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What we do

Our key vision is to enhance the social development and economic advancement of Patuharakeke Hapu while holding fast to our tikanga and kaitiaki values.

Broadly, this entails activities such as seeking opportunities to support the education of our whanau, maintaining the kaumatua flats, engaging in resource management and planning, maintaining relationships with the community, stakeholders, industry and advancing Patuharakeke Waitangi Tribunal claims.

Patuharakeke Trust Board

Patuharakeke Trust Board has been in existence since 1990 when it was formed primarily to look after the economic interests of the hapu.

The Trust Deed sets out a number of objects and purposes including such matters as;

  • Seeking opportunities for and encouraging training, work experience and creation of employment for Patuharakeke people

  • promoting and make provision for educational and economic advancement including the promotion and maintenance of the health, education and spiritual wellbeing  of Patuharakeke people

  • to protect and utilise all land, water and sea based resources of Patuharakeke Te Iwi

The Board’s powers and authorities enable us to function as a business, own properties, make investments and so forth.

Anchor 1

PTB Trustees

The Trust Deed requires a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 trustees. The Trust Board has the power to appoint trustees, new Trustees were confirmed in 2020.

A number of sub committees also sit under the mantle of Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board.


The current trustees are:

Deborah Harding (Chair)

Maria Mete  (Secretary)

Shilane Shirkey  (Treasurer)

Guy Gudex

Tuihana Kailahi

Ani Pitman


The 2022 meeting dates are as follows:

Due to Covid all Board meetings have been moved online until further notice.


April Monday 11th 7-9pm

Thursday 1

Monday 19th July

Friday 20th August

Wednesday 15th September

Friday 15th October

Monday 15th November

To be confirmed meeting dates for AGM and December


Anchor 2

PTB general policies and protocols can be found below.

The PTB Trust Deed and Communications Protocol are now available to read. More policies will be added as they are developed and/or reviewed.

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