Our Trustees

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Peter Douglas

Peter Douglas is the Chairperson of the Trust and is a senior advisor in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has extensive senior management and governance experience in both the public and private sector. Peter resides in Wellington with his wife Hera and has two sons Uekaha and Kohu.

Angela Pope

Angela Pope is the Deputy Chairperson of the Trust and is legal counsel for an international trustee company in Rarotonga where she currently resides. Angela serves on two other trusts located in the King Country that have land and business interests in tourism, hospitality, and forestry.

Josephine Anderson

Josephine Anderson gives guidance on all matters relating to the settlement of the Waitomo Lands claim (Wai 51). She also provides invaluable knowledge about the historical heritage of Ngati Uekaha and Ngati Ruapuha. Josephine is a member of the Caves Management Committee.

Lynn Green

Lynn Green works for Ngāti Maniapoto Marae Pact Trust as the coordinator of the kaumatua programme. She is active in supporting kaumatua, marae and, rangatahi development within Maniapoto and believes the Trust can have a positive impact in these areas. Lynn serves on a number of whānau and marae trusts and is a member of the Hapū Development Committee.  

Hiria Love

Hiria (Missy) Love has a background in tourism and administration. She currently works at the Waitomo Top 10 Holiday Park. She has a Bachelor of Iwi Environmental Management and has almost completed her Masters of Applied Indigenous Knowledge.  Missy is a member of the Caves Management Committee and Environmental Advisory Group.

Chuck Davis

Chuck Davis has had an extensive career in local government as Te Pou Takawaenga (Iwi Liaison Officer) to Waipa District Council and is responsible for civil defense in that district. Chuck serves on the Audit and Risk Committee for the Trust and is the Chairperson of Te Riutoto Whānau Trust.



10 September 2018

Click here to view Hui-ā-Tau (AGM Information) for 22 September 2018 and to view Annual Report 2017-2018

Click here to view information about the Strategic Planning Hui and the Special General Meeting


15 August 2018
Ruapuha Uekaha Hapū Trust
AGM and Voting Pack

Click here to view PDF of AGM & Voting Pack

25 June 2018
Ruapuha Uekaha Hapū Trust
(Hauturu East 8)
Nominations for the Election of Trustee.

Click here to view PDF of Advert

Click here to download Word Doc of Trustee Nomination Form

14 June 2018
2018 Kaumatua Hauora Grant Round is now open. Applications close Friday, 17 August 2018.


View the latest Tomokia Issue 8
- October 2016.

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In this issue of Tomokia

  • RUHT Annual General Meeting
  • New Trust Order Approved
  • Education Grants Round for 2017
  • Online Database

View the latest Issue, October 2016 »

Corporate Documents

Corporate Documents

Our vision, our mission, our values and our goal.

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Our History

Our History

Read Bruce Stirling's report on the compulsory acquisition of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in the early 1900's and the Wai 51 claim that saw the Caves returned to the Ruapuha Uekaha Hapu Trust in 1990.

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Our Gallery


View a timeline of our people and places.

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