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Ngāti Tama

We are descendants of the Tokomaru waka and historically maintained the northern Taranaki border. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama, the mandated authority, advocates for the wellbeing of our people, whenua and environment. Read more about the work of our trustees.


Te Rūnanga encourages people who whakapapa to Ngāti Tama o Taranaki to register their membership on our database. Members can participate in activities including trustee elections and vote on important iwi matters. Updating your contact details is important so we can keep in touch with you.


We are kaitiaki of our rohe’s natural environment, providing cultural support and guidance when activities including construction impacts our whenua. We are proud to be involved with initiatives that restore biodiversity and sustain our taonga species, including the reintroduction of kōkako to Parininihi.

Te Ara o Te Ata

Ngāti Tama is partnering with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency to deliver Te Ara o Te Ata: Mt Messenger Bypass on State Highway 3 to provide a safer and more reliable route. The project involves substantial environmental restoration. Our agreements with the agency provide significant benefits for our iwi including land exchange, financial compensation and contract and job opportunities.


You can keep across the latest iwi news, including notices about upcoming hui and other events. You can also find key documents and links to relevant news and social media stories here.

Ngati Tama Strategy - Tama Manawanui, Tama Manawaroa

November 30, 2023

Tama Manawanui, Tama Manawaroa

Ngāti Tama, culturally strong, socially cohesive and economically sustainable

This strategy was developed through an online wānanga process in March 2022 with Ngāti Tama uri.

The strategy provides a framework from which the Rūnanga can support Ngāti Tama uri to move forward collectively and create an enduring legacy for generations of Ngāti Tama to come. The Strategy is titled Tama Manawanui, Tama Manawaroa.

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama
PO Box 143 Waitara
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