2024 - April


Manawatū Kukutauaki No3 Sec 2B1 & 2E5 Trusts

6 April 2024, Kererū Marae, Koputaroa 1 – 3pm

Present:             Johnny McGregor, Wayne Rangi Nicholson, Nina McGregor, Kim Taylor, Olivia Aroha Giles, Timo McGregor, Arohanui Nicholson, Maiarangi Nicholson

Apologies:       Te Kenehi Teira


Kia ora Whanau,

The trustees have been restoring our wetlands for more than 25 years.  We are now working on  a project with NZTA  to balance the impact of  the SH1 Ōtaki to north of Levin Highway “Project” on the environment. 

As part of this process, they are figuring out what ecological actions needs to be taken  to  restore our wetlands, which aligns strongly with our kaupapa for the past quarter century, as a whānau and improve biodiversity and ecology. 

As part of this process, we will provide access to their contractors to undertake survey, monitoring, construction and planting work as well for the maintenance and monitoring period.

The proposed Timeline

by middle of 2024 - complete design of work and lodge Resource Management applications for culvert and drain works (need Department of Conservation approval as per covenant) 

End of 2024 - Once Resource Management approvals are in hand, confirm programme and design with Trust 

March 2025 - Obtain KiwiRail access permits

May 2025 - Confirm detailed works methodology and programme

Summer 2025 - Undertake work

2025/26 and 2027/28 - When hydrology is re-established - Planting 

Your trustees have signed an agreement in principle for the work to be undertaken. 

Uncle Timo


At our last meeting Whānau member, Kushla Okano presented a proposal for  an affordable eco village to be built on part of our land.  

We asked her back to the AGM so she could share the project with any whanau who came. 

Horowhenua has high housing prioritisation, with 20,000 new homes needed. 

The houses have innovative ownership structures, allowing whānau to connect back to our ancestral lands, and live using clean tech integration. 

Kushla’s team will work with us to build capacity and work with whānau to determine what the village would look like.


That the Trustees are given permission to enter into an agreement in principle with Te Whenua Group to proceed with a feasibility study on 2B1 lands for the development of a tiny house/eco village.

Moved: Timo

Second: Kim


Kushla's presentation

An action point for the attendees at the meeting to reach out to their families for trustee nominations.


That the current trustees are re-elected, and that Olivia Aroha Giles and Arohanui Jane Te Rangimarie Nicholson be appointed to both trusts (2B1 & 2E5) – all of whom are appointed for a period of 2 years WEF from today’s date.

Moved: Kim

Second: Timo

Election of Trustees

In 2019 the following trustees were removed: William McGregor, Ann Taylor and Martin Taylor.

The trustees are looking for a succession plan. 

The following trustees are up for re-election for a term of 2 years: 

     Johnny McGregor
     Wayne Rangi Nicholson
     Nina McGregor
     Te Kenehi Teira
     Kim Taylor

General Business

Kim suggested the trust contact the local schools and DOC to enlist their support for the work on the wetlands.

Thanks to all trustees, Aroha for her support work around the administration of the trust, Kushla and whānau who’ve turned up.

Meeting closed 3:05pm time, with a karakia by Rev. Rangi Nicholson