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Acting on behalf of it's marae members the Tūhoe Manawarū tribal authority represents the interests of whānau from Ngāputahi, Pāpueru, Te Umuroa, Ōpūtao, Kākānui, Ōtekura, Tātāhoata, Te Wai-iti, Uwhiārae, Mātaatua and Ōhaua o te Rangi.

Our history

Tūhoe Manawarū Māori Executive, also known informally as the Ruatāhuna Tribal Authority is one of the four Tūhoe tribal authorities in Te Urewera. The executive represents the whānau that whakapapa to the marae and hapū of Ngāpūtahi, and Ruatāhuna.

First established under the New Zealand Māori Council in the 1970s, the Manawarū Executive was formally part of the Waiariki branch before launching independently for the past 35 years. The committee has continued to use its existing structure for its own purposes, which has worked well for Ruatāhuna.

The executive meets regularly on the first Sunday of every month and the membership comprises of two delegates from each of the 11 marae or hapū in Ruatāhuna. In addition to the marae reports that are tabled, the executive receives updates from local organisations such as Te Wharekura o Huiarau, the roopu ranatahi, the Ruatāhuna Farm Trust, Te Tuawhenua Trust and Tūhoe Te Uru Taumatua.

Our Pānui - te iringa kōrero

Issue 4 - May 2016

The current tribal officers are:

Rex Turiokahu White - Chair

Te Whenuanui Te Kurapa - Deputy Chair

Te Hauauru Rangihau Tahi - Secretary

Hiria Solomon - Treasurer

Iharaira Temara - Tribal General Manager

Honey Tuhua - Administration 

You can contact your tribal office by:

Call us: 07 366 3228

Email us: honey@tuhoemanawarutribal.co.nz

Visit us: 1 Sister Annie Road, Ruatāhuna

Post us: Private Bag 3001, Main Road, Ruatāhuna

Fax us: 07 366 3491

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Our Vision: Kimihia e te iwi te ara o te tikanga e pai ai te noho i te ao nei.

Our Mission: Kia noho pūmau ki te kotahitanga o te ngākau me te whakaaro o ngā Hapū o Ruatāhuna.

Our Values: Te Ohu me te Mahi Tahi, Kotahitanga, Rangatiratanga, Ngākau whakaiti, Matemateaone

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Tūhoe Manawarū Tribal
Tūhoe Manawarū Tribal

Acting on behalf of it's marae members the Tūhoe Manawarū tribal authority represents the interests of whānau from Ngāputahi, Pāpueru, Te Umuroa, Ōpūtao, Kākānui, Ōtekura, Tātāhoata, Te Wai-iti, Uwhiārae, Mātaatua and Ōhaua o te Rangi. Our history Tūhoe Manawarū Māori Executive, also known informally as the Ruatāhuna Tribal Authority is one of the four Tūhoe tribal authorities in Te Urewera. The executive represents the whānau that whakapapa to the marae and hapū of Ngāpūtahi, and Ruatāhuna. First established under the New Zealand Māori Council in the 1970s, the Manawarū Executive was formally part of the...

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Te Komiti o Runa Tribal Authority (TKOR) or the ‘taraipara’ as it's known locally, is committed to achieving prosperity for it's descendants in step with Tūhoe values and cultural practise.

The taraipara has a membership of 13 marae, with each having two representatives participating at the tribal forum. Current members are Te Rewarewa, Tauarau, Tāwhia, Ōtenuku, Waikirikiri, Te Tōtara, Te Pūtere, Te Papakāinga, Ōwhakatoro, Ōhotu, Ngāhina, and Pane te Ure.

Our History

In the early 1950’s the then Tūhoe leaders established the Western Tūhoe Tribal Executive Committee, it was also known as Te Koopu then followed by Te Komiti o Runa. The tribal authority has taken an active role in the care and development of whānau, hapū and marae. Active politically, the tribal consistently promotes Te Mana Motuhake o Tūhoe.

The tribal region extends north to Tāneatua, then heads inland to Rūātoki and out west across the Rangitāiki awa to Waiōhau.

The current tribal officers are;

  • Patrick McGarvey - Chairman
  • Brian Takurua - Deputy Chairman
  • TBA - Tribal General Manager
  • Te Whetu McCorkindale - Communications Advisor
  • Rangimaria Mariu - Tribal Admin

You can contact your tribal office during weekdays, from Monday to Fridays between 8.30am - 5.00pm by:

Visit us: 16 Mission Road, Rūātoki.

