WI PERE TRUST
2023 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
BUSHMERE ARMS, 673 MATAWAI ROAD,
Notice is hereby given
that the Annual General
Meeting of Owners
for the Trust
will be held at Bushmere Arms
on Saturday, 4 November 2023
9.30 am, Registration at 9:00am
Kindly note the 2022 & 2023 Ahuwhenua trophies will be on display at this time.
Nau mai, haere mai ki te Whānau o Wi Pere - come and celebrate
these wonderful achievements.
To register for the AGM and for catering purposes, please contact the
BDO Gisborne Pākihi Māori team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 06 869 1400
by Monday 30 October 2023.
Full notice of the AGM agenda can be obtained from the BDO Gisborne Ltd office.
2023 AGM Registration Form. Download Form
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.