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Whānau


Owners

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Whānau


Owners

 

Te Pae Tawhiti is our intergenerational plan which establishes the guiding vision for our organisation and people for the future.

The key principles are embedded across the Wakatū Group and include:

Enhanced wellbeing for our owners:  

We provide diverse benefits to our owners – building social, cultural and economic value in our community.

Connected owners:

Our owners are connected to the Wakatū legacy, their land assets and tikanga. 

Taonga Tuku Iho:

We will preserve our land, resources and legacy for future generations.

Wakatū has over 4,000 owners who are descendants of four tribes:

  • Ngāti Koata
  • Ngāti Rārua
  • Ngāti Tama
  • Te Ātiawa

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Catch up on the latest Wakatū news, events and announcements. We celebrate our individual and collective success, grow our network and maintain contact with one another through our newsletter He Pitopito Kōrero.

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Shareholding


Shareholding


 

Shareholding

Wakatū Incorporation is made up of a total of 10,442,592.46 shares. The total number of shares never changes; however the number of owners changes as the number of descendants grows. Currently there are approximately 4,000 shareholders. Dividends are paid according to how many shares each owner has.

To avoid the gradual diminishing number of shares, Whānau Trusts are strongly encouraged to prevent fragmentation.

Succession

When a landowner dies, it is important to transfer his or her Māori land shares and interests to the person(s) entitled to receive those interests. They are called the successors and the process is called succession.

To legally transfer the land interests of a deceased person to his or her successors, a succession order is normally issued by the Māori Land Court.

The person(s) entitled to receive the interests in Māori land are set out in sections 108 and 109 of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993.

Successors include:

  • The children (includes legally adopted children and may include whāngai).
  • If the landowner had no children, the successors are their natural brothers and sisters. 
  • If there are no children or siblings then the Court will make a determination as to who the beneficiaries are.

 

Surviving partner

A surviving partner is entitled to an interest for his or her lifetime or until they remarry or enter into a civil union or de facto relationship. 

The interests will be transferred to the successors upon his or her death or remarriage or civil union or de facto relationship.

A surviving spouse or civil union partner is not entitled if there is a legal separation order in force at the time and a de facto partner may only be entitled to a life interest if his or her partner has made this clear in a will.

 

Original Owners

Whakapapa

The majority of shareholders in Wakatū Incorporation descend from the list of original owners of the Nelson Tenths reserves, as determined by the Native Land Court in 1895. 


Ngāti Kōata

Rewi Maaka Hohepa Horomana Wi Neera Te Kanae
Wetini Kapana Pairama Te Rukunga Hanikamu Te Hiko
Rangiaukaha Kawharu Takuna Horomona Ngaru
Mokau Kawharu Te Rongopai Maaka Waikawakawa
Tiripa Te Ruruku Pouhawaiki Rongonui Karepa Te Whetu
Mataa Tipene Rutu Te Roera Rangihaua Karepa Tengi
Haimona Turi Patete Peita Renata Ihaka Tekateka
Ngapera Ngahuka Tungia Huria Tekateka
Te Wera Raiha Puaha Kipa Hemi
Ngamuka Raniera Tara Wirihana Hakaraia Hemi
Apiata Te Putu Horo Hawea Watene Hemi
Hohapata Te Kahupuku Rawiri Te Whatawharangi Te Pou Hemi
Pirimona Te Kahupuku Te Ratapu Hoani Akitini Ina Hemi
Makarini Te Tahua Mohi Nopera Roka Whiro
Te Ho Rene Tipene Te Ruruku Taimona Pakake
Ruta Rene Hoera Te Ruruku Rïria Pakake
Maraea Nohorua Pirihira Matiu Wiremu Omeara Pakake
Renata Pao Kuti Matiu Raima Hipparaiti
Rïria Te Kahurangi Matiu Matiu Raima Kahuia
Huriana Matahirangi Erana Te Wauwau Maaka Kiharoa
Mere Maaka Ihaka Te Rei Haromi Kiharoa
Pita Hohapata Rangitakaroro Te Rei Tiemi Haromi Kiharoa
Reupene Hohapata Wharehuia Te Rei Matenga Hiko
Hira Pene Ngakuru Te Rei Heni Matene
Patara Pene Wharepuhi Rei Parewhanake
Moeroa Renata Te Wharepuhi Hoani Te Rama
Harokaka Raiha (Ruiha) Mokena Renata Ohiohi
Noa Ngaihape Amiria Te Ruatahoro Ani Hamuera
Rahapa Hohapata Tamati Hukaroa Hiamoe Hamuera
Maaka Hohapata Haneta Hukaroa Amiria Mahikai
Mere Hohapata Rangiruhia Hukaroa Taimona Te Pahu
Hare Hohapata Wetekia Hoani Hukaroa Hoani Te Titi
Te Pohe Hohapata Turi Hoani Hukaroa Tame Kiharoa
Reupene Hohapata Pene Hoani Hukaroa Wetini Mahikai
Pita Hohapata Pekahou Takuna Raima Moho-ao

