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Charity Details

Maoriland Charitable Trust

Registration details

May 31

Address for service

68-70 Main Street
Māoriland Hub

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Australia, Samoa, Tonga

North America

United States


Germany, Iceland

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

The Māoriland Charitable Trust operates the Māoriland Film Festival that is both a commercial and critical success. Over the past seven years it has grown to an internationally and nationally renown film festival. In October 2017 Māoriland Charitable Trust established the Māoriland Hub which operates on tikanga Māori principals. It is the income generator for the Māoriland Charitable Trust. The strategic plan for both the Māoriland Hub and the Māoriland Film Festival includes growing the social, economic and cultural opportunities and benefits for the town of Ōtaki. In 2020, the MCT’s Rangatahi (youth) Strategy aims to do the following: To give voice to our rangatahi and support their aspirations to understand and participate in the community. To provide opportunities to grow the creative talents of rangatahi in the Kāpiti Coast region. To identify professional and training opportunities for rangatahi within the Kāpiti Coast. To create future leaders for the MCT.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Other (please state)

(Runs and fundraises for Maoriland Film Festival and the Māoriland Hub, a Centre of Excellence in Film and Creative Arts in Ōtaki.)

Arts / culture / heritage

Education / training / research

General public

Children / young people

Entity Structure

Kakano Films Limited was set up as the legal entity to deliver Māoriland Film Festival Registration CC53441. In 2016 Maoriland Charitable Trust was established as the new entity for both the Maoriland Film Festival and the Māoriland Hub. In 2020 Kakano films was deregistered. There are 5 Trustees based in Otaki. The Trust is guided by the principals tikanga of manaakitanga (hospitality) tino rangatiratanga (self determination), kotahitanga (collectiveness) and whanaungatanga.

Annual Returns

Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
29/02/2024 - - - To be filed To be filed
30/06/2023 18/07/2023 $2,281,745 $1,781,112
30/11/2021 2/09/2022 $2,347,241 $1,394,793
30/11/2020 6/11/2020 $1,013,805 $671,712
30/11/2019 24/10/2019 $702,079 $647,581
30/11/2018 17/09/2018 $531,653 $386,054
30/09/2017 6/11/2017 $165,022 $11,359

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Tainui Stephens Trustee 1/06/2023
Huhana Smith Trustee 6/07/2020
Deidre Ann McDonald Trustee 1/05/2018
John Barrett Chair 18/07/2016
Tania Hakaraia Trustee 18/07/2016

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Graham Wiremu Trustee 17/05/2023
Tainui Stephens Chair 1/05/2018

Charity Updates

Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.
Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
18/07/2023 NOC012
17/08/2020 NOC008
27/05/2018 NOC005
4/05/2018 NOC004
14/11/2017 NOC003

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