Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited (Whai Rawa) is a property development and investment company, whose principal objective is to maximise the financial or economic returns to the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Group, so it is able to support Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whānau for generations to come.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust. The structure was put in place following the WAI388 Treaty Settlement with the Crown in 2012.
Funds generated by Whai Rawa are used to support the tribal development goals of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Limited. Whai Maia is the Tribal Development arm that is responsible for portfolios including education, health and wellbeing, sporting and cultural activities.
Whai Rawa is the entity that is responsible for growing the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei asset base. The assets that the Trust have are conservative and low yielding and Whai Rawa will work toward growing the profitability of these assets for the hapū.
Post-Settlement Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is responsible to the membership of descendants.
What We Do
We are responsible for growing the asset base through astute investment and property diversification.
The Whai Rawa Group consists of the following: Corporate Property Investments Limited, Eastcliffe Ōrākei Retirement Care Limited Partnership, Eastcliffe Ōrākei Management Services Limited Partnership, Whai Rawa Railway Lands Limited Partnership, Whai Rawa Commercial Office Limited Partnership, Whai Rawa Railway Leasing Limited Partnership , Whai Rawa Property Holdings Limited Partnership, Whai Rawa Residential Properties Limited Partnership, Whai Rawa Housing Limited Partnership, Whai Rawa Kāinga Development Limited, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Housing Trust, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Housing Trustee Limited, Whai Rawa Collective Holdings Limited Partnership, Whai Rawa Development LP.