KIWIKIWI WHANAU CHARITABLE TRUST
The Kiwikiwi Whanau Charitable Trust (KKWCT) was founded in 1996 and obtained Certification of Incorporation in 1997. The Settlor of the Trust was Maurice Penney. The founding Trustees were Wayne Stokes, Maurice Penney, Trevor Kelly, Wayne Blair, Frederick Dawson, Sandra Starr, Leon Penney, Janette Gill and Keith Penney.
- Chairperson, Erin Shanks, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary, Julie Hirst, email@example.com
- Treasurer, Ian Lyons, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bryce Blair, email@example.com
- Don Hales, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Liane Penney, email@example.com
- Linda O’Grady, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Melanie Sweet, email@example.com
- Sharon Kavanagh, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trevor Kelly, email@example.com
- Wendy Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our wider whanau has various shareholdings in blocks of land around the Bay of Islands, from our tupuna Remana Kiwikiwi. With the exception of the Kaurangapa Urupa, these blocks are managed as Ahu Whenua Trusts which means they are run along commercial lines with the aim of generating financial benefit for shareholders.
These Trusts also exist to protect the taonga of the land for future generations and function under current New Zealand laws where once hapu would have exercised customary rights. The future direction of these Trusts in terms of profitability and the distribution of financial gains to shareholders is dependent on shareholder/beneficiaries actively participating in Trust affairs.
The Trusts of relevance to the Kiwikiwi whanau include:
- Remana & Arihi Kiwikiwi Whanau Trust
- Oromahoe Trust
- Te Tii (Waitangi) B3 Trust
- Ngati Hine Forestry Trust
- Ngati Rangi Trust
REMANA & ARIHI KIWIKIWI TRUST
This whanau trust benefits the Kiwikiwi whanau specifically, by holding and managing beneficial interests or shares in Maori land or general land owned by Maori.
This land covers 1008 hectares and is one of the most successful farms in the area. It is the land adjoining SH16 on the left hand side between Pakaraka and Puketona junction. Profits go back to the farm for operation and sustainable expansion, and to a grant fund administered by the Trust. Grants are available for over 60s, and for education. Shares need to be succeeded to for any grant application. This can be processed through the KKWCT or through a whanau trust.
Kiwikiwi whanau shown as shareholders include: Edgar, Emily , Henry , Isaac & Florence, Joan, Te Rangihiroa, Rose and Samuel Penney | Maraea, Mereana, Tare and Paora Kiwikiwi | Rena Nepia
This is the triangle of land as you come into Paihia from Puketona Junction/Haruru Falls on the left running towards Waitangi and the shore. It includes the site of the supermarket, the camping ground and Te Tii marae. Income is derived from leases on the land for houses and businesses. There are 251 original Tupuna represented with shares that have not been succeeded to and are still in the name of Remana Kiwikiwi, as well as his mother Marara Ngahiwi.
The following Kiwikiwi tupuna from the original list associated to our whanau include:
- Hohepa Hemi, Hakuene Hemi, Kerara Hemi, Moe Hemi, Pene Hemi, Ruku Hemi, Tame Hemi and Wiri Hemi
KAUNGARAPA NO. 1 URUPA
Remana Kiwikiwi is one of the 16 original Tupuna listed as owners of the Kaungarapa Urupa. The site is located at the back of Pouerua and access is via the property of Lindsay and Melita Grey. A meeting of owners and representatives in 1998 decided that a Maori Reservation should be established to protect the historic and spiritual significance of the site administered by a Trusteeship. This means that there is a freeze on the existing shareholding as it is and succession is not possible.
Photos courtesy of:
- Oromahoe Trust
- New Zealand Archaeological Association
- New Zealand Waterways