Post us: P O Box 16, Tāneatua.

Email us: admin@tkor.iwi.nz

Phone us: 07 312 9138

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Matakitenga - A prosperous, vibrant and thriving community.

Ūmanganui - Unified Hapū collective direction and decision making.

Ngā Uara – Matemateāone, Rangatiratanga, Ngākau iti, Kotahitanga

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Te Komiti o Runa Tribal
Te Komiti o Runa Tribal

Te Komiti o Runa Tribal Authority (TKOR) or the ‘taraipara’ as it's known locally, is committed to achieving prosperity for it's descendants in step with Tūhoe values and cultural practise. The taraipara has a membership of 13 marae, with each having two representatives participating at the tribal forum. Current members are Te Rewarewa, Tauarau, Tāwhia, Ōtenuku, Waikirikiri, Te Tōtara, Te Pūtere, Te Papakāinga, Ōwhakatoro, Ōhotu, Ngāhina, and Pane te Ure. Our History In the early 1950’s the then Tūhoe leaders established the Western Tūhoe Tribal Executive Committee, it was also known as Te Koopu...

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Waimana kaaku Mahora Te Waimana

May Te Waimana flourish in all aspects of wellbeing

12 marae are situated within Te Waimana – Matahī Pā, Ōmuriwaka Pā, Piripari Pā, Pouahīnau Pā, Rāroa Pā, Tanatana Pā, Tauanui Pā, Tātaiāhape Pā, Tuapō Pā, Whakarae Pā, Rāhiri Pā, and Tāwhana Pā. 

These 12 marae are the gathering places of the 9 hapū – Tūranga Pikitoi, Ngā Maihi, Ngai Tamatuhirae, Te Whakatāne, Tamakaimoana, Ngai Tātua, Ngāti Raka, Tamaruarangi and Ngāti Rere, 

Te Waimana Kaaku tribal collective represents the interests of all marae/hapū along te awa o Tauranga.

The name and whakataukī of Te Waimana Kaaku tribal, is a reflection of its fertile landscape and the prosperity that it will provide for whānau who whakapapa to the local hapū now and into the future. A detailed explanation can be found below.

Ka Māhora he Kurarani

He momo kūmara tonu te kurarani, e whakarite ana nei tana tipu haere e māhorahora ki runa te whenua. E kapo haere ana, e hono atu ki ōna nei uri ki te maara.

The kurarani kūmara is as a senior type of kūmara species, which grows its tendrils throughout the garden, encompassing all that it touches into one living organism within the garden.

Te Waimana

He punawai ranatira tenei, koinei te waahi e huihui ana na ranatira, e na kaupapa taketake, e na kaupapa haumarumaru, ko te huina o te kura, ko te huina o na kaahu o na ranatira.

Te Waimana is the name of a sacred spring, where the senior chiefs and warlords would gather to discuss offensive and defensive tactics to protect whānau and hapū resources and affairs.

Te Kaaku

He kupu whakarite ki te āhua o te tipu o te kūmara. I na hoki e te tipu rere te aka ki te kohi haere, ki te hono atu, kia noho nātahi piritahi ki ōna uri maara.

“Kaaku” describes the way in which the kumara vine grows within the garden; letting its tendrils gather and amalgamate the many that grow together.

Te Hapuoneone.

Ko Hapekituarani me ōna nei tama aa Tamarau raua ko Rāwaho. I a rātou te mauri o te kūmara e pupuri ana i runa te whenua o Te Hapuoneone. Koinei hoki e noho taketake te rohe o te Waimana Kaaku me ōna nei kōrero ki ēnei tīpuna.

Te Waimana Kaaku reflects our historical connection to Te Hapuoneone chief Hapekituarani and his sons Tamarau and Rāwaho. It is their specific relationship to the growing of kūmara and maintaining the living essence of the kūmara to the specific fertile land of Te Hapuoneone, from Ōhiwa to Puhikoko, Te Waimana, Ōpouriao and Tāneatua.

