Toitu Ngati Porou is a Charitable Trust established as a wealth or benefit distribution entity to ensure that cultural development activities serve the needs of Ngati Porou now and in the future.
During the Hui a Tau 2020 the new incoming board members were announced, naumai haramai Ani Pahuru-Huriwai, Agnes Walker, Charlotte Gibson, Ngarimu Parata, WiPere Mita, Naomi Whitewood and Patrick Tangaere
The Runanganui established Toitu in June 2013, appointing seven establishment directors comprising three current directors of TRONPnui and four external appointees. This is in accordance with the Trust Deed, where up to 40% of the total membership can consist of TRONPnui Elected Representatives, with a maximum board size of seven directors and a minimum of five. All directors are Ngati Porou.
Guided by the Trust Deed the Toitu directors were selected to provide the board with a range of relevant skills and experience to best enable the fulfillment of Toitu’s purpose.
Toitu held its inaugural meeting on 16 June 2013 and the Officers of Chair and Deputy Chair were elected:
To give effect to Toitu’s purpose, the directors will be guided by the following principles: