A Collection of Text. The Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board was established in 1952 and is constituted under the Māori Trust Board Act 1955. The purpose of the Trust Board is to administer its assets in accordance with the Act for the benefit of its members. These benefits include: The promotion of health. The promotion of social and economic welfare. The promotion of education and vocational training. Such other additional purposes as the Trust Board from time to time determines. The Trust Board has twelve members elected from the six hapū of Whakatōhea. These elections take place every three years, the next election is due October 2021.