About Us

Trust Tairāwhiti is the regional development trust for Tairāwhiti 

Trust Tairāwhiti is the regional development trust for Tairāwhiti – formerly known as ECT (Eastland Community Trust). The Trust was created in 1993 to assist in the development of a more positive, prosperous, and attractive community.

In 2015, Activate Tairāwhiti was launched to lead local economic development and help Tairāwhiti businesses create more employment opportunities for our people.

Trust Tairāwhiti brings our community trust and economic development agency together under one roof to better assist the wellbeing of our people, the success of our businesses, and the future of our region

He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora provides the Trust with a guiding set of outcomes for all funding and operational decisions, including our strategic focuses.