Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.

My strength is not that of a single person but of a collective effort necessary for success.

Wairarapa Moana Trust

The Wairarapa Moana Trust provides opportunities and support to the whakapapa descendants of the original 139 owners of Wairarapa Moana.

The Trust focus is on the following portfolios:

  • Education, provision of grants and scholarships; leadership and attendance at various wānanga;
  • Marae Development, provision of grants and training to support the maintenance and development of our six tīpuna marae and their trustees;
  • Wairarapa Moanatanga, provision of projects that revive and retain our waiata and purakau; that teach customary practises of tikanga, kawa and kaitiakitanga; that enhance mana tangata, the power of tāne and wāhine; and whanaungatanga, to understand our whakapapa to each other.

The portfolios embrace the Trusts strategic outcomes of:

  • Whanaungatanga
  • Leadership
  • Pride in our Marae
  • Cultural Wellbeing

OUR PLACE, OUR PEOPLE, OUR FUTURE