Pūtea Manaaki

The purpose of this fund is:

  • To provide assistance for Ngāi Tahu tribal members towards essential living costs in situations of serious hardship (where there is no other avenue for help); and
  • To recognise regional and national achievement in sport.

General Criteria for Funding Assistance

  • Applicant must be registered on the Ngāi Tahu (Whakapapa) register.
  • Applications can be submitted at any time on the official application form. The number of applications per person is limited to one per year.
  • Proof of identity is required e.g., drivers licence, passport, community services card.
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu staff are not eligible to apply.

Specific Criteria for Hardship Funding Assistance

  • If you are receiving a benefit/superannuation from Work and Income NZ (WINZ), you should provide a letter from them which states details of your benefit and what assistance is or is not available.
  • Applications must include:
    1. Most recent monthly bank statements for all bank accounts;
    2. Evidence of all other outstanding debts/accounts; and
    3. Pre-printed bank deposit slip or invoice showing bank account details of supplier (where request is for payment of a bill)
    4. Confirmation of all income, including partners income (if applicable)
    5. What steps you have taken to withdraw KiwiSaver funds (if applicable)

Specific Criteria for Recognition of Sporting Achievement Funding

  • Confirmation of applicant’s selection or qualification for regional or national team from the relevant organisation.
  • Pre-printed or bank verified deposit slip or bank statement for the account the funding is to be paid into.
  • Identification copy and signed application form
  • Pūtea Manaaki sporting recognition form

Additional hardship assistance

Additional assistance may be available through the following providers:

For more information contact the Pūtea Manaaki Coordinator

Email  [email protected]

Phone  0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248) or 03 974 0326

Attn: Pūtea Manaaki Coordinator L4
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
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