As the most northern of the Taranaki iwi, our rohe is located between the Mokau river and south to the Titoki stream that flows into the sea at Wai-iti Beach.
We are tangata whenua and guardians of Parininihi and the wider landscape.
Ngāti Tama were renowned for their bravery, as they were responsible for maintaining the northern Taranaki border with Maniapoto.Read more about our history.
Despite the difficulties and deprivation our iwi have suffered due to colonisation, we’ve proudly retained our identity, our mana whenua and mana moana status in our rohe.
Our iwi is strengthening as we continue to focus on restoring culture, our environment and well-being for Ngāti Tama uri.
Kei a tātou te tino rangatiratanga o tātou wenua o tātou kainga me o tātou taonga katoa.
(We, Ngāti Tama, have chiefly responsibility for our land, our homes and our other treasures, and we have the right to determine our own future.)