Review of Trust Deed,
Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust
Here’s your chance to have a say about how things are going for Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara in the post-settlement environment.
The trust deed of Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust (“the Development Trust”) requires the trustees to review “the terms and operations” of the trust deed within four years of settlement. This review process has just started and the trustees are calling for your views.
Korero o te Tumuaki o Whenua Hoko Holdings,“building for our future”
Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu - Achievement does not result from its own accord – it requires resource and application
Tēnā koe e te whanau o Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara. Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou. He Tumuaki o Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Whenua Hoko Holdings Ltd ahau.
Over the past 2 years, Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara’s commercial property company, Whenua Hoko Holdings Ltd (‘Whenua Hoko’), has been building strongly, both literally on the ground and metaphorically in the office. As Tumuaki of Whenua Hoko, I’d like to share some of this mahi and who we are with you.
The whakatauki above reflects the mahi we do, and our approach to business. The currency of the commercial world is information and judgment, and it is critical that we ensure decisions are informed and well grounded. This is particularly so given the responsibility we have to maintain and grow the asset base of Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara, and because we live in a world of misinformation and a multitude of investment options and pitfalls.
I joined Whenua Hoko as Tumuaki (Chief Executive) in 2016, and have been busy building the business from strategy and execution to building the company’s internal resources. Almost 3 years into our investment strategy, I am confident that the property industry will continue to provide a sustainable investment area for the Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust.
Whenua Hoko is involved in the property market, and is part of the commercial investment arm of Ngā Maunga Whakahii. Its business is focused on property acquisition and development, in the rōhe of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara in Auckland’s North-West. Our office is located in Westgate, which we share with some of the Development Trust staff which helps with the business’ financial management and operations.
The company’s Directors are Grant Hope (Chair), Rhys Freeman, Rob Hutchinson and Chris Caldwell, who collectively bring significant commercial and property expertise to the business. Former Chair, Anita Mazzoleni left the Board earlier this year. I would like to publicly thank and congratulate Anita for her mahi since the settlement in 2013, and on the success she achieved during her tenure.
Whenua Hoko works with its partners to identify opportunities for prudent investment in the local property market. These include Crown agencies (eg MBIE, HLC, NZ Defense Force) and major land developers (eg Fletcher Residential Ltd). We continue to build our internal expertise, resources and infrastructure to increase our ability to deliver strong commercial results and ensure the business remains sustainable and successful. We are working with the wider Ngā Maunga Whakahii group to ensure decisions are informed by relevant non-commercial factors and wider objectives and values of the Group.
Over the past two years or so, Whenua Hoko’s main investment has been in the Hobsonville Point development through our subsidiary Te Uru Ltd. This investment has been a success to date, increasing our revenues/asset base and more importantly our experience and reputation in land development. Some key successes for 2018 are;
· completing the development of two serviced superlots where 130+ homes are now being built;
· completing our first sale at Hobsonville Point. This was a major milestone and an achievement we can all be proud of.
Dane Grey is the Property Development Manager working on the Te Uru development. Dane has done a great job managing the development, settlements and strategy for future.
Whenua Hoko has the potential to grow successfully and sustainably for many decades to come. The rights to surplus Crown land, strategic partnerships and location in the main growth area for Auckland, provide Whenua Hoko with the opportunity to be a major player in the property market.
Ngā mihi e te whanau. Daniel Clay, Tumuaki, Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Whenua Hoko Holdings Ltd
The Manahautu is on annual leave so our kaimahi have decided to give a short overview of our organisation. The core mahi of our people working within the various offices of Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Trust is to carry out the strategic objectives of the Development Trust Board.
Hopefully as members you are aware that the Development Trust Board is a group of 9 elected trustees;
· 1 from each of the 5 Marae elected to represent the voice and needs of members within the Marae context.
· 3 representatives chosen as the general voice of all members—regardless of their marae affiliation; and
· 1 kaumatua to provide leadership, expertise and guidance to the Board on matters of tikanga.
The Board have (1) Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust, (2) Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Tari Pupuritaonga Trust and (3) Whiti Ora o Kaipara Charitable Trust Deeds that lay out the specific details of how the Board will operate, how certain things will be administered and the paramount objectives/purpose of the organisational groups.
In short—the Board set the overall direction / goals. The Senior Operational Team (Managers) are employed to make decisions on what activities to focus on each year to achieve those outcomes. Our other kaimahi are employed to carry out and complete that mahi.
The structure might sometimes feel confusing—if you feel this way the kaimahi working within the Development Trust, Whiti Ora o Kaipara, Ngahere and Whenua Hoko holdings invite you to contact us to kōrero about our mahi. It is very important to us that our members have a good understanding of our role so that we are accessible and responsive to our members. 09 420 8410 or email@example.com
KÕRERO O TE MANAHAUTU BRENDA CHRISTIANSEN - HARATUA (MAY) 2018
Tēnā koutou ngā iwi e noho nei ki raro i ngā maunga whakahii o Kaipara ki te Tonga, tēnā koutou ki a mātou.Ki ngā tāngata nei e mahi ana kia tū a Kaipara ki te Tonga hei rohe te pai me te whai rawa atu o te ao. Me mahi tahi nei tātou kia tūtuki ērā wa-wata mō te oranga o ngā uri o Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara kātoa o te wāhi o te ao.
I will start by welcoming the new Whiti Ora o Kaipara Charitable Trust Board Trustees; Ngawai Beazley, Puawai Kopu, Brenda Steele, Dr. Pauline Kingi and Jeff Muir. The board has been working through an induction to the activities of the Whiti Ora.
The Development Trust Office and subsidiaries are consolidat-ing reports of the outcomes from the 2017-2018 financial year in preparation of the Annual General Meeting in September, to that end we welcome Anne-Marie Spice into the role of General Manager Finance & Shared Services.
A major project we are entering into is the mandatory Review of the Deeds of Trust. David Gray has been engaged to lead this process. David will be known to some of our whanau who par-ticipated in Te Kete Kawanatanga (Governance for Māori Or-ganisations) training. We will keep whanau informed about any activities relating to this review.
Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara have some job vacancies. Please see our website or contact the office for information about these jobs. Our recruitment processes are aligned with equal opportunity and human rights guidelines, our aspiration is to see the majority of applications for roles come from whānau so if you have patai—please contact us.
As we head into winter, health and wellbeing becomes a higher priority. We aim for our health and wellbeing grants to be released in July so keep up to date by reading panui, watching online chat and checking the website regularly.