"MAN AHEAD OF HIS TIME"
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 email@example.com 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
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.
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