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Ngāti Koata Trusts Deed Review

Ngāti Koata Trusts Deed Review

Following consultations last year, there are a number of amendments to be made to the Deeds of both the Ngāti Koata Trust and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust. There are three Proposed Amendments that we will be voting on at the September Annual General Meeting, and two issues for Discussion.

The Proposed Amendments have been grouped into three resolutions under the following titles:

  • Tūpuna List
  • Separation of Governance & Management
  • Administrative Changes

The issues for Discussion are:

  • Whāngai
  • Trusteeship


We have prepared a booklet and will hold consultation hui to help the iwi understand the proposed changes, make submissions, and to have your say.


Please click here to see the booklet with a breakdown of the amendments.

This booklet is available here on the website, has been mailed to all registered members, is on Facebook, and will also be in the Haratua | May Issue of our Email Pānui.

In the booklet are the proposed changes, an explanation of the changes, and some questions and discussion points for the hui.

Consultation Hui

The Trust will be on the road in early May. Please come along to our hui to learn more, and have your say.

There are four hui:

Whakatū Monday 8 May Ngāti Koata Trust Office, Vickerman Street 6pm
Kirikiriroa Tuesday 9 May Mangakotukutuku Campus, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Ōhaupō Road 6pm
Tamaki Maukaurau Wednesday 10 May Māngere Campus, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, 15 Canning Crescent 6pm
Porirua Thursday 11 May The old wharekai, Takapūwāhia Marae, Te Hiko Street 6pm


The hui in Whakatū will be livestreamed on the Ngāti Koata Trust Facebook page. It is a public site, so you do not have to have Facebook to watch. You can see and hear the hui, but we can not see or hear you. You can write comments if you have questions or comments. Go to www.facebook.com/NgatiKoataTrust on Monday 8 May, 6pm NZ time to view.


To view the current Deeds, click on the following links:

Ngāti Koata Trust Deed

Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust Deed


Further Information

For any further information please do not hesitate to contact the office:

Phone: 03 548 1639

Email: pa@ngatikoata.com

Or visit the office: 137 Vickerman Street, Nelson



Trustees would like to take the opportunity at the end of each consultation hui to give a short presentation on the progress of the Ngati Koata application under the Marine Area and Coastal Act 2011 that was first submitted to the Crown in 2013.

Ngāti Koata Group Human Resources Advisor

Ngāti Koata Group Human Resources Advisor

The Ngāti Koata Trust (NKT) and Te Pātaka a Ngāti Koata Trust Boards (TPNKT) seek letters of application for the following role:

Human Resources Advisor – Human Resources Committee, Ngāti Koata Group

The Human Resources (HR) Advisor must have a bachelor’s degree in HR Management or similar relevant tertiary qualification, or at least 5+ years HR and employment relations experience.  You will also be familiar with relevant legislation, organisational policy, and Tikanga Māori.

The position is part of the HR Committee accountable to the NK and TPNKT boards.  As an independent member of this Committee you will help the Boards to perform and uphold its HR responsibilities to the Group, including the oversight, review, monitoring, and evaluation of HR-related matters including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, appointment, induction, performance, management, exit, and dismissal practices.

The Committee meets as and when required, with at least one hui of two hours duration held every month and/or around one to two hours preparatory work and/or separate advice.  A remuneration package of $120 per hour is offered for the position, up to a maximum $5000 per annum.  It is expected that the successful applicant will be based in Nelson.

Interested applicants may request a Position Description, which includes a copy each of the Expression of Interest for Appointment form to be completed by the applicant, and the HR Committee’s terms of reference.

Interested applicants may then submit the Expression of Interest form and, if they chose, a covering letter applying for the position, along with a current CV, including referees and any other information considered to be relevant.  These should be sent by post or email to pa@koata.iwi.nz to arrive no later than 4pm, 10 March 2017.

All applicants will be notified of receipt of their application within two business days and will receive a letter advising the outcome of the written application within two weeks of the close off date.

Ngāti Koata Trust Grants

Ngāti Koata Trust Grants

Please be aware that all Ngāti Koata Trust Grants are now closed for the April 2016 – March 2017 financial year. The budget for each category (Education, Health and Sports) have been fully allocated.

All Grants will reopen in April for all three categories for all costs incurred in the April 2017 – March 2018 year.

Registered iwi members can apply for one grant in each category per year.

Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any further inquiries.




