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.

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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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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

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

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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


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