The Man

"MAN AHEAD OF HIS TIME"

2020 AGM

WI PERE TRUST 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

AT RONGOPAI MARAE, 

LAVENHAM ROAD, WAITUHI, GISBORNE 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Owners 

for the Trust will be held at Rongopai Marae on Saturday, 7 November 2020 10.00 am, Registration 9:30am 

These are unprecedented times we are living in, and the health and safety of our shareholders is always of paramount importance to the Trust. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions on gathering sizes, this meeting will be limited to the first 50 shareholders who register with BDO Gisborne.

The option to connect virtually via Zoom is also available. 

Questions will be taken from the floor or via written format received in advance of the AGM date. 

To register to attend the AGM, please contact the BDO Gisborne Maori Business Unit mbu@bdo.co.nz or 06 869 1400 

by Monday 2 November 2020. 

A full notice of the AGM agenda including further instructions about the virtual Zoom option, will be posted on Monday 19 October 2020. 

A.P.T Haronga CHAIRMAN

ABOUT US

The Wi Pere Trust is a legacy left by the man Wi Pere for his descendants. The trust while constituted on 14 April 1899, was imposed on Wi Pere or he faced losing his legacy to the financial institutions of the time.

Beneficial interests or shares were bestowed and continue to be transfered to future generations today. The Trust is a statutory trust board in accordance with the Maori Purposes Act 1991. 

The governance of the Trust since inception had always had a majority of non Wi Pere whanau trustees. This started to change in the 1950's, until today the Trust is governed by 5 Wi Pere whanau members.

The current trustees and beneficiaries reflect the pride and passion that Wi Pere had in wanting the Trust's enterprises to be prosperous and successful.

The Wi Pere Trust is a mixture of cultures both whanau and commercial. While this makes the Trust somewhat unique, it adds to the challenges the trustees need to consider to ensure Wi Pere's legacy is nurtured and enhanced for its future generations of beneficiaries.

If you want to learn more about who we are and what we do, we welcome you to review the rest of our website.

© 2020 Wi Pere Trust