On 27 May 2013 Ngāti Hauā initialled a Deed of Settlement with the Crown to settle the Ngāti Hauā non-raupatu historical Treaty claims against the Crown. In order to meet the requirements for settlement prescribed by the Crown, a post-settlement governance entity was established to sign the Deed of Settlement and to receive and administer the settlement assets received as part of the Ngāti Hauā Treaty settlement. This entity is the Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust.
A Deed of Trust was signed by the Initial Trustees to record the terms on which Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust was established as the post-settlement governance entity to receive the settlement assets for Ngāti Hauā.
It is the intention of the Initial Trustees to receive the settlement redress and facilitate the transfer of settlement redress in accordance with the Ratification Booklet and the resolutions in the Ratification Booklet that were confirmed by a majority of the Adult Registered Members of Ngāti Hauā who voted in the Ratification Process culminating in the signing of the Ngāti Hauā Deed of Settlement between the Crown and the Tumuaki at Rukumoana Marae on 18 July 2013.
The Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust was established to receive, manage, administer and apply the Trust’s assets on behalf of and for the benefit of the present and future members of Ngāti Hauā in accordance with its Trust Deed including, without limitation: