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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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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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Trust (the Trust) is to be held at 10am on Sunday, 1 March 2015 at Tarata Marae. All members of Ngati Maru (Taranaki) are invited to attend.

AGENDA
1. Minutes of last AGM
2. Financial Report
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Annual and Strategic Plan
5. Results of Election of Trustees
6. General Business

Copies of documents to be discussed at the meeting will be available online at www.ngatimaru.co.nz from 15/2/2015

He Pao: Nga Tongi o Ngati Maru Wharanui

Kia ora whanau

At the “meet the candidates” hui in the weekend it was suggested that we post the attached pao “Nga Tongi o Ngati Maruwharanui” on the Maru website for the whanau to enjoy. You can also view the kupu on the top of the homepage.

Na reira e nga uri o Maruwharanui
Mauriora ki a tatou katoa!!!

Nga Tongi

Candidate Profiles for Runanga Election

Kia ora everyone

Please find attached candidate profiles for Runanga Election.

TRoNM Taranaki Trust 2015 Trustee Election Profile Booklet

For all queries regarding the Candidate Profiles or election process, please contact:

Anthony Morton | Election Administrator | electionz.com Ltd
Level 1, 506 Wairakei Rd, Christchurch | P O Box 39 163, Harewood, Christchurch 8545
P +64 3 377 3530 | F +64 3 377 1474 | M 021 326 021
E amorton@electionz.com | W www.electionz.com

Maru Wananga this weekend (Fri/Sat 23rd/24th Jan ) AND “Meet the Candidates” Hui 10am Sunday 25th

Kia ora e te whanau o Ngati Maru

Just a reminder about our Maru Wananga this weekend @ Tarata Marae: Lets follow our usual format: Friday 23rd Jan 6pm kai, followed by Mihimihi / korero / waiata etc. Saturday activity programme to be decided by attendees. Wrap up on Saturday with a kai at 6pm. For all queries re the wananga ring Holden Hohaia on 029 6500-759.

Also a reminder about our “Meet the candidates” Hui scheduled for Sunday 10am also @ Tarata Marae. Come and hear from those who are standing in the current elections for the Runanga. Ask questions, find out what’s been going on etc and then decide who you want to take Ngati Maru forward as your representatives on the Runanga. For all queries re the elections contact:

Anthony Morton,
Chief Returning Officer – Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Trust
Election Helpline: 0508 666 556
nominations@electionz.com

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Candidates for the 2015 Election of Trustees

Kia ora everyone

Please find attached the list of confirmed candidates for the 2015 Election of Trustees. As more than seven nominations were received, an election will be required. Voter packs will be posted to registered adult members from 16 January 2015.

Download: Candidates for the 2015 Election of Trustees

MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR TE RUNANGA O NGATI MARU!!

Kia ora whanau. Awesome wananga in the weekend just gone. Thanks to all who attended.

So just a quick panui to let you know the next Maru wananga will be on the weekend of Fri 23 Jan @ Tarata Marae.

PLUS – a special invitation to all Ngati Maru to meet the candidates standing for Te Runanga o Ngati Maru at 10am on Sunday 25th January, also @ Tarata Marae.

This panui was endorsed jointly by Te Runanga and the Tarata Marae Committee

Noho ora mai
Holden Hohaia
029 6500-759

Holden Hohaia – Atiawa Toa FM31 Oct 2014

tena korua,

kua tapiri mai nei nga korero I hopukina i te ata nei

Noel Woods interviews Holden Hohaia
Ngati Maru iwi hui
8.39am this morning 31/10/14
Dur: 5min 22secs

nga mihi ano. Cory

Holden Hohaia_Atiawa Toa FM_31 Oct 2014

New Ngati Maru Historical Reports

Please Click on the Document Below:

Karl, Pare and Holden Report for OTS (2)

Updated Tupuna List 23rd September

Please Click on the Document Below:

Updated Maru Tupuna List 23rd September

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…

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.

Read more…

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

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

Read more…

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

Updated Tupuna List

Please Click on the Document Below:

Updated Tupuna List

Supporting Research

Please Click on the Document Below:

Supporting Research – Tupuna List

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

Read more…

Ngati Maru Whanau Day

FINAL NGATI MARU TUPUNA LIST AND REVIEW OF MARU REGISTER

Kia ora koutou

At an advertised hui-a iwi at Kohangamoa Marae on the 16th March 2014, the people unanimously agreed to a review of the Ngati Maru register as recommended in the attached Whakapapa Research Report. This report includes a Final Tupuna List which will be used in the review to define membership of Ngati Maru. A process for amending the List is set out in an earlier report which is also available on this website.

Read more…

MARU REGO CONFIRMATION LETTERS SENT!!!

Kia ora whanau. Just a quick panui to let you all know that
338 confirmation letters have been sent out to whanau who
have registered and for whom Pare and the Whakapapa
Validation Committee can validate descent by whakapapa to a
Maru tupuna on the Tupuna List….we have started a new
phase of our journey whanau. Let’s get the rest of our
whanau registered who can link by whakapapa to Ngati Maru.
Nga tini whetu ki te rangi, Maruwharanui ki te whenua.
Haumie hui e Taaaiiikiii ee!!!

Holden Hohaia
Trustee
Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki)

NGATI MARU TRIBAL REGISTER – UPDATE

Kia ora whanau

Attached copy of the Runanga’s submission to the Maori Land Court on the Register Review. We have a hearing scheduled for Friday 22nd August – Courtroom 2 – District Court, Robe Street New Plymouth. The plan is to run elections once this process has been endorsed. We now have 1,025 people on the register (including children and those aged 18 +).

Noho ora mai
Holden Hohaia
Court Appointed Trustee
029 6500-759

Ngati Maru Register Review – MLC Submission

NEXT MARU WANANGA 7th/8th NOVEMBER @ TARATA MARAE

E te iwi o Ngati Maru – Nau mai haere mai !!!!

Kia ora whanau. Just a quick panui about our next Maru wananga @ Tarata marae. Starts with a shared kai @ 6pm Friday 7th Nov and wraps up on Saturday 8th Nov 6pm also with a kai. Planned activities will include:

Waiata and other whakawhanuanga activities (esp for the kids)
Maru whakapapa korero for those interested
Hikoi around our rohe / trip to Purangi if weather permits
Bring the whole whanau. Come for a little while or stay the whole day. If you can bring a kai as koha, thats great. If not, that’s kei te pai too.

Any queries, phone Holden Hohaia – 029 6500-759 or email holden.hohaia@clear.net.nz