Iwi contacts

Contact information for each of Taranaki's eight iwi can be found in this directory.

Please use our contact page if you have any queries regarding the contents of this directory.

Iwi boundaries

Iwi boundary map

The iwi boundaries shown on the map are over-simplified and are not intended as an accurate representation of iwi areas in Taranaki.

Ngāti Tama

Ngāti Tama is an iwi of Taranaki and its members are the descendants of Whata, Rakaeiora, and Tamaariki of the Tokomaru waka.

Ngāti Mutunga

Ngāti Mutunga is one of eight generally recognised iwi of Taranaki.

Te Atiawa

The rohe of Te Atiawa extends from Te Rau o Te Huia along the coast to the Herekawe Stream, inland to Tahuna Tutawa, east to Whakangerengere, northeast to Taramoukou, and north bac...

Ngāti Maru

Maruwharanui is the eponymous tupuna of Ngāti Maru. Ngāti Maru has one active marae, Te Upoko o te Whenua, also known as Pukehou or Tarata Marae.

Taranaki Iwi

The rohe of Taranaki Iwi extends along the coastal and mountain area between Ōuri and the Rāwa o Turi stream in the south and Ōnukutaipari in the north.

Ngāruahine

The Ngāruahine area of interest extends from the Taungatara Stream at the northern-most boundary to the Waihi Stream at the southern-most boundary.

Ngāti Ruanui

Ngāti Ruanui (including Pakakohi and Tangahoe) is an iwi of Taranaki.

Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi

Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi is one of eight generally recognised iwi of Taranaki. Rauru is the eponymous ancestor of Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi and it is from him that the tribal name is derived.

Disclaimer

The Taranaki Regional Council wishes to record its appreciation for the assistance it has been given to establish this database.

The Council has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information in the database but accepts no responsibility for consequences arising from any error.

The iwi boundaries shown on the map are over-simplified and are not intended as an accurate representation of iwi areas in Taranaki. Maps from the Treaty settlement process will be used to redraw a map of the areas of interest for the iwi of Taranaki.

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