Responsible Trustee
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Pouakani
Ko Titiraupenga tōku māunga Ko Kawhia tōku moana Ko Waikato tōku awa Ko Arawa tōku waka Ko Ngati Pikiahu tōku iwi Ko Jason Tapper tōku ingoa

Our Trustees

Peter Mariu


Position
Trustee
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Ngati Tuwharetoa

Tauhopa Te Wano Hepi


Position
Kaumatua
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Ngati Te Maunga

John Hanita Paki


Position
Trustee
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Pouakani

Nunia Michelle Te Whau Duggan


Position
Trustee
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Tuwharetoa

Executive Staff

Mariata Couch


Position
Registration Manager
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Ngati Tahu, Ngati Mamoe, Ngati Mutunga, Raukawa

Michael Lyttle


Position
Grants Administrator, Office Manager
Iwi / Hapū Affiliations
Ngati Tuwharetoa, Te Arawa, Ngati Ruingarangi, Ngati Rauhoto.......
Here for our people. Karawhiua!