Ngāti Manawa Charitable Trust

Ngāti  Manawa Charitable Trust was established to facilitate charitable distributions of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa is the mandated Iwi organisation for Ngāti Manawa and is the settlers of the Charitable Trust.

The Ngāti Manawa Charitable Trust are made of up 2 Trustee from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa.

Taiarahia Taitoko

(Tipapa Marae/Ngai Tokowaru)

Taiarahia was elected onto Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Manawa in 2014 by her Marae Tipapa.  Taiarahia brings with her over 30 years working experience where he has gained skills in areas of Maori Land administration, Operations of governance bodies, Office Management, Financial and Strategic Planning.

She has also been involved in helping whanau members through Maori Land Court processes, Treaty Claims, contributed to post-settlement governance structures and strategic planning and was a trustee on the Ahu Whenua Trust.  Currently, Taiarahia is living in Rotorua where she is a Share Registry Manager at Deloitte, Rotorua.

John Porima


John was born and bred and grew up in Murupara around all our marae in Ngati Manawa (NM). John is the longest serving trustee elected to the Runanga, of the current three serving trustees appointed by Moewhare Marae.

John is currently the Chairperson and Director of the NM Charitable Trust which distributes funds and grants to beneficiaries as well as improves the health and welfare of Ngati Manawa Iwi. John is also the Ngati Manawa Iwi representative on the 18 Iwi represented Bay of Plenty District HealthBoard Maori Health Runanga which meets quarterly with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board at a Governance and strategic level. John is also the Performance and Quality Manager for his organization’s  Medical and Community health services in Te Puke. John has experience in Quality fields as well, as a Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2008 series as a Lead Auditor for NZ Health and Disability Sector Standards . He has also successful achieved Cornerstone Accreditation for his organisation’s Medical Clinic through the Royal New Zealand College of Practitioners. He is trained and certified as proficient in the NZ  Privacy Act and is also trained NZ  Health and Safety Representative.