What is the Trust?

The Tumu Kaituna 14 (TK14) Trust is an Ahuwhenua Trust established in 1973. The Tumu Kaituna 14 Māori land block used to be managed by the Māori Trustee, with advice from Advisory Trustees who represented the beneficiaries (beneficial owners). It was transferred to individual trustees in 1990 and we were confirmed by the Māori Land Court to act on behalf of all beneficiaries.

When the Trust was established, our stated purpose was to develop the land to provide long-term benefits for our people. Since that time, we have been working on ways to improve our land for generations to come.

Our whenua is not for sale, but we want to make sure it provides benefits for us all.

You can learn more about Ahu Whenua Trusts here and you can read the Trust Deed (the guiding document) here.