About our Trust

The Tauhara Geothermal Charitable Trust was formed early in 2012.

The Trust consists of five Trustees elected by Ngā Hāpu O Tauhara and two Trustees appointed by Contact Energy Limited.

The primary purpose of the Trust is:

To provide grants for the advancement of education of Ngā Hāpu O Tauhara. This includes advancement of education in the area of natural resource management, science and engineering; and,

To provide other community grants that are charitable for the benefit of Ngā Hāpu o Tauhara to maintain their relationship with their ancestral lands, water, sites, waahi tapu and other taonga and to maintain their ancestral connection to their waahi tapu and other taonga affected by the activities contained in the Consents.”

The Trusts also has an ancillary purpose:

The ancillary purpose of the Trust is to foster a long term enduring relationship between Ngā Hāpu O Tauhara and Contact.”