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Posted 8 March 2024




Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust (the Trust) plays a significant role in representing the interests on behalf of and for the benefit of Te Uri o Hau hapu. Through the operations of six business units committed to enabling Te Uri o Hau to achieve their commercial, charitable, cultural, social and environmental aspirations the Trust is seeking an exceptional individual to lead a compact, high-performing team.

A rewarding role where no day is the same, the Corporate Services Manager is a pivotal role, working closely with the Chief Executive, Senior Managers, and the Accounts Team, providing oversight and management of finance, facilities and business intelligence functions ensuring the Trust is running smoothly.


In this role you will oversee and carry out:

  • Financial and management accounting functions

  • Develop and review policies

  • Delivery of all corporate services including hapu registrations, postal ballots, and charitable distributions.


Due to the nature of this role there is no opportunity to work from home.

We are looking for someone who ticks all the right boxes:

  • L6 or higher qualification in business or related discipline

  • At least 7+ years of experience in a similar role.

  • The ability to drive, inspire and motivate high-performing teams

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Be empathetic, able to build meaningful relationships internal and external to the Trust

  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Have good resilience levels.

  • Has the right to work in New Zealand.


For a detailed position description click the Position Description button below.


To apply in strict confidence now, click ‘Apply for this job’ or email your cover letter and resume to Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email. Applications close 8 April 2024.

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Posted 4 September 2023



Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust will be held at 
Waihaua Marae, 944 Arapaoa Road, Tinopai on Saturday 30th September 2023 at 10:00am

•    Annual reports 
•    Vote on mandate
•    General Business

1) The trustees will report on the following for the preceding income year (1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023)
(a)    Performance against the statement
of intent
(b)     Operation of the settlement trust and sub-trusts
(c)    Consolidated financial statements of the Settlement Trust and the sub-trusts

2) The trustees will also report on the consolidated statement of intent for the current income year 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

Copies of the Trust Deed, financial statements, performance and operation report, auditors’ report and consolidated statement of intent will be available for inspection on the Trust’s website

Hard copies may be obtained from the 11th of September 2023 by phoning Te Ao Marama Paniora on (09) 459 7001 or by visiting the Trust’s office C/- Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust, 2nd Floor, 5 Hunt Street, Whangarei during the hours between 9:00am to 3:00pm.

News & Events

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Posted 8 November 2023


                          MĀ TE WHĀNAU WHĀNUI


Ki ngā tini uri o Haumoewārangi me tōna makau a Waihekeao, tēnei mātou tō poari e mihi kau atu ana ki a koutou.

We have received many enquiries from the whānau regarding the matter raised by Kaipara District Council (KDC) Deputy Mayor, Cr Jonathan Larsen’s Facebook post urging Te Uri o Hau to support the reallocation of Government funding to Kaiwaka and Mangawhai projects.


Our non-response to the original post was deliberate as that was not the right platform to express our concerns.

On Tuesday 31 October 2023, we confirmed our position in writing to the KDC that we do not support the reallocation of $3.02 million of Government funding.   This means the funding will remain allocated to two community library hubs for Dargaville and Mangawhai as planned and approved by the previous council, wider community consultation and approved by Te Uri o Hau and Te Roroa as Tangata Whenua. Te Roroa also did not support the reallocation of Better Off funding. 

Te Uri o Hau have made a careful and informed decision to support kaupapa that aligns with your values and vision. The two community library hubs will better serve Māori and the wider Kaipara District.

A Memorandum of Understanding is in place between Te Uri o Hau and KDC to help guide our iwi-council relationship. We want to have an ongoing relationship with KDC that is meaningful, productive and mutually beneficial. In that spirit, Te Uri o Hau have engaged with KDC leadership on several occasions to advance a number of concerns.

Sadly, progress is yet to be made on the use of karakia at council meetings, the retention of Te Reo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in KDC policies and documents, and the re-establishment of the co-governance committee for Te Pou Tū Te Rangi and Harding Park. 


We will continue to engage with KDC on your behalf to the best of our ability and look forward to advancing your values and vision for the future for Ngā Uri o Haumoewārangi.

We appreciate and thank all of you for your support and encouragement.

Tuia te kaha tuatinitini, whīria te kaha manomano. E kore tēnei taura tangata e motu.

