Our strategic framework provides a big picture view of our purpose as a Trust, what we’re trying to achieve and how we deliver our work.



Trust deed: Our foundation as the Trust.

  1. Preserve capital for future generations
  2. Provide for beneficiaries (the people of Tairāwhiti)


Te wawata mātāmua
Our vision and values.

Our vision is an aspiration for the communities of Tairāwhiti.

Our people, whānau, and communities of Tairāwhiti are able to live the lives we value in ways that matter to us. Together we will transform Tairāwhiti into a place of… 

Te Mana – Shared Pride; where culture connects, relationships empower and nature thrives.

Te Ihi – Shared Prosperity; where people flourish, businesses grow.

Te Wehi – Shared Opportunity; where children dream, communities unite and futures inspire.

As the sun rises over Tairāwhiti, you’ll find our people where they are needed most.
At the heart of our communities on this journey of transformation.
Kaitiaki of precious taonga. Shared for generations to come. 

We are Trust Tairāwhiti
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He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora

Desired outcomes for 2073

The principles and aspirational outcomes that guide the way we work and priorities.

This pou focuses on all people, whānau and communities of Tairāwhiti having unhindered access to support and opportunities that enhance their wellbeing. It’s about shared wellbeing for all people.

This is about being good ancestors and our obligations to future generations. Children and young people have a better set of opportunities than the current generation.

Tairāwhiti upholds Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mana whenua partnerships are maintained with integrity.


Our waharoa provides the guiding principles that inform all our decision making.


Our muka represent aspirational outcomes and highlight the areas of wellbeing that are most important to Tairāwhiti.

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Te whakairo matua

The way we work

How we dedicate resources to support our kaupapa and achieve our vision.

Enabling others

We enable the people of Tairāwhiti by funding initiatives and facilities that contribute to positive wellbeing outcomes for the region.


All Trust direct investments in economic growth opportunities are guided by our wellbeing framework, He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora, to ensure holistic and wide-ranging impacts for the benefit of our communities.


The Trust delivers a range of targeted operations for the wellbeing of Tairāwhiti. This includes our work as Economic Development Agency, Regional Tourism Organisation and meeting our obligations under the Trust Deed. 

Our strategic focus

Our five-year strategic plan identifies our strategic focus areas for the region.

Te aka rautaki ki te tau 2026
Strategic focus 2021-2026

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Priority projects

Our statement of intent outlines the priority projects we plan to deliver each financial year.

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