Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā Trust is the post settlement governance entity for Rangitāne o Wairarapa and Rangitāne o Tamaki nui-ā-Rua (“Rangitāne”). It was established in March 2014 to receive and administer settlement assets from the Crown to Rangitāne to settle our historic grievances arising from breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi. Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā is a private, or common law, trust. Its name was inspired by the Rangitāne anthem Tū Mai Rā. Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā is accountable to all beneficiaries of Rangitāne.
The first elections of trustees for the Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā Trust were to be completed by 28 March 2016. Five nominations were received. The five Trustees appointed were:
- Mavis Mullins;
- Jason Kerehi;
- Warwick Gernhoefer;
- Edward Pearse; and
- Yvette Grace.
Two further trustees, Taylor Mihaere and Mahalia Paewai, were co-opted in May 2017 to assist the Trust. For more information about Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā please see the following information document: