The Raukawa Settlement Trust (RST) is the post settlement governance entity of the South Waikato based iwi Raukawa and is the governance arm of the Raukawa Group. The RST was established in 2009, however, the roots of our modern iwi organisation stretch back to 1987 with the establishment of the Raukawa Trust Board. The RST, whose membership includes 16 Raukawa marae, is a vehicle to advance the collective interests of our members and to ensure that the benefits of our Treaty Settlements are protected for the benefit of present and future members.
Today, the Raukawa Group is headed by the RST, the mandated Iwi Authority, which forms the governance and representation arm of the organisation, representing 16 marae and numerous hapū. The RCT is mandated by RST to represent and advocate for the social, environmental, and cultural aspirations of the iwi. The economic aspirations of the iwi are provided guardianship and direction through RIDL, which also receives its mandate from RST. The diagram below shows the organisational structure.
The RST 16 marae trustees are appointed by general election for a tenure of 3 years, and operates as a common law trust under the Raukawa Settlement Trust
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The Raukawa 2030 Vision represents a comprehensive framework that the Raukawa Group operates under, and guides our decision making, strategies, and initiatives that we undertake in order to achieve the goals set by our trustees on behalf of our iwi. We also use this framework as a tool to measure our progress, and a metric to become more efficient and effective when delivering meaningful outcomes for our people and the wider community.
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RAUKAWA KIA MAU KIA ORA - A THRIVING RAUKAWA IWI
MANA O NGĀ ATUA | MANA O TE WHENUA | MANA O NGĀ TĀNGATA
TIKA – Working with integrity
PONO – Working toward the vision/genuine intent
AROHA – Compassion and regard for others
HONOUR OUR PAST, INFORM OUR PRESENT, DETERMINE OUR FUTURE
Taha Wairua | Taha Hinengaro | Taha Whānau | Taha Tinana | Te Papa | Te Pātaka
We achieve our 2030 Outcomes through thoughtful and astute leadership
The wellbeing of ngā uri o Te Poari Matua o Raukawa has been enhanced and our kaitiakitanga o te taiao and our resources have been strengthened