We’re gathering a register of all descents who are directly aligned with or associated with Ngati Maru Iwi.

Together, we can preserve our identity and culture, keeping the origins of the Ngati Maru tribe alive.

It’s important that we all register.

Register Now buttonWe need your help to tell our whānau.

The Ngati Maru register is the register of Ngati Maru o Taranaki people which is maintained by the runanga by registering you:

Acknowledge your whakapapa and connection to Ngati Maru Iwi; Are eligible to vote in runanga elections; Be informed on Ngati Maru o Taranaki’s latest projects and developments; Eligible to participate and contribute to the Ngati Maru Treaty settlement process and Foreshore and Seabed settlement; etc…

We need to gather registrations in asap.

Please click on the ‘register now’ button below to find out how you can obtain a registration form and follow the steps you need to take.
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Our Whanaungatanga

Ngati Maru - a place we call home...

Located within the natural flora and fauna of Tarata, adjacent to the shimmering hue of the Waitara river, is a marae local Iwi and Hapu call Te Upoko o te Whenua.
Akin to the Ngati Maru Iwi, the marae has over a generation become the foundation of many whanau, most of whom have partaken in the development of what it stands for today, "a place they can call home".

Ngati Maru Marae

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Ngati Maru Whanau Day

Ngati Maru Whanau Day

TE RUNANGA O NGATI MARU (TARANAKI) WARMLY INVITES YOU TO OUR NEXT

NGATI MARU WHANAU DAY !!!!

TARATA MARAE  – 1704 TARATA ROAD / TARATA

STARTS: FRIDAY 11TH APRIL 6pm

FINISHES: SATURDAY 12TH APRIL 6pm

KAUPAPA FOR THIS HUI – OUR BEAUTIFUL MARU TAMARIKI!

HEAPS OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS

PLUS !!

OUR TWO WHANAUNGA, THE AMAZING:

KARL BURROWS AND PARE HAYWARD

WILL BE THERE TO TALK ABOUT OUR AWESOME MARU WHAKAPAPA

If you can bring a small kai to share that’s great. If not, that’s fine too.

For enquiries phone Holden Hohaia on 029 6500-759 or holden.hohaia@clear.net.nz

Minutes of Ngati Maru Hui a Iwi

Sunday 16th March 2014

Kohangamoa Marae – Inglewood

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Updated Tupuna List

Please Click on the Document Below:

Updated Tupuna List

Supporting Research

Please Click on the Document Below:

Supporting Research – Tupuna List

Hui-A-Iwi – Ngati Maru Ki Taranaki

Te Runanga o Ngati Maru invites all descendants to a hui-a-iwi to:

•  Update people on the claims process
•  Report back on the Ngati Maru Whakapapa Research Report
•  Report back on an initial review of the Ngati Maru register
•  Seek agreement to a review of the register in accordance with the recommendations contained in the Whakapapa Research Report

Sunday 16th March
Kohanga Moa Marae
James Street, Inglewood
11am – 1pm followed by a light kai

A copy of the Whakapapa Research Report and minutes of the latest Runanga Trustees meeting can be found on our website at www.ngatimaru.co.nz

For any queries contact:
Holden Hohaia 029 6500-759
holden.hohaia@clear.net.nz

Te Runanga o Ngati Maru Minutes of Meeting held 31 January 2014

Trustees Present: Tamzyn Pue; Jan Matuku, Maioha Tokotaua, Holden Hohaia,

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Media Statement – 3 February 2014 – Maru Runanga Welcomes Whakapapa Research Report and Announces Full Review of Registrations

Ngati Maru Runanga trustees yesterday welcomed the Maru Whakapapa Research Report prepared recently by Maru descendent Karl Burrows, for the Runanga. A copy of the Report can be downloaded at www.ngatimaru.co.nz

Runanga Trustee and long-time Maru whakapapa enthusiast, Holden Hohaia, is excited about the opportunity the Report provides the iwi of Ngati Maru.

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Ngati Maru Boundaries Map

Kia Ora Koutou,

The Highlighted document below is an updated Map outlining the traditional boundaries of Ngati Maru Wharanui.

Ngati Maru Boundries-Map

Meeting with Treaty Minister Finlayson

Tena koutou e te iwi o Ngati Maru

Your Runanga trustees met recently with Treaty Minister Finlayson. At the hui we requested funding to pay for some much needed historical research to help define our Maru tupuna list. In the meantime, the Runanga elections have been postponed until we can get that mahi done. A revised mandate strategy will be posted soon, so stay tuned. Noho ora mai.

For any queries contact Holden Hohaia on 029 6500759 holden.hohaia@clear.net.nz

Notification of Draft Mandate Strategy for Treaty Settlements Negotiations

Notification of Draft Mandate Strategy for Treaty Settlements Negotiations: Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Taranaki Trust

Feedback Opportunity: 

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru Taranaki Trust (the Rūnanga) is seeking a mandate to represent Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki in direct negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims . The Rūnanga has developed a draft Mandate Strategy and the Office of Treaty Settlements now invites submissions on the document. Read more…

Proposed Ngati Maru Tupuna List – Inviting Iwi Feeback

E oku rangatira, nei ra te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa

Attached is a tupuna list that Karl Burrows has prepared for the iwi to help process applications for membership of Ngati Maru. I would personally like to thank Karl for his excellent work – this is an extensive piece of whakapapa research across all the relevant public Ngati Maru historical documents and will form a strong, evidence based, platform from which to discuss our tribal identity and validate our membership. Read more…