Ngati Hine Forestry Trust
Haere Mai - Welcome
The Ngati Hine Forestry Trust is a large and rapidly expanding Maori land trust. The Trust lands of approximately 5,600 hectares are centred alongside the small rural towns of Moerewa and Kawakawa. The Trust has over 4,200 registered owners represented by seven Trustees who govern the Trust under the authority of a Trust Order pursuant to Section 244 of Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993.
The Trust has substantial interests in two forest leases and owns four horticultural orchards in the Kerikeri area. The Trust has also created a social housing portfolio owning homes in Moerewa, Kawakawa and Kaikohe.
Wealth creation through these and other interests has seen the Trust assets grow in value from $500,000 in 1980 to $28,000,000 today.
The Trust continues to diversify its interests for both commercial and social reasons. The Trust is active in the preservation and enhancement of its indigenous forest areas and is from time to time involved with training programmes within the Ngati Hine rohe.
The Trust has its administrative Head Office in Whangarei with another satellite centre at Moerewa.