How to become a Pouakani Trustee.
30th September 2017, 10am-2pm, Taupo.
This half day seminar will provide you with all the information you need to be part of this unique Pouakani Trust.
If you are interested in attending contact:
Patricia Cowley - email@example.com
Limited places available please contact asap
Tamati Cairns reports that after 2 years a decision has been received. While not what the Trust wanted it is still a good decision as the judges determined that neither the Crown nor Pouakani owned the river and advised that it should not be assumed that English law applies to New Zealand.
The Pouakani Trust purchased 34.5% of the shares in Ranginui Station Ltd Partnership to increase the Trusts share to 89.5% with the balance being held by Putake Farming Ltd. Ranginui Station farms 3,300 dairy cows and includes a dry stock unit. The Trustees may look to place some of the additional shares with a new Partner.
The Trust is working with other Trusts from Pureora, Waimiha and Ongarue to secure the concession for the Timber Trail that is being developed by DOC to provide an 80 km cycle trail from Pureora Village to Waimiha and is making good progress. We expect to advertise the Operations Manager position shortly and hope that our Trusts can put forward a person who has the experience and skills to take on this role.
The Supreme Court released a judgement in favour of the Pouakani People with regard to the navigability of the Waikato River adjoining the Pouakani block. This decision overturns decisions by the High Court and the Court of Appeal and means that the Crown cannot rely on the Coal Mines Amendment Act 1903 to establish that they own the Waikato River Bed.