Whakapapa

Tupu Tonu commenced operations in February 2021.

On 2 February 2021, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations announced the establishment of Tupu Tonu. Read the press release here.

You can find background information on the Fund, and how it came to be established, on the New Zealand Government portal here.

Timeline

June

Cabinet agrees to the establishment
of Tupu Tonu

December

Sir Brian Roche and Ripeka Evans appointed
as establishment directors

February

Tupu Tonu commenced operations as a
Crown-owned company

March

Remaining directors
are appointed

September

First investment – purchase of the Meridian building, Kerikeri

November

Purchase of kiwifruit
orchard, Maungatapere

December

Purchase of kiwifruit
orchard, Waipapa

February

First anniversary of
Tupu Tonu

August

Purchase of forest,
Houto

November

Purchase of kiwifruit
orchard, Waipapa

February

Second anniversary of
Tupu Tonu

April

Tukua payments made to Ngāpuhi hapū, whānau and organisations

July

Purchase of Paihia Maritime Building