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From 2020 to 2022, HTST completed a two-phase constitutional evaluation of their Deed of Trust. The Trustees considered and accepted the majority of the recommendations from this process. Three significant changes and a number of minor changes have been proposed. For the changes to be implemented, pursuant to clause 24.4 of the Deed of Trust, HTST now seek the approval for the following:



These are the main changes in which we are trying to implement within our new Deed of Trust:

A Change of Name

A change of name was recommended to better describe the Trust and the whānau we represent.

Multiple Electorates

Most Trust members whakapapa to multiple Marae, therefore they will now be eligible to register and vote for all maras they whakapapa to. This will be implemented by 2026 at the completion of re-registering all of our Trust-Membership.

Tri-Annual Trustee Elections

Shifting to a single set of Trustee elections once every three years.  This will be implemented for the commencement of the 2023 Elections process.

Minor Amendments

Other minor amendments can be viewed in the 'Trust Deed Changes Narrative Booklet' available below. 

Voting Process

Voting opens Wednesday, 17 May 2023 and closes 12pm on Wednesday, 14 June 2023

All validated adult-members 18yrs+ are eligible to vote.

The Trust will be hosting information pop-ups from our office on the following dates:

Wednesday, 17 May 2023 (12pm - 1pm) - Trust Deed Changes

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 (12pm - 1pm) - Trust Deed Changes

Wednesday, 31 May 2023 (12pm - 1pm) - Trust Deed Changes & The Taiao Hub

Tuesday, 6 June 2023 (12pm - 1pm) - Trust Deed Changes & The Taiao Hub

For all queries please phone 0800 825 484 or email


Deed of Trust 

Our current Deed of Trust.

Deed of Trust 

The updated Deed of Trust we wish to use moving forward.

Info Pop-Ups

Our flyer regarding our upcoming information pop-ups!

Notice of Changes

Our notice regarding Deed of Trust changes.

Trust Deed Changes Narrative Booklet

Our notice regarding Deed of Trust changes.

Change of Name 

Waipatu Marae's explanation of the proposed name.

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