Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Anga Whakamuri, Anga Whakamua

Trust Waikato embraces the articles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Kaawanatanga – Honourable Governance; Rangatiratanga – Self-determination and Ooritetanga – Equity.

We acknowledge Maaori as tangata whenua and their mana as kaitiaki of te Taiao and the people. Acknowledging and weaving their rich narratives and cultural practices is vital to achieving our vision of vibrant and resilient Waikato communities.

We value our engagement with tangata whenua, enabling meaningful conversations and connections through waananga and understanding the aspirations of Maaori, and tautoko strengths-based opportunities for our communities to contribute to a thriving Waikato hapori.

We are committed to continuing our journey into Te Ao Maaori by strengthening relationships and collaborating with tangata whenua in the communities in which we serve.

Find out more about Trust Waikato’s rich history

Our journey begins well before the creation of Trust Waikato in 1988, and even before the establishment of the community saving banks in the 1950’s.