your membership

Register your membership

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama welcomes registrations from Ngāti Tama descendants. Te Rūnanga maintains a database of registered iwi members' names, whakapapa and contact details.

Who can register?

  • Adult members that whakapapa to Ngāti Tama ki Taranaki.
  • Whāngai on their own behalf or by their legal guardian.

Why register?

Registering as an iwi member of Ngāti Tama is about whakapapa – who we are and where we come from. As a registered member you can:

  • participate in the election of trustees to Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama trust
  • vote on tribal matters
  • access entitlements such as scholarships and other assistance the board may determine from time to time
  • be contacted more easily by the board about tribal matters.

How to register

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama accepts registrations from Ngāti Tama descendants and you can register online or by mail:

  • Register online using our online registration form or
  • Download and print a copy of the ‘registration form’ below. Complete the requested information and send it to:

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama
PO Box 143

Please ensure you supply all the requested information as incomplete forms will be returned to applicants.

Unsure of your connection with Ngāti Tama?

You may wish to start your research by checking our list of grantees and awards, which contain Ngāti Tama’s tupuna from around the 1860s. Click to download.

What happens to my application for registration?

A copy of your application form or application from whāngai is forwarded to the Membership Committee for verification.

You may be asked to provide further information in support of your application. Confirmation of your membership will be sent to you.

If your application for registration is declined, you have the right to seek a review. For more information contact the Rūnanga office

Update your details

If you are a current member of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama o Taranaki and would like to update your contact information, please copy and paste the following text into an email and send your updates to

Full name:
Date of birth:
Postal address:
Quick links
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Tama
PO Box 143 Waitara
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