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      • General Information on shareholdings
      • Types of Maori Land Trusts
      • Succession of shares
      • Oromahoe Trust
      • Te Tii B3 Trust
      • Ngati Hine Forestry Trust
      • Ngati Rangi Trust
      • Kaungarapa Urupa 
      • List of Shareholders names

General Information on Shareholdings

Our wider whanau has various shareholdings in blocks of land around the Bay of Islands area 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 the shareholders. To date, our whanau has benefited directly by receiving education grants which have assisted several whanau members in their university studies. Future direction of these Trusts in terms of profitability and the distribution of financial gains to the shareholder beneficiaries will be up to the shareholders who need to actively participate in Trust affairs. The 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.

Management of these Trusts is an important issue for the Kiwikiwi Whanau Charitable Trust. Our Tupuna, Remana Kiwikiwi, was actively involved in Land Issues and community affairs on behalf of his whanau. The current Trustees believe that we are honouring the legacy of our Tupuna by protecting this taonga through active involvement in the management of these assets to ensure growth and financial benefit for future generations. We also believe that the management of Maori Trusts should be conducted openly and honestly with accountability to all beneficiaries. We have valuable business management skills within our wider whanau and have offered these skills to the Trusts listed below where they are being utilised in different ways. We encourage and welcome any interested whanau members to come forward and participate in Trust management.


Types of Maori Land Trusts

The following information was obtained from a booklet distributed by the Department for Courts and Te Puni Kokiri. These are available from any Maori Land Court Office or Ministry of Maori Development Office.

Ahu Whenua Trust – The most common Maori land trust and probably the most flexible trust, in that it is designed to promote the use and administration of the land in the interest of the owners. As such these trusts are often used for commercial purposes.

Whanau Trust – This is the whanau oriented trust. It allows the whanau to bring together their Maori Land Interests for the benefit of the whanau and their descendants. It is designed to manage specified shares in Maori land. This provides the whanau with an alternative to fragmenting their shares. There will be no succession as long as the trust continues.

Succession of Shares

Some of the whanau shares have been succeeded to, while many have not. Full lists of shareholders names are shown below and further information can be obtained from the Maori Land Court

  • Shares can be succeeded to individual Whanau Trusts. This is the option to choose if your whanau wishes to partake in Trust management - attending meetings, putting forward a candidate to stand for election as a Trustee and having voting rights at Trust meetings
  • Shares can be suceeded to the Remana Kiwikiwi Whanau Trust. This is the best option if you don't want to be directly involved in Trust management, but would still like access to financial benefits such as education grants
  • Share succession can be split - part to a Whanau Trust and part to a Remana Kiwikiwi Whanau Trust to keep all options open

Oromahoe Trust

This is an Ahu Whenua Trust covering 1008Hectares known as Oromahoe 18R2B2B2. This is the land adjoining SH16 on the left hand side between Pakaraka and Puketona junction.

This land is one of the most successful farms in the area, managed for the Trust by Ian Gadsby and employing approximately 20 locals. 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 as the signature of the shareholder or a trustee of shares is needed to apply for grants. This could be done through the Kiwikiwi Whanau Charitbale Trust, or through a Whanau Trust.

Leon Penney is our representative on the Oromahoe Trust, and is also secretary of that Trust.

The following members of our Whanau are shown as shareholders.

Edgar Allan Penney
Emily Penney
Henry Penney
Isaac and Florence Penney Whanau Trust
Joan Penney
Maraea Remana (alt Maraea Evans)
Mereana Remana (alt Mereana Stokes)
Mereana Paora Kiwikiwi
Paora Remana Kiwikiwi (alt Paora Remana)
Rena Nepia Te Titaha
Rose Penney (alt Rose Miller)
Samuel Penney
Tare Remana (alt Tare Remana Kiwikiwi)
Te Rangihiroa Penney
Titihuia Paora Remana

TeTii (Waitangi) B3 Trust

This Trust is an Ahu Whenua Trust and administers land at Paihia/Waitangi. 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. This is the morehu (remnant) Trust of the original block established in 1891 called Te Tii Waitangi. There are 251 original Tupuna represented. These shares have not been succeeded to and are still in the name of Remana Kiwikiwi, as well as his mother Marara Ngahiwi. There are also shares in the name of Remana’s nephews and nieces, the children of his brother Hemi Kiwikiwi, and shares in the name of his second brother Hohepa Kiwikiwi and his sister.

A Treaty claim "The Ngati Rahiri Rohe Wai Claim 654" was lodged on behalf of the Te Tii B3 Trust in 1996. The claim was lodged primarily for the return of Reserves held by Local Authorities including the Karaka Tapu, Waitangi State Forest (Rayonier) and lands up to and including Pouerua.

