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Become A Member

Pouakani Trust is a Charitable Trust.

We welcome all to view and consider the opportunity to be a member of Pouakani Trust.

To become a member of this Trust you must provide:

  • Direct Whakapapa to An Original Owner of the Pouakani Blocks as determined by the Maori Land Court on the 4th August, 1891.
  • A Copy of your FULL Birth Certificate – Your FULL Birth Certificate has your paternity details included, sometimes a marriage certificate includes the paternity details if so either document can be accepted.
  • All documents must be provided to begin process of verification.

To view a list of the Original Owners 1891 please click here.

To download a Registration Form, please follow this link – Registration & Whakapapa Form including Original Owners, or fill the form below.

Should you need to order a Full Birth Certificate please visit the New Zealand Government website.
Current policy for membership eligibility 

  • The policy remains that Membership is only accepted from direct bloodline descendants of a Kaumātua in the 1891 Original Owners List.
  • Therefore ineligibility can occur if the necessary Whakapapa & documentation is not provided.
  • The Trust does not Register Adoption/Whangai or succession outside of the direct bloodline.
  • The Pouakani Trust does not Link or Share it’s Register, no part of the Whakapapa or Register is available on-line.
  • The Trust does not register through shares or Ownership.

It is vitally important that the Register be kept as accurate and up to date as is possible. This can be achieved by Complete Members notifying Pouakani Trust with any change of address or contact details. We would also like to add to the register an Occupation category in the near future. If you are an existing Trust Member please contact us, in the area below, to notify us of your current contact details & Occupation.

It is important to us to provide the Trust Members with as much information as possible please ensure we have your current email address for future Trust correspondence. Should you wish to receive postal information, please ensure we have your current postal address.


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