As a pre-condition of settlement, the Crown requires iwi to put in place a post-settlement governance entity (“PSGE”). The PSGE will receive the settlement assets and certain cultural redress assets.
A PSGE must be:
Consultation and then voting on the proposed post-settlement governance entity was completed in 2010.
A double trust structure was ratified with the incorporation of the following;
Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust - responsible for the administration of the settlement and, through its subsidiaries, the commercial and social development of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara.
Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Tari Pupuritaonga Trust - to hold culturally important lands (wahi tapu) to ensure they are never again at risk of alienation from Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, regardless of the outcome of any commercial ventures undertaken by the iwi.
On 4 April 2011 the trustees of this initial post settlement governance entity held their inaugural meeting and signed the deeds of trust.
Trustees Takutaimoana Wikiriwhi, Waata Richards, Gloria Timoti, Haahi Walker, and Naida Glavish remained from the claims committee as kaumātua representatives from each of the hapū of the five marae in south Kaipara for an initial term of two years. General trustees Te Kahui-iti Morehu, Rhys Freeman and Margaret Kawharu were elected by postal ballot for a term of four years.
Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust has a number of subsidiary boards overseeing different parts of the organisational structure. These are the current boards and their trustees/directors;
Board vacancies and/or election information will be posted as positions become available (for director appointments) or at election time (elected positions only)