This Trust has had financial difficulties and is servicing large debt, but income from leases, rentals and the camping ground has finally got the Trust back into profit. There is still a long way to go, but with prudent management over the next 3-5 years we will see a significant improvement. At a recent election of Trustees our Tupuna representative, Leon Penney, was elected a Trustee. There is now an enthusiastic group of Trustees with many skills and we look forward to supporting them in their roles.

In addition to Remana Kiwikiwi and his mother Marara Ngahiwi, the following Tupuna names from the original list of owners are associated with our whanau

Hohepa Hemi Kiwikiwi
Hakuene Hemi Kiwikiwi
Kerara Hemi Kiwikiwi
Moe Hemi Kiwikiwi
Pene Hemi Kiwikiwi
Ruku Hemi Kiwikiwi
Tame Hemi Kiwikiwi
Wiri Hemi Kiwikiwi

Ngati Hine Forestry Trust

Ngati Hine Forestry Trust is an Ahu Whenua Trust administering land known as Ngatihine H2B with a total area of 5310 hectare.

This land lies behind Moerewa and Kawakawa running back towards Kaikohe. It is mainly leased to Carter Holt Harvey for forestry and is planted in pines which are due for logging over the next 5-10years. The assets are considerable and the Trust already generates income and has grants available for education purposes as well as supporting local health services. More information can be obtained from their website . We would encourage all Whanau members to register with Ngati Hine to receive regular newsletters and information regarding Treaty and Fisheries claims.

At this stage we do not have a representative from our Whanau as a Trustee but we aim for future representation. To be eligible to be elected as a Trustee, you must be a shareholder. For this reason, we believe it would be wise to succeed the shares below into individual Whanau Trusts or the Kiwikiwi Whanau Trust, with a small shareholding, say 2 shares, succeeded into the name of the individual interested in representing the Whanau of Remana Kiwikiwi.

Many of our shares in this Trust have been succeeded to. Listed below are the Whanau names with shareholdings we have identified from a very long list.

Amelia Dawson
Ann Evans
Colin Penney
Dennis Bryan Penney
Dorothy Lemon
Edgar Allan Penney
Edward John Penney
Emily Penney
Emere Remana 11
Emere Jensen
Hare Paora Remana Kiwikiwi
Harold Penney
Henry Penney
Isaac and Florence Penney Whanau Trust
Joan Penney
Kathleen Jenkinson
Kenneth Harry Remana (alt Kenneth Harry Lemon)
Maraea Remana (alt Maraea Evans)
Marara Remana (alt Mrs Dawson)
Mary Jane Evans
Melody Fay Wade
Nellie Cooper
Paora Lemon
Paora Remana
Patricia Lemon
Raewyn Munro
Ramari Lemon
Rangi Lemon
Rangihiroa Penney
Rex Douglas Penney
Robert Lemon
Roera Lemon
Rose Penney (alt Miller)
Stewart Alfred Lemon
Tahre William Lemon
Tare Remana

Ngati Rangi Trust

Ngati Rangi administers the land known as Maungaturoto D1A and Others (aggregated) located in the Ngawha area, between Ohaewai and Kaikohe. The aggregated blocks include land known as Pakonga, Waiwhariki, Mangatawai and Puketapu. This trust has been involved in controversy recently with the building of the new prison adjacent to their land. The Ngati Rangi Development Society has worked with the Corrections department providing iwi liaison. The Kiwikiwi Whanau Charitable Trust generally supported this location for the prison as it has and will continue to provide, jobs for locals, as well as the advantages for inmates and their whanau, of having the facility located close to their homes, rather than in Auckland or further south.

Income for the Trust is derived through leasing part of the land to local farmers for grazing. The Trust is investigating the possibilities for forestry or other land development in the future, but progress has been slow due to lack of funds. Our current whanau representative is Kathryn Starr.

Some shares have been succeeded to. Listed below are the Whanau shareholders we have identified.

Bobbietta Fisher
Charmaine Helen Smith
Colin Frederick Penney
Craig Geoffrey Sutton
Dennis Brian Penney
Edgar Allen Penney
Edward John Penney
Emere Remana 11 (alt Emere Jensen)
Emily Penney
Harold Penney
Henry Penney
Hohepa Kiwikiwi
Isaac and Florence Penney Whanau Trust
Joan Penney
Kenneth Harry Remana
Kiwi Hemi
Lawrence Eric Phillips
Maraea Remana (alt Maraea Evans)
Marara Remana (alt Marara Dawson)
Mei Dawson (alt Major Dawson)
Melody Fay Hogg Wade
Nelly Phillips
Neville Sydney Stokes
Paora Remana (alt Paora Kiwikiwi)
Raewyn Diane Munro
Rex Douglas Penney
Rose Penney (alt Rose Miller)
Tare Remana
Te Rangihiroa Penney

Kaungarapa No1 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. Although vested in listed owners the Urupa is the spiritual property of unlimited Tupuna Whakapapa probably extending back prior to the Waka migration. A meeting of owners and representatives in 1998 decided that a Maori Reservation should be established to protect the historic, spiritual and emotional 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.


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