Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Ltd

One of Aotearoa's leading investors with an active, inter-generational focus.

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Ltd is a long-term intergenerational New Zealand focused investor with an active approach to investment, managing assets and governance.

It is the investment company of the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust of which Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is the sole Trustee. Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation's role is to create wealth by using the assets, allocated to it by the Trust, to operate as a profitable and efficient business.

Drawing on the tribal whakataukī, Mo tātou, ā, mō kā uri, ā, muri ake nei – for us and our children after us, Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation adheres to a highly developed investment policy framework which acts as a roadmap to deliver long-term sustainable returns to the iwi. The framework provides a robust methodology for determining sustainable distribution. The key elements of the policy consider and provide for the minimum investment return required to maintain the value of the investment base and to pay an appropriate distribution to Te Rūnanga. The policy also sets rules about the optimal allocation of strategic assets, benchmarking and a distribution rule to provide consistent distributions over the long-term to Te Rūnanga.

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation's mission is to be an outstanding investment company creating wealth for Ngāi Tahu Whānui and respecting and contributing to the mana of Ngāi Tahu in all that we do.

Fundamental to its operation are four key goals:

  • Increasing shareholders' equity and expanding the commercial asset base
  • Providing annual cash returns to Te Rūnanga via the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust to facilitate current social, cultural and environmental initiatives
  • Growing the businesses for future generations
  • Developing future strategy and assessing opportunities Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation manages a diversified portfolio of investments across four subsidiary companies:

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation believes that building strategic partnerships is central to achieving longterm financial aspirations and goals. This includes building good relationships with the Crown and local government entities, iwi and other like-minded commercial enterprises. An example of this is the joint venture relationship between Ngāi Tahu Property and the Christchurch City Council, which saw the successful development of a new council building. This project was one of the first private/public partnerships of its kind in New Zealand.

For more information about Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu visit www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz