Nga Whenua Rahui

Nga Whenua Rahui is a contestable fund established in 1991 to provide funding for the protection of indigenous ecosystems on Maori land. It covers the protection of all indigenous natural areas.

It is administered by the Nga Whenua Rahui Committee and serviced by the Department of Conservation. The fund receives an annual allocation of funds from Government and the Committee advises the Minister of Conservation on funding applications from iwi, the placing of kawenata (covenant) and negotiates conditions.

To apply to the fund, contact:

The Kaitakawaenga
Phone: 0800 112 771

Or download the Application form (PDF 156 KB)

For more information about Nga Whenua Rahui:


This page last updated on 21 May 2014