Manaaki urupā karāti

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.

Applications closed 14 April 2024.

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

  1. Within the New Plymouth District; and
  2. 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
  • maintain urupā lawns, hedges, trees, etc., and remove green waste

The grant cannot be used for:

  • establishing new urupā
  • multiple-year projects
  • payment of salaries, wages, commission, fees, etc
  • protection - and capital-related (one-off) activities, etc