Ngāti Rārua

Herewine Ngapiko Edward Annesly Bishop Hema Wirihana
Tana Ruka Metapere Kingi Ngatuere Waipuia
Wi Neera Mere Wirihana Kiti Shearer Willeston
Rawiri Mihaka Kuna/Rina Pita Taitea Makama Shearer
Wi Mekerei Rawiri Rangiwahia Te Puni Teiwi Shearer
Karaitiana Rawiri Ngahurihanga Te Kiri Mary Shearer Granay
Hoani Rawiri Tamihana Te Uirau Ellen Shearer Birchley
Karoraina Rawiri Taringaroha Rutu Te Kahukori
Peteapa Rawiri Makareta Pepene Kereama Herangi
Ihakara Mere Kare Tiki Hikaka
Te Kaipuke Eruini Taare Makiri Hone
Rïria Kaipuke Tumatahuna Tiotiana Wirihana
Ripene Paramata Niwa Tiraueke Mio
Wi Katene Paramata Mata Takihi Hohepa Tongarewa
Wi Katene Heni Tipo Haora Takihi Tiotiana Wirihana
Ramari Herewine Tini Takihi Raniera Matenga
Reupene Pokia Miriama Takihi Paretukunga
Hamuera Pokia Matene Takihi Pane Taipua
Tapata Harepeka Rore Pukekohatu Tamihana Herehere
Ruhia Kerei Kerei Pukekohatu Kawa
Ihaka Toa Apareta Pukekohatu Rangipare
Riuta Irihapeti Kare Rïria Te Kahurangi
Kotukutahi Hera Hone Mere Wirihana
Tumanawa Manihera Hekeira Parehanga
Kapurangi Arama Wiremu Tapata Kapurangi Arama Maiharoa
Karewa Riwai Heni Hekeira Tamihana Te Huirau
Makareta Riwai Wirihana Kauhata Pamariki Paaka
Tini Pere Huria Matenga Ani Haka
Te Hou Rawiri Whatawharangi Rangiwahia Te Puni
Te Rangiirihau Raniera Matenga Wharekoka Hoani
Tioro Piripi Te Ngaohe Ruka Te Aratapu
Riwai Karo Te Tauru Pepene Poharama
Ngapaki Tauru Piripi

Te Ātiawa

Kapurangi Arama Metapere Rahira Ihaka Ihaka
Karewa Riwai Pirihira Pirika Wiremu Ihaka
Makareta Riwai Mata Pirika Wikitoria Raniera
Tini Pere Mere Pirika Matiaha Te Arohatai
Te Hou Taura Pirika Hohaia Rangiauru
Te Rangiirihau Te Karira Wiremu Pirika Mere Nako
Tioro Mere Wiremu Pirika Tame Te Maepa
Riwai Meira Meira Te Katara
Ngapaki Parana Inia Te Hunahuna Te Toi
Edward Annesly Bishop Te Teira Tamaru Hana Te Unuhi
Hoani Te Uaki Riria Waikato Ngapaki Parana
Mata Riwai Wikitoria Te Puoho Edward Annesly Bishop
Peti Riwai Herewini Te Keha Miriama Putaputa
Tima Riwai Hoani Te Keha Taiere Putaputa
Turu Riwai Henare Tatana Reupene Maroki
Pikihuia Huhana Tatana Poharama Tauhei
Kawakawa Tukiaka Ihaka Mihirei Tauhei
Ngaru Eruera Ihaka

