Topic: Treaty Settlements

New Chair for Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust

By Te Kāea

A new chairperson has been elected for the Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust.

Dylan Tahau is the new Chair taking over from Rakeipoho Taiaroa, who has stepped down.  

Mr Tahau has worked in the public sector, including being a community engagement manager for the Taupō District Council.

He is now the environmental manager for the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board and also chairs Whānau Ora ki Tūwharetoa.

One of the biggest jobs for Mr Tahau will be to work on the Mana Whenua process of Kaingaroa forests, which involves sharing the land among several iwi.