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Post Governance Settlement Entity

The Tapuika Oranga Ake (TOA) is the Mandated Iwi Organization (MIO) and Iwi Aquaculture Organization (IAO) under the Maori fisheries Act 2004. This means that the Tapuika fisheries settlement assets (being income shares in Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd and fisheries settlement
quota) are held by the Tapuika Oranga Ake.  These assets were transferred out from Te Arawa Fisheries where we were initially part the collective

In addition, the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 provides Iwi Aquaculture Organizations with 20% of all new aquaculture space created from 1 January 2005. The settlement also provides iwi with the equivalent of 20% of existing aquaculture space (called “pre-commencement space”) created between 21 September 1992 - 31 December 2004.

TOA as an IAO will be entitled to a portion of both the new aquaculture space and existing aquaculture space and/or the pre-commencement space allocated to all IAO in the Bay of Plenty.  

TOA is the charitable arm of the iwi and was renamed from Tapuika Fisheries trust in 2022

The Fisheries Trust is also currently involved in the discussions with BOP IAO in relation to the formula for the distribution of existing and new aquaculture space in the Bay of Plenty.

Trustees are elected for a term of 3 years and TOA Trustees are automatically elected to Tapuika Iwi Authority (TIA).

The current trustees are:

Ngāti Tuheke: Daniel Nathan, Jo'el Komene

Ngāti Moko: Hori Ahomiro, Ashley Biel

Ngāti Marukukere: Raiha Biel, Vance Skudder

Ngāti Kuri: Tarnisha McNeill, Rawiri Biel (Chair)

Northern Taurahere Trustee: Witeri Williams

Central North Island Taurahere Trustee: Aroha Beck

South Island Taurahere Trustee: Katie Le Roux

TOA is run in parallel with Tapuika Iwi Authority and has all the same operational staff

Organisation Structure


Iwi Register


The Tapuika Fisheries Trust is responsible for maintaining and growing the Tapuika Iwi Register. It is important that members enrol on the Tapuika Iwi Register in order to receive the benefits from commercial fishing distributed through the Tapuika Fisheries Trust. 
You can register online, with verification received following confirmation from the Tapuika Validation Committee.

Tapuika Holdings Ltd

Tapuika Holdings Ltd (THL) is a subsidiary of the Tapuika Fisheries Trust and is the Asset Holding Company (ACE) required under the Maori fisheries Act 2004 to manage and hold Tapuika Iwi settlement quota and Moana Pacific (Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd) income shares. Each year THL will receive their share of the annual catch entitlement (ACE) which can be on sold in the market.

THL intends to join a collective of ACE to maximise the return in commercial fisheries once the transfer of fisheries assets from Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa is completed this year. 

The Directors of THL are appointed by the Tapuika Fisheries Trust and are:

Ateremu McNeill - Director

Rawiri Biel – Director

Andy Gowland-Douglas – Director

Kaunihera Koeke

In accordance with the TOADeed of Trust the
Tapuika Kaunihera Koeke advise the TOA on cultural matters pertaining to Tapuika and clarify Tapuika customary practice particularly in relation to fisheries and the Iwi register. Representatives of the Tapuika
Kaunihera Koeke are appointed to the Registration Validation Committee  
Members of the Tapuika Kaunihera Koeke are not permitted to be Trustees or operational staff of the Tapuika Iwi Authority.

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