Nau mai
skip the intro

Become A Member

Pouakani Trust is a charitable trust with the key purpose of supporting and giving back to our Pouakani whanau.

In order to do this we have created a database of registered beneficiaries who can whakapapa back to an Original Owner as determined by the Native Land Court in 1891. We refer to this as the Pouakani Register.

We encourage all those who meet the criteria to register. Registration will ensure you are kept up to date, entitles you to vote at an AGM, stand for election and also apply for the range of grants Pouakani Trust offers.

Please note:

  1. Pouakani Trust has a whakapapa based membership. You must provide proof of a direct whakapapa link to an Original Owner as set out in the Owners List 1891.
  2. We are not an ahu whenua trust, we do not have shareholders and we cannot register whanau trusts.
  3. A birth certificate must be provide with all applications. No other forms of identification will suffice as we must be able to see your legal birth parents.

If you are registered but need to update your contact information, please contact Mariata Couch at

If you have any questions or need help filling out the form, please contact Mariata Couch on 0273290996 or email as above.

We will contact you to confirm your registration on the Pouakani register or if further information is required to assist in the registration process.

  • Drop files here or
    Please provide in PDF / Word doc (No Photographs)

your profile.