Saving history and keeping assets for community use

$395 donated
Given by 5 generous donors in around 8 months

Tutamoe Community Collective needs help to pay for lawyers to ensure current freehold community assets are not sold into privatization!


Tutamoe Community Collective is made up of ratepayers and residents who wish for the Tutamoe Community Trust and Tutamoe Hall Association Incorporated to adhere to the Trust Purposes.

For community assets to stay in the hands of the community and not sold to anyone, especially businesses with international interests.

For the trustees to uphold the Purposes of the Tutamoe Community Trust which read;

(a) to maintain and develop educational facilities for the benefit of the Tutamoe Area,

(b) to oversea the operation of a correspondence unit,

(c) to provide a centre for community activities for the Tutamoe District,

(d) to promote tourism with-in the Tutamoe area.

Note: (d) was removed by the current listed Trustees on 29 January 2009.

We believe that assets need to be preserved for the future generations.

That the building should be used by the residents within the district and to be showcased to local and international travelers alike.

What are we fundraising for?

Initially all funds will go towards paying lawyers to KEEP the FREEHOLD Community Assets run by community for the community. Once kaitiaki (guardianship) is granted money will be put towards renovations needed on the buildings.

The current group have used personal money in excess of $8,000 to pay for lawyers letters to the the Trustees. The BOT have not heard the calls of the community they say doesn't exist and the next step is to go to the High Court!

In the future, funding will be needed to help renovate and repair the buildings and land that has been neglected.

Visit or for more information and photos. Like our page to follow the progress and support the cause to save history and community assets.

Email us to find out how to become a member!

The Back Story.

We have a diverse backdrop around the Tutamoe School complex with native forest surrounding the valley that is supporting native trees, birds and other wildlife like the native Giant Kauri Snail or the Kiwi or Kokako.

In the schools very own backyard there is a block of native bush that is of some scenic and scientific significance. According to the Tutamoe Domain Recreation Reserve Management Plan, the forest type is not often found on the relatively flat volcanic sites like Tutamoe Domain. The Boar Stream Bush is the only other large stand of this particular forest type identified in the country!

It is our opinion the board leadership should change, and a group of residents have asked to take over the reigns so to speak.

Help us save the buildings and history of this rural settlement.

NOTE: Once Incorporation is approved, all members will be able to access financial reports to see where money is being spent. After all, as a Society, those on the Management Committee are there to answer to the members!

Use of funds

For lawyers fees to go to the High Court.

Extra Money will also be air marked for repairs and maintenance of the buildings and surrounding land the Board have neglected once these can go ahead.

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Society Pending  24 August 2020

Final steps before making the application to the High Court has been completed! The Society application has been made and is pending approval!

Thank you so much to those who have donated both through Give-A-Little, our website and/or by registering to become a member of the Society once approved.

Your support is what keeps us going.

So from us all, a big thank you and lets keep this going. Goodness will always prevail over anything else!

Nō Te hapori whānui ēnei whenua.

This land belongs to the wider community.

Aroha nui

Much love.

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Joanne on 24 May 2020
Good luck
Joey ♡
Joey ♡ on 24 May 2020
Be the change ✌ 💜
Henry on 23 May 2020
Northland Communitys unite
Katie on 23 May 2020
We are the change! I ♡ TUTAMOE
Asha on 23 May 2020
We need to save rural community assets from sale!

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