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Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust is pleased to be able to offer annual charitable distributions to its members.  We currently offer two types of distributions:

  1. Distributions for Marae and projects undertaken by Raukawa entities; and
  2. Fish Distribution for Marae and Iwi/hapū hui.

There is flexibility under the Trust Deed to do a broader range of mahi to benefit Iwi members – this will be explored over the coming years as the putea and number of registered members increase and as our strategic direction evolves.

Distributions are based upon meeting the following charitable objectives as outlined in our Trust Deed:

  • Relief of poverty for the benefit of Raukawa ki te Tonga iwi;
  • The advancement of education or religion for the benefit of Raukawa ki te Tonga iwi; or
  • Any other matter that is beneficial to Māori as a people and, in particular, is beneficial to the community of Raukawa ki te Tonga and all the members irrespective of where those members reside.

Distributions are guided by the Trust’s Distribution Policy and must only be made to other charitable organisations for charitable purposes that benefit Raukawa ki te Tonga.

Each year the Trust determines:

  • An amount of money to be made available in that financial year; and
  • Priority projects for that financial year.

2021 Distribution Applications are now open

  • Open 6 April 2021
  • Close 6 July 2021
  • $200,000 available for a-e below
  • $79,000 available for f below

Priorities for Applications:

a) Marae, Iwi and Hapū of Raukawa ki te Tonga.

b)Other Raukawa ki te Tonga entities.

c)Te Reo Māori focus.

d)Environmental projects.

e)Projects that benefit future generations of Raukawa ki te Tonga.

f)Projects directly related to charitable fisheries purposes.

Please CLICK HERE for the application form.


Fish Distribution for Marae, Iwi/Hapū hui

The Trust is able to purchase fish for Raukawa ki te Tonga Marae use. Each Marae has delegated representatives to order fish on their behalf.

Advance notice is essential. We cannot purchase fish on weekends and weather dictates availability. Generally, we access boxes of fresh hoki fillets in 5 or 10kg boxes.  A 10kg box will generally provide for 50-60 people if there is other protein on the menu. Specific species cannot be ordered. 

If you are after fish for a Marae event please request through the appropriate delegate: 
A list of delegates and their contact details can be found here.

The Marae delegate will then send the request to the Asset Holding Company Office Manager, Cassidy Pidduck at

In your fish request you will need to indicate:

  • Who is ordering the fish?
  • Which Marae it is for?
  • What is the event being held?
  • When is the fish required? and
  • Who will take receipt of the fish when it is delivered by courier to:
    Te Wānanga o Raukawa, the Rūnanga office in Levin or the Feilding depot.
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