Organisations Rūnanga

The Ngāti Hei Charitable Trust

The Ngāti Hei Trust was formed in 1984 as a charitable trust that represents the interests of all Ngāti Hei iwi members (beneficiaries). Its purpose is to promote and safeguard the spiritual, economic, social and cultural wellbeing of descendants of Hei (mana tangata) and to retain, reclaim and develop the traditional lands, islands and seas of Ngāti Hei (mana whenua, mana moana). The board trustees (up to 12) are elected annually.

Current trust board members


The Hei o Wharekaho Settlement Trust

Our Waitangi Tribunal Claim was negotiated by our team of elected negotiators: Joseph Davis, Peter Johnston and Peter Matai Johnston. These negotiations were completed and a  Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) established in 2017 – the Hei o Wharekaho Settlement Trust. The job of the PSGE is to put in place the necessary structures and governance needed to receive the settlement redress and manage these assets effectively for the benefit of the Ngāti Hei iwi.

PSGE Board Members:

  • Derek Neal (Chair)
  • Kevin Neal (Secretary)
  • Grant (Robert) McLean (Treasurer)
  • Joseph Davis MNZM
  • Gary Neal
  • Peter Matai Johnston
  • George Gray (Advisory Trustee)

Other organisations

The Hauraki Collective

The Hauraki Collective was established to represent the 12 iwi of Hauraki in historical Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations. The members of the Hauraki Collective are made up of the elected negotiators for the 12 iwi of Hauraki.

The Hauraki Maori Trust Board

The Hauraki Māori Trust Board (HMTB) represents the 12 iwi of Hauraki: Ngāti Hako, Ngāti Hei, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Paoa, Patukirikiri, Ngāti Porou ki Harataunga ki Mataora, Ngāti Pūkenga ki Waiau, Ngāti Rāhiri-Tumutumu, Ngāi Tai, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Tara Tokanui, and Ngaati Whanaunga. Its collective mission is to support the Iwi and hapū of Hauraki to maintain their rangātiratanga, kaitiakitanga and mana tangata status. It does this by delivering business and whānau development programmes.

The HMTB also oversees the Pare Hauraki Fishing Trust (PHFT) which holds, manages and administers the trust fund for every charitable purpose benefiting the iwi of Hauraki.