  • Develop and execute Ngati Koata Commercial Group strategy
  • Nelson-based
  • 0.5 FTE

The Entity

The Ngati Koata Commercial Group comprises of Koata Limited and Te Kete Aronui o Ngati Koata Limited, both are asset owning entities of Ngati Koata Trust and Te Pataka o Ngati Koata Trust.  The Ngati Koata Group, which comprises both the Commercial Group and the two Trusts, are guided by the following non-negotiable values that seamlessly intertwine through the Group’s organisations: Kaitiakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Rangatiratanga (Kotahitanga), Whakatupuranga (Auahutanga-Matauranga), Manaakitanga and Wairuatanga.

The Role

The board of directors are seeking a 0.5 FTE CE to support the development, evolution and execution of the commercial strategy.  The CE will model behaviour and conduct that upholds the mana of Ngati Koata.  The position will maintain relationships with key partners and support commercial operations to meet strategic outcomes.

Reporting to the Chair of the commercial board, the CE will ensure that Commercial Group business plans are appropriately resourced, that prudent fiscal management is applied, and accurate, timely reporting is maintained.

The Person

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • A relevant business degree
  • At least 5-7 year ‘s senior leadership experience
  • Demonstrated success in strategy development and execution
  • Sound fiscal, due diligence, and negotiation knowledge
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Confidence and appreciative respect of kaupapa Maori, te reo me ona tikanga, and relationships within te ao Maori.

Your leadership/management style will inspire and motivate those around you, whilst your ability to engage key partners will ensure enduring relationships.  Your commercial, strategic and political acumen will see current and future investments and operations meet desired outcomes.

For a position description and application form visit http://rezource.nz/jobs-board/


To apply please load your CV and cover letter to our jobsite or email it to ce080217@haystackjobs.net   You will be requested to fill in an application form on receipt of your application.


For a confidential discussion please contact Sacha MacDonald at 027 386 9288


Applications close: 08 February 2017

Ngāti Koata Trust Board Members

Ngāti Koata Trust Board Members

The Ngāti Koata Trust Board elections were held on Saturday 5 November at Whakatū Marae. There were two seats available, and five very capable candidates. We would like to thank all the candidates for standing for election.

We are very pleased to welcome George Elkington and Anthony Pātete back onto the Board following the Trustee Election. George is returning to the Board after a five year absence. Anthony has been reelected and will serve his second consecutive term on the Board.

Raima Hippolite, in third place, will be the Alternate should any Trustee stand down in the next twelve months.

Tai tumu, tai pari. Te hotu nui a Hinemoana.

We would also like to thank Jeanette Grace for her six years on the Board. We acknowledge your many contributions to the iwi. He wahine whakaaro nui ki te iwi e whai ana i te iti kahurangi. Tēnā koe e te tuahine.

And thank you to all those who participated in the election of our Trustees. It is wonderful to have so many of our whānau active in the affairs of their iwi. Ngā mihi ki ā kōutou katoa.


TIAKINA TE TAIAO – Ngāti Koata Representative

TIAKINA TE TAIAO – Ngāti Koata Representative

The Ngāti Koata Trust Board is calling for expressions of interest for a Ngāti Koata representative on the Tiakina Te Taiao Ltd Board.

Tiakina Te Taiao is an iwi mandated resource management entity that provides iwi resource management and environmental advisory for Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Tama, Te Ātiawa, NRAIT and Wakatu Incorporation.

The role of Tiakina Te Taiao is to raise awareness of tikanga and mātauranga Maori in resource management and environmental research, and development of community based initiatives. It:

  • advocates for the protection of cultural heritage,
  • provides cultural, social and educational aspects for understanding on Council urban and rural development,
  • enhancement and protection of the natural environment from a Māori worldview for the wider Tasman and Nelson communities,
  • advises Council on iwi being engaged and consulted in Council and National processes and procedures,
  • assists in managing the environment and ngā taonga tuku iho which are core to manawhenua iwi identity and survival.

The key objectives of the organisation are:

  • to facilitate, support and enable manawhenua iwi to practice kaitiakitanga in all areas of resource management in Te Tau Ihu,
  • to provide a proactive and professional iwi resource management and environmental advisory service,
  • to advocate for the protection of Maori cultural heritage (e.g. archaeological sites),
  • to elevate iwi concerns, values and profile in the resource management and environmental area,
  • to upskill and empower iwi members, to participate in this work in order to facilitate and implement kaitiakitanga (guardianship)

The role of the Ngāti Koata representative is:

  • to effectively represent the interests of Ngāti Koata iwi
  • to advocate and promote the goals and objectives of the Ngāti Koata Trust Strategic Plan
  • to report to Ngāti Koata Trust Board
  • to be an active, responsible member of the Tiakina Te Taiao Board

There is a renumeration package based on a meeting fee.

For further information please contact the Ngāti Koata Trust Office.