Who We Are
Lake Taupō Forest Trust formed the Lake Taupō Charitable Trust in 1997.
Grants were established to provide health, social cultural and economic welfare assistance to Lake Taupō Forest Trust owners and their descendants. This includes the Kaumatua and Paramountcy Grants that are distributed annually.
Since 2014, the trustees have been redirecting the grants towards a Forest Management Programme. The purpose and objectives of the trust continues to be maintained through these changes.
He Māhuri Toa – Forest Management Programme
This newly established programme has been designed to focus on creating opportunities for the beneficial owners and their descendants of Lake Taupō and Rotoaira Forest Trusts. This includes educational opportunities towards forestry to build capability amongst our people. The key activities managed under this Programme can extend into other areas to build a robust learning platform that encourages and supports whānau towards a career in the forestry industry.
LTCT are committed to building capability in this sector in preparation of the return of the forest assets in 2021 and 2026. We welcome and encourage the whānau to be skilled and knowledgeable to reach a higher level of management for this transition. By attaining this level of learning and qualification, our beneficial owners will have equal opportunity to apply for any future and senior management roles on our forest lands.
Governance & Management
Lake Taupō Charitable Trustees
HARRIS, Elizabeth Ngapera (Judy) – Chairperson
PITIROI, Te Kanawa – Te Pou Tikanga, Cultural Advisory Support
Total Diversity Limited – Administration/Management
TAITUMA, Frances (Frankie)