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Rangitāne Tū Mai Rā – Voice of the People

Strategy and Trust Deed Review

Over the past few months and as highlighted at the 2021 AGM, the Trustees have been considering the long-term strategic focus for Rangitāne and are now looking to develop a 130-year strategy, spanning three generations. This will be a forward-thinking and aspirational piece of work that we hope will adequately represent and reflect the aspirations of Rangitāne as a whole.  The Trustees have established a Steering Committee and engaged KPMG led by Riria (Missy) Te Kanawa and Charmian Mead to facilitate a whānau-led approach to co-designing this strategy.  We want the development of the strategy to be a collaborative process with input from our iwi members throughout the takiwā, over the coming months.

The Trustees has also commenced the review of its Trust Deed to ensure that the Trust is operating efficiently and in a manner that best serves the iwi.  This includes the election processes and representation of Rangitāne by the trustees, in accordance with the Trust Deed. This review is a requirement under the Trust Deed, given that it has now been just over four years since our Rangitāne settlement date. In late 2021, the Trustees confirmed that McCaw Lewis Lawyers will facilitate the review process and engage with iwi members, providing advice and recommendations for any Trust Deed amendments as a result.  Any changes that are ultimately proposed to the Trust Deed will be put to a Special General Meeting.

The two processes will provide lots of opportunities for all iwi members and key stakeholders to contribute their thoughts and feedback on the key observations, areas of interest and aspirations. These activities will include surveys, 1-1 interviews, focus groups, online activities, and iwi wānanga.

Our intention is to allow for kanohi ki te kanohi opportunities to share your whakaaro, with activities planned in Masterton and Dannevirke. However, the health and well-being of our people remains paramount. Therefore, we will ensure there are alternative means of contributing to both these pieces of work in a safe and socially distanced manner for those members of whānau who prefer this option.

Information about how to have your say will come out over the next couple of weeks via our website, social media and through our Rūnanga networks.  However, if you have any immediate pātai regarding what is proposed, please contact

For specific enquiries related to the Trust Deed review and/or suggestions, please contact Renika Siciliano at McCaw Lewis –

For specific enquires related to the strategic plan, please contact, who will direct your enquiry onto the Steering Committee.