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Call for Nomination of Candidates for Trustee Election

August 30, 2022

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Trust (the Trust) is the representative entity of the collective interests of Ngāti Tama iwi and manages the Trust on behalf of and for the benefit of existing and future members of Ngāti Tama.

The Trust is administered by up to 7 trustees. The existing trustees will retire after the next AGM. The Trust now invites nominations to fill the 7 available trustee positions. The retiring trustees can stand for re-election if they choose.

Nominations opened on Tuesday 30 August 2022, and close at 5pm on Friday 30 September 2022.

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Category: Iwi news

Ngāti Tama supports the resolution of the unlawful protest on Mt Messenger

September 9, 2022

August 8, 2022

The enforcement by NZ Police of a trespass order against a small number of unlawful protestors from Mt Messenger has been supported by Ngāti Tama.

“The protest group is led by a handful of people who do not recognise Ngāti Tama’s manawhenua rights and interests in our rohe” says Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Chair Conrad O’Carroll.

“They claim to be an iwi, but no other iwi recognises them.”

“The entire roading project is taking place in Ngāti Tama’s rohe, and we are partners with Waka Kotahi in its design and delivery.  Locals know the current road’s unsafe to travel on at times, particularly when slips close one or both lanes. Through our partnership, we have already secured significant benefits for the taiao (environment) of northern Taranaki, and for the people of Ngāti Tama. That’s hugely important for us.”

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Land returns to Ngāti Tama

August 8, 2022

The return of tūpuna land was celebrated on 8 August 2022 at Pukearuhe Marae by over hundred people from Ngāti Tama and Waka Kotahi.

The 120-hectare coastal property at Gilbert Road, at the end of Pukearuhe Road is part of agreements with Waka Kotahi for Te Ara o Te Ata: Mt Messenger Bypass. It has been exchanged for 20 hectares of Treaty Settlement land needed for the project.

The land, now renamed as Ngarautika, has great significance for Ngāti Tama with wāhi tapu, pā sites and wai tapu. It is where Poutama Whiria, the adze of Tokomaru Waka was rediscovered in 1923.

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Category: Iwi news, Pānui

Consultation on Procurement Policy

May 22, 2022
Zoom sessions

May 22nd - 23rd 2022

Our agreement with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport gives Ngāti Tama members and its associates, priority to tender for contracts. Te rūnanga is keen for you to consider what a Ngāti Tama business is and what determines an associate entity to Ngāti Tama.

We’re hosting two sessions online for Ngāti Tama members. Come along, for links to the sessions, contact ngatitamacontact@gmail.com

Category: Iwi news

Te Ara o Te Ata, Pou Tiaki vacancy

May 9, 2022
Closing date is Mon 23 May.

Taranaki based

The Pou Tiaki is responsible for overseeing mahi-a-wairua and other cultural and management responsibilities for Te Ara o Te Ata. This role is pivotal to ensuring the mauri o te taiao is protected and upheld during the life of the project.

For a job description please send your request to shane.thornhill@mtma.co.nz.

Category: Job opportunity

Selection of Rōpu Tiaki members

May 4, 2022
12pm - 3pm, Waitara

Selection of Rōpu Tiaki members

The Kaunihera Kaumatua and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama are considering nominations and selecting members for the new Rōpu Tiaki. This group is tasked with being expert advisors on mahi-a-wairua, mainly for Te Ara o Te Ata project and other mahi determined by te Rūnanga.

Category: Iwi news

General Manager vacancy

April 16, 2022
Closing date is Wed 11 May.

Taranaki Based

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama is on the cusp of progressing significant opportunities for Ngāti Tama’s growth and development. We are looking for a leader with strong relationship skills who can design, bring strategy to life and deliver outcomes for the iwi. For a job description email ngatitamacontact@gmail.com .The closing date is Wed 11 May.

Category: Job opportunity

Gas pipeline repair sees Poutama fail again at claiming tangata whenua status

November 2, 2021
Stuff News Article

A Taranaki group denied tangata whenua status by the courts in relation to the Mt Messenger bypass has been sidelined again in a separate fight over the repair of a gas pipeline.

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TRoNT and Tiaki Te Mauri O Parininihi hui

July 18, 2021
1pm - 3pm, Waitara

Discussions on pest management and biodiversity in the Parininihi and the overlap with the new pest management programme for Te Ara o Te Ata. Waka Kotahi and MTM Alliance members are attending this hui to provide clarity on key matters while seeking ideas for the new programme.

