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Ko Mohakatino te awa
Ko Tokomaru te Waka
Ko Ngāti Tama te iwi

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.

Office and Accounts Administrator

September 12, 2023

The Office and Accounts Administrator has a pivotal role in assisting the Manager to ensure the office and board are able to operate efficiently and effectively.

The responsibilities of the Office and Accounts Administrator include efficient administration of financial systems and contracts, responding to emails and enquiries, compiling reports and documents, maintaining records, note-taking at meetings, helping with online channels and providing hospitatlity to our guests. This is a varied role that will draw on your organisational and relationship management skills.

Applicants must have New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama is the mandated authority for Ngāti Tama, the most northern of the eight iwi of Taranaki.

The overarching vision is to connect our people to opportunities to equip them to create an enduring legacy that we can all be proud of for generations to come, and to realise our potential to become a Ngāti Tama that is culturally strong, socially cohesive, and economically sustainable.

Te Rūnanga comprises of Te Pou Ārahi – the manager, and the board of trustees, who are elected every three years by registered members. This role will support Te Pou Ārahi to progress significant developments and the strategic plan of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama.

Click the link below for a full Job description.

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