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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Next Maru Wananga 26 & 27 November. Book it in now!!

Morena whanau. Just a reminder about the next Maru Wananga at Tarata Marae. It’s scheduled for Sat & Sun 26-27 November. Programme and details coming soon. Bring all your kids because Uncle Glenn has got even more fun activities planned just like last time :)

Nb also if there is sufficient demand from registered uri to fill a van from Auckland, Taumarunui or Wellington, then we will endeavor to assist. However we need at least 10 confirmed registered attendees from that location at least two weeks prior to the hui AND a fully licensed driver. Conditions will also apply. Contact Holden Hohaia on holden.hohaia@xtra.co.nz (0296500759) to discuss options.

Nga mihi nui. Can’t wait whanau!!

Iwi Register Coordinator

Contract for Services

7 November 2016 – 31 August 2017 (approx. 2days per week)

The Rūnanga is currently negotiating the settlement of Ngāti Maru historic Treaty of Waitangi claims. This is an exciting period which involves a high level of reconnection and engagement with Uri. The Rūnanga is now seeking an Iwi Register Coordinator to join our Operational Team. This role is integral to the Rūnanga, as it ensures the integrity of the Iwi Register.

Our desired candidate would possess the following skills:

-Understanding of Ngāti Maru whakapapa and Tupuna

-Meticulous and quality driven

-Approachable with strong relationship management skills

-Takes initiative and self-managing

-At least 5years administration experiencePlease see the role description attached.

-At least 2years information management experience, including the proficient use of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

-Experience in the management of private information

-Strong communication and process mapping skills

Role Description – Iwi Register Coordinator

Please send applications, including your CV and a covering letter to Emma Gardiner at efgardiner@icloud.com

Closing date is 27 October 2016.


Now more than ever its important for Ngati Maru to reconnect – to our whenua, our marae and each other. So at our next wananga we are running a number of workshops focussing on our common binding thread – what it means to be Ngati Maru.

– Marae – Our place – a place to belong – our roles and responsibilities
– Te Kawa o te marae – which ‘Kawa’ do we use at Tarata and why
– Waiata and Reo Workshops

– Whakapapa – Nā wai koe? Who do I come from?
– Pēpēhātanga Kōrero – Nō whea au? Where do I come from? My affiliations to my Maunga, Awa, Waka, Iwi, Whānau, Marae

– Ngā Tongi o Ngāti Maru – my tribal landmarks – Maru territory
– Kaitiakitanga – protecting our Marae and Whenua
– Hīkoi, table tennis comp and steeple chase for our tamāriki

Dates: 17 and 18 September 2016
Start time: Saturday 17th at 2pm
Finish: Sunday 18th at 1.30pm
Place: Te Upoko o te Whenua marae, Tarata
Please register your interest for catering purposes
For more info please contact Tamzyn Pue 027 8151 776
or Holden Hohaia (029 6500-759) for transport rqmnts

Save the date – Maru Wananga: 17-18 September @ Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae

Panui with more details coming soon! :)



Signed Terms of Negotiation with Crown

Kia ora whanau. Attached below for your information is our recently signed Terms of Negotiation with the Crown. Also keep an eye out for our next Maru Panui coming soon. PLUS: Save the date: 17/18 September for our next Maru wananga and claims update at Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae – the most beautiful marae in the world :) Maru Ora ki a tatou katoa.

Ngati Maru signed ToN (Terms of Negotiation)

He Patere – Nga Tongi o Ngati Maru

Kia ora Maru whanau. There have been quite a few requests for a recording of our Ngati Maru Patere – Nga Tongi o Ngati Maru, So we recorded it at our wananga @ Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae in the weekend. Here it is is for the whanau to learn. The kupu are on the home page of this website. Nga mihi aroha ki a tatou katoa.


Ngati Maru Winter Wananga – 16 & 17 July @ Tarata


Good news – you’re already eligible to participate in the Maru fisheries election

Kia ora whanau

I’m happy to tell you that The Chief Returning Officer for the upcoming Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Fisheries Trust election has decided that, as long as you are registered with EITHER Te Runanga o Ngati Maru (Taranaki) OR the Ngati Maru (Taranaki)  Fisheries Trust you are eligible to participate in the upcoming election process for the Fisheries Trust. That means you can stand for election as a Fisheries Trustee, nominate candidates and vote too.

For more details please see the attached panui from Anthony Morton (Chief Returning Officer – ph 0800 666 043) of Electionz.com. Also visit iro@electionz.com for queries regarding new registrations or nominations@electionz.com for queries on how to stand as a candidate for the Fisheries Trust.

Noho ora mai
Holden Hohaia

Adult Registered Member Definition (2)

Minutes of Maru Runanga AGM held 29 May @ the Pa

Minutes of Runanga AGM held 29 May @ Te Upoko o te Whenua Marae

Ngati Maru (Taranaki) Fisheries Trust – Register to have your say :)

Kia ora koutou e te whanau

Please find attached an advert that appeared in the Taranaki Daily News yesterday (1 June). It is from Electionz.com on behalf of the Ngati Maru Taranaki Fisheries Trust and is about the upcoming elections for this Trust.

The Fisheries Trust is a legally separate entity from Te Runanga o Ngati Maru and currently runs its own tribal register.

The attached panui explains how to register on the Fisheries Trust and how to stand for the Trust,  and for all queries please contact the independent returning officer listed below

Anthony Morton – Chief Returning OfficerNgati Maru (Taranaki) Fisheries Trust: Election Helpline: 0800 666  043,  iro@electionz.com


Noho ora mai – Holden