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Question: is the trust organized for non-profit purpose?
I don't think so. All I no is that my mother went to the Maori Land Court and put all her share holdings in her Maori Land Blocks into the trust (Bill Bayne & Erana Whanau Trust) making me the only Trustee. If it is not set up for a Non Profit purpose, then how do I go about doing this and can I.
Hi Chris, I am looking for funding to irradicate pest from the maori land blocks on Great Barrier and help regenerate the flora and fauna back to it's former glory. Also start educating the younger generation about enviromental issues and the culture significance it holds for maori people. I grew up with the knowlege passed down by my mother, and I would like to be able to pass that on. At present there are priviatly owned land that has received funding and are helping me to achieve the same outcome.DOC are helping me also. The Gt Barrier is already pest free from a lot of rodents, how ever we still have a issue with rats & cats as does the rest of the world. My mothers land is multipule owned with other share holders involved. I have their full support in writing. I am sure my family would be very supportive about me making my mother trust a Non profit orgainisation and if I can make a difference to this beautiful place it's all worth it for generations to come. We have a Marae that is already a non proft orgainisation and I prefer not to be involved with them, not that it is a problem they too are more than happy to support me in every way they can. Thanks Brenda
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