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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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

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

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

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 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…

PROGRAMME FOR MARU WANANGA NEXT WEEKEND 20/21 JUNE

Kia ora whanau

Attached is the programme for our wananga out at Tarata next weekend. Really looking forward to it.

Also happening on Saturday 21st June from 10am – 12pm is our hui at Kohangamoa Marae (50 James Street in Inglewood) for anyone who wants to know more about the Ngati Maru tupuna list and register review process. Pare Hayward and myself will be available to give a korero and answer any questions you may have about the review.

Noho ora mai
Holden Hohaia
Trustee – Te Runanga o Ngati Maru
ph 029 6500-759

Wananga Programme

DATE FOR NEXT NGATI MARU WANANGA – 20/21 JUNE

Tena tatou e te whanau. Just to advise the date for our next
Maru wananga/whanau hui is FRIDAY 20ST and SATURDAY 21ST
JUNE.

We have booked Tarata marae for the hui, which will start at
6pm Friday night with kai. But the whakapapa session will be
held at Kohangamoa marae in Inglewood from 10am – 12pm on
Saturday for the convenience of those wanting to attend only
that part of the wananga.

Wrap up and poroaki at 6pm Saturday (back at Tarata). Come
for just part or all of the wananga. If you can bring a kai
as koha, that’s great, if not that’s great too. Bring warm
clothes because it gets pretty cold this time of year in our
beautiful rohe. Can’t wait to catch up with all the whanau.

Any queries just ring, email or txt me.

Maru kai atu Maru kai mai!!!
Holden Hohaia
029 6500-759
holden.hohaia@clear.net.nz
www.ngatimaru.co.nz