Trustees (Newly Elected at the 2021 AGM, yet to be sworn in at the Māori Land Court
PORTFOLIO - GENERAL
PORTFOLIO - GENERAL
PORTFOLIO - WAI CLAIMS
PORTFOLIO - COMMUNICATIONS
Tenā koutou katoa,
Welcome to the Ohiti Ahu Whenua Trust website. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our communications with the owners and beneficiaries of this beautiful land in which we are entrusted to govern the affairs with integrity. This website was recommended at the 2014 Annual General Meeting to help us achieve our communication goals and more recently at the 2018 Annual General Meeting it was requested that we gather information and historical information about this beautiful whenua and post it up on this website to help us all learn more about our history.
Ohiti Waitio 1E3A is a Māori freehold land block that is administered by the Ohiti Waitio 1E3A Lands Trust. The Ohiti Waitio 1E No 3A is located on Ohiti Road, Crownthorpe and is 105.6382 ha.
The Ohiti Waitio 1E3A Land owners have elected trustees who govern the land blocks on behalf of the owners. There are roughly 190 registered trust owners listed with Ohiti Ahu Whenua Trust. There is a total of one block. The individual lists are everchanging when beneficiaries pass on and whānau succeed to the land or vice versa when whanau break up trusts and go in as individuals. Circumstances vary and it is difficult in receiving this updated information in a timely manner from the Māori Land Court. Sometimes we don’t receive this updated information for months or even years. We are working on ways to improve Maori Land Court, however their processes are our of our hands. We have also committed to finding contact information for beneficiaries whose details remain unknown. These are mainly families who are disconnected from the whānau and perhaps have moved away from New Zealand. Nonetheless, these whānau members have unclaimed monies waiting for them to claim.
To claim monies, there are a number of things that owners need to do. 1. You need to contact us and supply the Maori Land Court documentation naming them as owners. 2. We need your full name and birthday, full contact details, your bank account on a verified document or deposit slip from the bank, and your Inland Revenue Department Number. These things are relatively attainable.
The trust also administers tertiary grants to recognise the pursuit of academic excellence, knowledge and qualifications of our landowners and their descendants. The landowners contribute to the criteria of this scholarship at the Annual General Meeting. The current criteria can be viewed on this website. Click here
We are looking to update this website with the wealth of information that sits in people’s homes, in their minds, on their walls in pictures and in glory boxes. We believe that everyone has a story that can contribute to a landscape of information sharing that is part of the history of the land and the trust. Watch this space!.