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He pārongo mō te rēhita i te marae kei tētahi whenua rāhui Māori - Registering a marae on a Māori reservation as a charity
This page outlines the information you need to provide if your marae is on a Māori reservation and you would like to apply to become a registered charity.
Providing one of the following will help us locate the Māori reservation for your marae:
If your marae is on a Māori reservation, it should have a charter drawn up by ngā kaitiaki (trustees). Please provide this charter if available.
A charter normally includes details about your marae and may include information about ngā kaitiaki and how the marae runs. If your marae has no charter, please provide any other governing document (rules, trust deed, constitution, etc.) that your marae may have.
You will need to provide details (names, position, addresses, dates of birth) of ngā kaitiaki of the Māori reservation (the names registered with the Māori Land Court). You can find out who is registered as a kaitiaki by searching the Māori Land Online(external link) website or by contacting Te Kooti Whenua Māori (the Māori Land Court).(external link)
A marae may have ngā kaitiaki for the reservation and a committee that manages the day-to-day operation of the marae. We do not require details of the committee members. You may choose to name a committee member as the contact person for your marae if the committee takes care of the day-to-day running of your marae.
Ko wai mā kei te whai wāhi ki tō marae? - Who is part of your marae?
We will need to know who is part of your marae. This might be:
Please provide as much detail as possible on the activities of your marae. For example, your marae may:
When you are ready to apply to become a registered charity, complete the online application form(external link). The information on this page can help you complete the relevant sections in the application form.
Before you apply, make sure you understand the obligations of being a registered charity(external link). Your marae will need to report annually to Charities Services using the reporting standards(external link). We recommend you read up on these before you apply.
If you require any help with completing the information in your application form, please contact us at CCRegistrationinfo@dia.govt.nz, or call us on 0508 CHARITIES (0508 242 748).