Reno Skipper - Chair

On Behalf of the Settlement Trust Board

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Posted 25 October 2022

Notice of 2022

Trustee Election Results


I, Sarah Kessell (Returning Officer) hereby give notice of the results of the election for four new trustees of the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust, held 22 September 2022 for Otamatea and Waihaua Marae and 17 October 2022 for Oruawharo and Waikaretu Marae.


Debbie Dawson-Renahan         22

Reno Skipper                               73

Invalid votes      36 


Taiawhio Wati          (sole nominee)


Georgina Connelly   (sole nominee)


Joesephine Nathan                      54

Malcolm Welsh                             63

Invalid votes     30


As from 27 October 2022, the eight trustees of the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust will be Henry Holyoake and Malcolm Welsh (for Waikaretu Marae), Antony Thompson and Taiawhio Wati (for Waihaua Marae), Raniera Pene and Georgina Connelly (for Oruawharo Marae) and Albert Shelford and Reno Skipper (for Otamatea Marae).

A candidate may apply in writing for a recount (to the address below) within three working days of the publication of this notice provided that candidate requires less than 50 further votes to be elected.

Sarah Kessell (Returning Officer)

Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust

PO Box 1976

Whangarei                0143


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Posted 14 October 2022

Result of Annual General Meeting

Vote to​ Amend Trust Deed


Following the Annual General Meeting of Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust on 24 September 2022, notice is hereby given of the result of the vote two (2) proposed amendments to the Trust Deed.


Removes the obligatory requirement of the Trustees to produce consolidated half-yearly reports of the operations of the Trust and its sub-trusts (Refer Clause 9.3) ACCEPTED


Removes the obligatory requirement of the Trustees of the various sub-trusts of the Trust to produce half yearly reports of the operations of the sub-trusts (Refer Clause 5.2.2) ACCEPTED

The Trustees, Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust

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Posted 28 July 2022

Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust (the Trust)

Notice of Election of Trustees

for Waikaretu & Oruawharo

As at 5pm Friday 22 July 2022 no nominations were received for Waikaretu Marae and Oruawharo Marae. As a result of not receiving a nomination for Waikaretu or Oruawharo I hereby invite again nominations for the election of two (2) new trustees of the Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust. Nominations must be made on the form available from the Trust’s office at 2/5 Hunt Street, Whangarei during the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm any business day or on request by phoning Toni Wirihana (09) 4597001. Requirements for Trustee eligibility will be provided with the nomination forms.

One trustee will be elected from each of the four (4) Ancestral Marae; Oruawharo, Otamatea, Waihaua and Waikaretu. A postal ballot will be held if more than one valid nomination is received. Each new trustee will serve two consecutive terms of three (3) years each. According to the Trust Deed, the following trustees will automatically be re-elected for a further three (3) year term – Henry Anthony Holyoake (Waikaretu Marae), Raniera Wiremu Te Reo o Te Ao Marama Pene (Oruawharo Marae), Albert Shelford (Otamatea Marae) and Antony Thompson (Waihaua Marae)

Nominations close 4pm, Monday 29 August 2022.

The Returning Officer will post ballot papers to every adult Te Uri o Hau registered on the beneficiary roll for Waikaretu and Oruawharo one month after the date nominations close.

Postal elections will close 4pm, Monday 17th October 2022.

Any Te Uri o Hau 18 years or over may nominate another adult Te Uri o Hau registered with the same Ancestral Marae and recorded on the Trust's beneficiary roll. The beneficiary roll is open for inspection at the Trust's office at 2/5 Hunt Street, Whangarei during the hours of 9:00am to 4:00pm any business day, office phone (09) 459 7001.


Returning Officer

Sarah Kessell

Te Uri o Hau Settlement Trust

PO Box 1976

Whangarei   0143


Mobile: (027) 588 1860


Posted 23 March 2022


If you have got fenced areas close to the waterway in the Kaipara Catchment the KMR Team want to hear from you. They are looking for land that is ready for planting!

If you meet the following criteria click on the link below email or visit

  • You have a minimum of 20ha of land (or can join with neighbours to get a minimum of 20ha).

  • Fenced wetland areas

  • Riparian planting areas, or other fenced areas near waterways ready to spray and plant

  • Have a community planting restoration project (wetland or riparian)

  • Have a minimum of 1ha of land plant

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