Te Pounga Marae Charter
This charter has been generated by the Trustee's of Te Pounga Marae over several years under the specific instructions of the whanau o Te Pounga, and has evolved into the document that it is today.
Having a formalised charter ensures that the beneficiaries of Te Pounga have a set of collective rules that the whanau agree upon for which the elected trustee's administer on on their behalf.
These rules are formulated in this charter to not necessarily set the rules in stone, but more of a formal document that can be edited and adjusted as and when the whanau o Te Pounga identify the need for any constructive alterations to be made when the need arises.
The charter has a huge role to play in formalising the manner in which the trustee's can administer the affairs of Te Pounga in that there is a clear and definable mandate from the whanau through this charter.
Having this charter registered in the New Zealand Maori Land Court ensures that the whanau o Tepounga have access to a consistent charter that is archived in an official forum.