Category: Iwi news

Pest management hui

August 15, 2021
1pm - 3pm, New Plymouth

A follow-up hui to confirm a governance and operational structure for the new Pest Management Programme. Ngāti Tama, Tiaki Te Mauri and Waka Kotahi/MTM Alliance agree to co-design a strategy and operational plan to get pest control underway. The programme is funded by Waka Kotahi as part of the agreements we signed with them as part of Te Ara o Te Ata.

Category: Iwi news

Inaugural Pest Management Steering Group Meeting

November 12, 2021
9am - 12pm, Waitara

The first meeting was held of the Steering Group for the new Pest Management Programme covering 3,650ha in the Parininihi and adjacent land administered by DoC. The Steering Group is made up of representatives from Ngāti Tama, Waka Kotahi and DoC.

Category: Iwi news

Ngāti Tama Annual General Meeting

December 18, 2021
10am – 12.30pm, Zoom

For health and safety reasons, the AGM will be held online. To register for this please click on this link http://ngatitamaotaranaki.iwi.nz/agm/

Category: Iwi news

Te Korimako o Taranaki Facebook posts

October 24, 2021
Taki Karakia o Te Korimako o Taranaki on 7 Oct 2021

Tonight’s karakia will be performed by Ngāti Tama.

Ka rere te puru o Poutama. Ka rangona e ngā hau o Taranaki

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Category: Media

Vital Mt Messenger bypass vote count coming by end of week

July 13, 2021
Stuff news article

Results of the iwi vote that could affect the future of the proposed $200 million Mt Messenger bypass should be known by the end of the week.

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Category: Media

The long awaited Mt Messenger bypass and the iwi vote it hinges on

June 27, 2020
Stuff news article

The path to finding a way around Mt Messenger has been as long and winding as the road itself.

Now one iwi holds the key to the $200 million bypass project that would see State Highway 3 go around the north Taranaki mountain rather than over it.

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Ngāti Tama Announcement

July 15, 2020
Te Korimako o Taranaki

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Chairperson Paul Silich announces the result of the 2020 voting process on the special resolution covering the Mt Messenger Bypass proposal, The voting, which closed at a special general meeting (SGM) held on Saturday 11 July 2020, supported the project with 82 percent of voters in agreement. The special resolution was successful as over 75 percent of valid votes was reached.

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Ngāti Tama backs the Mt Messenger Bypass

Jul 152020
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama Chair Paul Silich announced today the Iwi’s support for entering agreements with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency that sees a modern $200m bypass of hazardous…
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Category: Pānui

Iwi backs deal over Taranaki's $200m Mt Messenger project

July 15, 2020
Stuff news article

Taranaki’s Mt Messenger bypass is closer than ever to becoming a reality with iwi voting to accept a deal that makes the $200m project possible.

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Category: Media

Tune into the Special Resolution result event - Te Korimako FM

Jul 142020
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Category: Pānui

SGM - Saturday 11 July 2020, Zoom Webinar

Jul 032020
Attention members of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama and applicants awaiting membership confirmation. If you plan to attend our Special General Meeting on Saturday 11 July 2020 via Zoom Webinar,…
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Category: Hot topics

Bypass Information-Sharing Session, Takapuwahia Mon 16 March 2020

Mar 112020
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Category: Trustees' comments

Bypass Info-Sharing Session for ngā uri o Ngati Tama, 27 February 2020, 5pm - 6.30pm, Waiokura Marae, Manaia. Nau mai, haere mai!

Feb 212020
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Category: Trustees' comments

Information-Sharing Sessions 13 Feb 2020, Waitara

Feb 102020
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Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama: Mt Messenger Bypass Pānui - 27 December 2019)

Dec 272019
E aku nui, e aku rahi, tēnā koutou katoa! As many of you know, the Rūnanga has been working with the New Zealand Transport Authority (Waka Kōtahi, NZTA) for the…
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Category: Hot topics, Trustees' comments

Environment Court Interim Decision (December 2019)

Dec 272019
Background to the Environment Court Interim Decision In July 2019, the Environment Court heard an appeal from ourselves,  Department of Conservation (DOC),  Te Korowai Tiaki O Te Hauauru Inc, Poutama Kaitiaki…
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Category: Trustees' comments

Trustee Election Results 2019

Sep 272019
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Category: Trustees' comments
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