Our Structure

Our Whanau

Beneficiaries of the Ngati Tuwharetoa (BOP) Settlement Trust include individuals who are:

  • descended from a Ngati Tuwharetoa ancestor/s; or
  • a member of the one of the following hapu: Umutahi, Ngai Tamarangi, Ngati Iramoko, Te Tawera, Te Aotahi, Ngati Irawharo, Ngati Peehi, Ngati Poutomuri, Ngati Manuwhare; or
  • a whangai of Ngati Tuwharetoa (in accordance with Ngati Tuwharetoa tikanga; and, who are registered with Ngati Tuwharetoa (BOP) Settlement Trust.


Ngati Tuwharetoa (BOP) Settlement Trust 

At the highest level representing the interests of our Beneficiaries is the Ngati Tuwharetoa (BOP) Settlement Trust (the Trust). The Trust was established from its Deed of Settlement with the Crown and gives effect to a Treaty Settlement received in 2005.  

A total of seven elected Trustees are responsible overall for the group, assets, policy, distribution, Deeds of Recognition, and upholding the tribes role as a Kaitiaki over the Kawerau Geothermal Resource. 

Ngati Tuwharetoa Custodial  Trustee Company Limited

The Ngati Tuwharetoa Custodial Trustee Company Limited (NTCTCL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Trust and was established to manage the Cultural Assets arising out of the Treaty Settlement. NTCTCL has seven Directors.

Ngati Tuwharetoa Holdings Limited 

Responsibility for governing the commercial assets fall to two commercial entities: Ngati Tuwharetoa Holdings Limited (NTHL) and Ngati Tuwharetoa Geothermal Assets Limited (NTGA).  These commercial entities have Boards comprised of both Trustees and specialist Commercial Directors.

NTHL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ngati Tuwharetoa (BOP) Settlement Trust and was established to hold and manage the Commercial Assets arising out of the Treaty Settlement.

Ngati Tuwharetoa Geothermal Assets Limited

NTGA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ngati Tuwharetoa Holdings Limited and was established to hold and manage Geothermal Assets.  The aquisition of Geothermal Assets from the Crown was a separate transaction to the Treaty Settlement. NTGA is currently the world's largest supplier of geothermal steam for industrial direct use. 

This business complements the special association and history that Tuwharetoa in Kawerau have with the Geothermal Taonga.