Manaaki Urupā Grant

The purpose of the Manaaki Urupā Grant is to partially cover the annual costs incurred by urupā owners/trustees in the on-going care of their urupā.

To be eligible for the grant, an urupā must be:

a) Within the New Plymouth District; and
b) Located on:

  • Land designated a Māori reservation under section 338 of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 for the purposes of an urupā; or
  • Māori freehold land; or
  • General freehold land in Māori ownership.

The grant can go towards activities directly related to the care of the urupā including but not limited to the following:

  • Repair and maintain gateways, fences, footpaths, etc.;
  • Maintain, clean, repair and restore headstones, install berms, etc.;
  • Maintain, repair or replace existing ground maintenance equipment;
  • Maintain, repair or improve pedestrian and vehicular access and parking; and 
  • Maintain urupā lawns, hedges, tress, etc., and remove green waste.

The grant cannot be used for:

  • Establishing new urupā;
  • Multiple-year projects;
  • Payment of salaries, wages, commission, fees, etc.; and
  • Protection - and capital-related (one-off) activities, etc.

Applications are being received from 1 September 2020 to 31 October 2020.