Ngāti Tama

Inia Ohau Ruka Ripine Paramata
Iharaira Meihana Paramena Haereiti Wi Katene Paramata
Horina Hurumaui Riwai Haereiti Wi Katene Heni Tipo
Eruera Te Rauhihi Tamihana Eruini Ataraira Mohi Nopera
Huria Matenga Merehana Ngawaina Hanikamu
Huria Matenga Nui Huria Matenga
Eruera Te Rauhihi Toi Rawiri Te Whatawharangi
Inia Ohau Rangimihia Riwai Haereiti
Rawiri Te Ihi (Rauhihi) Te Kete Paramena Haereiti
Te Tahana Tiki

Transfer of Ownership

Tuke Whenua

 

Shares may be transferred as a gift or as a sale to a person in any one of the following groups:

(a)  Children and remoter issue (for example, grandchildren).

(b)  Whanaunga who are associated in accordance with Tikanga Māori with the land vested in Wakatū.

(c)  Other beneficial owners of the land who are members of the hapu associated with the land vested in Wakatū.

(d)  Trustees of persons referred to in any of Paragraphs (a) to (c) of this definition.

(e)  Descendants of any former owner who is or was a member of the hapu associated with the land vested in Wakatū.

(f)  A shareholder in Wakatū who is also a member of the hapu associated with the land vested in Wakatū.

Please contact Owners' Liaison Executive for application form.


Buying or selling shares

To assist owners who wish to buy or sell shares, we provide an online space where owners can introduce themselves to each other. This service is independent of the Incorporation and must be used in accordance with our policies.

When looking to sell or purchase Wakatū shares, please be aware of the following:

  • Wakatū is not liable for the outcome of any sales. We act purely in the role of a conduit by providing a way for sellers and buyers to meet;
  • Any negotiations and discussions relating to the shares must take place directly between the owners. Under no circumstances will Wakatū assist in this regard.
  • The market value for the sale of shares by a shareholder is negotiable between the seller and the purchaser;
  • We strongly recommend that you seek independent legal and financial advice before agreeing on a sale price;
  • Please note that the purchaser must be aged 20 years or over.  Otherwise the shares will need to be transferred into a trustee’s name;
  • The minimum number of shares that may be transferred is 100.

We provide a share transfer form to be completed and signed by both the seller and purchaser and a declaration to be completed by the purchaser.

Please contact Owners' Liaison Executive for application form.


Unclaimed Dividends

The below link will take you to a list of Wakatū shareholders who have unclaimed dividends waiting to be claimed.

For further information, please contact our Owners' Liaison Executive.


Whanau Trusts

A Whānau Trust allows a family to bring together and consolidate the land interests of a person alive or deceased.

Interest in Māori lands can be brought together under a Whānau Trust and all income received can be applied for the purposes of promoting the advancement of those named in the Whānau Trust Order.

Whānau Trusts are a tool that ensures succession to multiple people does not leave them with fragmented shareholdings. Wakatu strongly encourages shareholders to utilise Whanau Trusts in order to avoid this situation.


Contact

Celia Hawea
Owners' Liaison Executive
Email: celia@wakatu.org
Call +64 3  539 0811

 
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Marahau


Marahau


 

About Marahau Whenua

Our legacy dates back centuries when our ancestors arrived in Te Tau Ihu in a series of epic migrations.  

Wakatū is the guardian of this legacy, and we have created this exclusive opportunity for our families to connect to our whenua in a direct and appropriate way.  

Deepening our understanding of our customary landscape informs our identity and our responsibilities to our legacy.  Marahau is for us.  Experience it, enjoy it, protect it.

For further information on Marahau Campgrounds and how to book, please click on the document links below:

Marahau Brief

Expression of Interest/Permit Form

Marahau Policy 2016/17

About Haumoana

HAUMOANA IS NOT AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Haumoana is located on a spectacular private beachfront in beautiful Marahau, the Southern gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park. The bach is well suited to whānau get-togethers & good old-fashioned kiwi beach holiday fun for all ages. The bach is well suited to whānau get-togethers & good old-fashioned kiwi beach holiday fun for all ages. 

Only shareholders of Wakatu Incorporation can book this property.  Please provide your shareholder no. or whakapapa when booking.

Please note: Haumoana is a separate booking from Marahau Campgrounds.

For further information on Haumoana and how to book, visit the Holiday Nelson website - please click below

http://www.holidaynelson.co.nz/haumoana