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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DOC Land in Ngati Maru

Kia ora koutou. Attached rough map showing DOC land within our rohe of Ngati Maru.

Kiriana Burrows, your Runanga Trustee, manages our regional relationship  with DOC. She can talk at the upcoming hui about these areas. The ngahere names and whenua rahui covered, kiwi and kokako habitat etc.  We invite feedback from Ngati Maru about your aspirations around our whenua currently under DOC control.

DOC Land in Ngati Maru







Internet Voting – Deed of Mandate: Click below to vote

Kia ora whanau. The Runanga is seeking the mandate to represent Ngati Maru in negotiations with the Crown.  In the next few days all registered Ngati Maru uri aged over 18 will receive their voting and information pack, including info on how to vote online. If you want to vote online, click on the following link and use the PIN and password info provided in your voter pack: 

Click here to vote

Remember: If you need to update your address details contact Pare on pare74097@gmail.com  or 022 310-2459. That way you’ll receive your voting pack. And for any queries regarding the voting process, please contact: Anthony Morton (Returning Officer) on the Election Helpline 0508 666 336


Summary info for the Ngati Maru mandating process

E te iwi o Ngati Maruwharanui, tena koutou katoa

Please find attached three information documents that will shortly be sent to registered members of Ngati Maru in advance of the advertised mandating hui on 9, 10 and 15 August. Please note that the voting paper has not been attached, however this will be included in the personally addressed voting/information packs to be mailed out to all registered members next week.

The first attachment (Information Sheet 1) is a summary version of the PowerPoint presentation that will be used at the three mandating hui. The second attachment (Information Sheet 2) is an extract covering the mandating process, taken from the Crown Forestry Rental Trust (CFRT) Summary Guide for Claimants. It provides a really good overview of what mandate is and what the Runanga needs to do to keep the mandate. The third attachment is a diagram showing an indicative timetable of the overall Treaty negotiations process, from Mandate Strategy stage right through to settlement and establishment of a post settlement tribal entity. This is also taken from the CFRT Summary Guide for Claimants.

Please note if you are registered but your physical address has changed, then you need to update your details. Email our Registrar, Pare Hayward, on pare74097@gmail.com or phone 022 310-2459. Otherwise you might not receive your voting pack.

Also, if you have not yet registered, but would like to have your say then register online now at www.ngatimaru.co.nz/register. You will be able to cast a provisional vote subject to your registration being validated.

Noho ora mai
Holden Hohaia
029 6500-759

TRoNM Taranaki Trust 2015 DOM Info Sheet 1 A3 v4 (1)
TRoNM Taranaki Trust 2015 DOM Info Sheet 2 A3 v3 (2)
TRoNM Taranaki Trust 2015 Diagram only (1)

Ngati Maru Mandating Hui

E te iwi o Ngati Maruwharanui, tena koutou katoa. We are pleased to announce our mandating hui have been advertised and we are all ready and set to go. It would be great to have as many of you there as possible so please let whanau know. 
Ngāti Maru (Taranaki)
Mandating Hui & Iwi Development Plan
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Trust (Te Rūnanga) is seeking a mandate to represent Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) (Ngāti Maru) in Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown.
Te Rūnanga invite all Ngāti Maru members to attend mandate hui at:

Tarata Marae (1704 Tarata Rd, Taranaki) Sunday 9 August 10am

Ngapuwaiwaha Marae, Taumarunui St, Taumarunui  Monday 10 August 6pm

Waiwhetu Marae (4 Puketapu Grove, Lower Hutt) Saturday 15 August 10am

The purpose of the hui is to:
provide information about Crown settlement policy, Te Rūnanga and the mandate process; and
provide an opportunity to vote on the proposed resolution to mandate Te Rūnanga to represent Ngāti Maru in negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of all the historical Treaty claims of Ngāti Maru.
The vote will be administered by Electionz.com. All members of the claimant community over 18 years of age are entitled to vote. Voting will be by postal ballot with the option to vote online, or in person at the hui, via a ballot box. Provisional registration will also be made available, at the hui, for any Ngāti Maru members who are not yet registered and who would like to cast a provisional vote on the day.  Voting will be on the following resolution:
“Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Trust is mandated to represent Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) in negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive settlement of all the historical Treaty claims of Ngāti Maru (Taranaki).”
Iwi Development Plan Discussion
After the resolution regarding mandate has been put to the hui, there will be a short refreshment break, and then trustees will facilitate a discussion and seek feedback on what Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) might want to see in an Iwi Development Plan.

For further information please contact:
Holden Hohaia – Chairman Te Rūnanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Trust
Ph 029 6500-759 holden.hohaia@xtra.co.nz
The mandating hui is the first step in a very long process. The Ngati Maru Mandate Strategy is available online to view through the Office of Treaty Settlements website. If you would like to understand more about how the mandating and settlement process works, please check out the Summary Guide for Claimants Negotiating Treaty Settlements. 
Keep an eye out for your mandate voting/information pack. If your postal address has changed you will need to contact our Tribal Registrar, Pare Hayward on 
pare74097@gmail.com or 022 310-2459 to update your details). 
If you do have any questions about the mandating process, please contact our Runanga Chair, Holden Hohaia on holden.hohaia@xtra.co.nz or 029 6500-759.
Kaati ra e te iwi o Maruwharanui, kua tae te waa kia tuukotahi mai raa taatou. We look forward to seeing you at our hui. Spread the word!
Noho ora mai

Karl Burrows
Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki)

Final Election Result

Tena koutou candidates

We have now completed the vote processing and reconciliation for the Trustee election, and attached is the election result document.
Thank you all for your participation in the election process and congratulations to the successful candidates.
The result document will be uploaded to the Trust website and will be announced at the AGM.


Anthony Morton
Election Administrator

Ngati Maru (Taranaki)_2015 Trustee Election_Final Result

Positive Letter to Runanga from Min Finlayson

Documents for discussion at the Runanga AGM

Documents for discussion at the Runanga AGM: Sun 1st March 10am @ Tarata Marae

Draft Runanga Accounts 2014
Updated Mandate Strategy – Karl’s redraft Feb 2015


…in the Runanga elections. Voting closes at 12 noon, Friday 13th Feb. If you are registered and you haven’t yet voted or received your voting papers, please contact the election helpline on 0508 666 556. electionz.com can arrange for you to vote online or, if you don’t have internet access, they can fax your voting papers to you.

Any queries, please phone the election helpline 0508 666 556


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.

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