The Lake Taupo Forest Trust (LTFT) was established in December 1968 to represent the interests of the owners of 68 separate Maori land titles located on the eastern shores of Lake Taupo. LTFT is a Maori authority that administers the land interests of over 11,000 owners and over 32,000 hectares of land including 23,000 hectares in productive world class plantation forestry in the central North Island of New Zealand.
Over the years the Trust has established nine subsidiary organisations to manage its business interests. These include entities responsible for land ownership and leasing, and management of forestry, investments, and services and benefits for Trust beneficiaries. The Trust also provides outsourced administration services to other Maori Trusts in the region.