Registration Form

Statement of Entitlement

If you believe you are entitled to membership by whakapapa to Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika (Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust), then we encourage you to register using the online application or, if you prefer, click here to print and post the completed form to us at:

P O Box 12164
Wellington 6144


Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika (Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust) includes any person who can whakapapa by direct line of descent to:

  1. The original beneficiaries of the 27 September 1839 Port Nicholson Block Purchase Deed; (the attached list of tupuna may be of assistance, click here to read it); or
  2. The persons listed in the Schedule to the Declaration of the Native Land Court in Wellington dated 11 April 1888; or
  3. Other persons who whakapapa to Taranaki Whānui not named in 1 or 2 above but who lived within the Port Nicholson Block, Wellington District as at 6 February 1840; or
  4. Adopted persons, and their descendants (blood or whangai) where the adoptive parent(s) can whakapapa to a blood descendant of any of the original beneficiaries set out in 1 to 3 above.

You are eligible to become a verified member of Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika (Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust) if you meet the above criteria.

Online Registration Form

Dependent Children

Child 1

Child 2

Child 3

Child 4

Child 5

Child 6

Child 7

Child 8

Do you know your tupuna who lived in Wellington in 1840? If so, please list him/her/them. The attached list of Tupuna names may assist.

To assist our office to record your whakapapa to the Port Nicholson Block, please complete only the relevant sections below (include, where known, tribal affiliations of your tupuna):

Any information received will be held by or for the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (“the Trust”), certain bodies related to the Trust or their respective successors. You have certain rights under the Privacy Act 1993 to see and correct personal information which the Trust or its successors holds about you. The information will be used to enable the Trust or its successor to identify as many entitled individuals as possible, so that they are informed of Trust matters. The information will also be used to identify those who may take part in any electoral process relating to the Trust and/or derive any entitlement as members in the future. I acknowledge the above and consent to the disclosure of my personal information to anybody related to the Trust or its successor and including for whakapapa verification purposes.



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