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

Latest News

Crown Endorses Maru Runanga Deed of Mandate – Invites Submissions

Kia ora Maru whanau. The Crown has endorsed the Ngati Maru Runanga Deed of Mandate and invites submissions. Click  here for the Deed: Final Signed DoM for notification or here Final Ad Proof for DoM notification to view the newspaper advert that explains how to make a submission. Or come along to the hui at Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae on Sunday 13 Dec (see details below) to learn more. Any queries contact Holden Hohaia ph 029 6500759





Invitation to a “Claims” Update Hui.

Kia ora Whānau. The Rūnanga is holding a short hui to give an update on the “Claims Process”.
DATE : 13 December 2015
TIME : 2pm – 3pm
VENUE : Te Ūpoko o te Whenua Marae, TARATA
Bring your questions, your thoughts, or just come along to find out more.  All of Ngāti Maru are welcome.

Note : An Earlier Hui is being held for the Owners of Ngāti Maru A – F Land Blocks. So if are you attending the earlier hui, please feel free to stay for the afternoon session as well.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai tātou Ngā Uri o Ngāti Maru Taranaki.

Pare Hayward (Registrar & Communications Co-ordinator)



Owners of Ngati Maru A-F blocks: Invitation to hui 13 Dec 11am @ Tarata Marae

Kia ora whanau – please find attached a panui from Te Tumu Paeroa to all owners of Ngati Maru A – F blocks. It is an invitation from Te Tumu Paeroa to attend a hui on Sunday 13th December 11am @ Tarata Marae to hear about a proposal to utilise these blocks for honey production.

This hui is being organised by Te Tumu Paeroa in association with the Tarata Marae.  However the Runanga wishes to ensure the panui is communicated out as widely as possible to all owners of Maru A – F blocks so that they know about the hui and can have their say.

Noho ora mai

Ngatimaru A, C, E & F Newspaper Ad


Seeking a Project Manager for the Ngati Maru Claim

Kia ora whanau. Please send out to your networks.

The Runanga is looking for an experienced Project Manager to help establish our capability as we prepare to enter negotiations with the Crown for the settlement of our Treaty claim.  This is a fixed-term assignment for six months @ 20 hours per week.  New Plymouth based but some travel to Wellington required. Own car essential. Job Description attached.  Applications close on Wednesday 15 October. For more information about the role, or to apply, please contact Holden Hohaia on 029 6500-759 holden.hohaia@xtra.co.nz   

Ngati Maru Project Manager JD Fixed Term 6 mth

DOC Land in Ngati Maru





Overwhelming support for Runanga to represent Ngati Maru in our Treaty claims

Tena koutou e oku rangatira o Ngati Maruwharanui

As you probably know, the Runanga recently held three information hui and ran an iwi voting process to seek your mandate to represent you in negotiations with the Crown for the settlement of our historical Treaty claims.

I’m happy to advise that more than 90% of those who voted said they support the Runanga in this process.  On behalf of the trustees, thank you for your support.

We will now prepare a Deed of Mandate which we will submit to the Crown for approval. As explained at the hui,  this process will take several months.

In the meantime, we will also apply for project funding from Crown Forestry Rental Trust to help us progress the claim. If we are successful,  any required project roles will initially be short-term assignments probably of no more than 6 months.  Any mahi will be advertised first to Ngati Maru.

We will keep you updated through e-panui. And if you have any queries about the claim process, please contact Holden on 029-6500-759 or holden.hohaia@xtra.co.nz

PS – Did you know that all eligible uri can register online by clicking on the “Register Now” button above or contact Pare on 022 310-2459 or pare74097@gmail.com

PPS – to find out more about Ngati Maru’s plans to perform and compete at Taranaki Tu Mai in November, contact your trustee Tamzyn at Te Korimako (06) 757-9005

Noho ora mai me nga manaakitanga, from your trustees:

Holden Hohaia,

Glenn Peri

Tamzyn Pue

Kiriana Burrows

Karl Burrows

Jordon Wansbrough

Te Aroha Woods




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