Your current tribal officers are:

  • Kero Te Pou – Chair
  • Maringi Baker – Tribal General Manager
  • Wairaka Biddle - Tribal Admin

You can contact your tribal office during weekdays from Monday to Fridays, between 9am and 4pm by:

Call us: 07 312 3700

Visit us: 280 Waimana Road, Waimana

Email us: tari@waimanakaaku.iwi.nz

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Mai Maungapōhatu ki te koko o Ōhiwa.

Our vision is: Māhora te Waimana – May Te Waimana flourish in all aspects of wellbeing.

Our mission is: Tātou katoa – Katoa tatou. Developing our independance (hapu) in order to master our interdependance (iwi).

Te Waimana Kaaku tribal collective represents the interests of 11 marae along the Tauranga awa. The current members are Matahi Pā, Piripari Pā, Pouahīnau Pā, Raroa Pā, Tanatana Pā, Tauanui Pā, Tataiāhape Pā, Tuapo Pā, Te Kaawa Pā, Rāhiri Pā, and Tāwhana Pā.

Your current tribal officers are:

  • Kero Te Pou – Chair
  • Wairaka Biddle - Tribal Admin

You can contact your tribal office during weekdays from Monday to Fridays, between 9am and 4pm by:

Call us: 07 312 3700

Visit us: 280 Waimana Road, Waimana

Email us: waimanakaaku@xtra.co.nz

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Te Waimana Kaaku Tribal

Mahora Te Waimana May Te Waimana flourish in all aspects of wellbeing 12 marae are situated within Te Waimana – Matahī Pā, Ōmuriwaka Pā, Piripari Pā, Pouahīnau Pā, Rāroa Pā, Tanatana Pā, Tauanui Pā, Tātaiāhape Pā, Tuapō Pā, Whakarae Pā, Rāhiri Pā, and Tāwhana Pā.  These 12 marae are the gathering places of the 9 hapū – Tūranga Pikitoi, Ngā Maihi, Ngai Tamatuhirae, Te Whakatāne, Tamakaimoana, Ngai Tātua, Ngāti Raka, Tamaruarangi and Ngāti Rere,  Te Waimana Kaaku tribal collective represents the interests of all marae/hapū along te awa o Tauranga. The name and whakataukī of Te...

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The permanency of Te Mana Motuhake o Tūhoe is the business of our Tribal and is supported by the principles of ihi, ranatiratana, nākau iti and matemateāone.

Te Taraipara o Waikaremoana is endorsed to represent the marae and hapū of Waikaremoana and the whānau that whakapapa to them. The current marae membership includes Waimako Marae, Te Kūhā Tārewa Marae, Te Pūtere Marae, and Te Whānau a Eria from Nātapa.

Our History

In 2007, Tūhoe te Mana Motuhake mai Waikaremoana, or the Waikaremoana Tribal Authority, was established to formally advance Tūhoe kaupapa. The Waikaremoana base strengthens our connections with other Tūhoe Tribals including our collective promotion of Te Urewera.

Now located in our new build Te Kura Whenua Paradise, the Tribal represents a Tūhoe presence at Lake Waikaremoana. The Tribal boundary extends south to the Waiau river to the community of Te Pūtere,  west to the Huiarau ranges and north to Ruakituri.

The Waikaremoana Tribal Team

  • Lance (Dana) Winitana - Chair
  • Pare Hill - Vice Chair

You can contact the Tribal from Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 4.30pm by:

Email us: tari@wta.iwi.nz

Phone us: (06) 837 3987

Physical Address:  6249 Lake Road, SH 38, Te Urewera

Postal Address: 6249 Lake Road, SH 38, RD 5, Wairoa, 4195

Connect with us through our FB page for info bites on our rohe and sign up to our e-pānui Te Matuku for the latest stories of our Waikaremoana Tribal developments, events and offerings.

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Waikaremoana Tribal
Waikaremoana Tribal

The permanency of Te Mana Motuhake o Tūhoe is the business of our Tribal and is supported by the principles of ihi, ranatiratana, nākau iti and matemateāone. Te Taraipara o Waikaremoana is endorsed to represent the marae and hapū of Waikaremoana and the whānau that whakapapa to them. The current marae membership includes Waimako Marae, Te Kūhā Tārewa Marae, Te Pūtere Marae, and Te Whānau a Eria from Nātapa. Our History In 2007, Tūhoe te Mana Motuhake mai Waikaremoana, or the Waikaremoana Tribal Authority, was established to formally advance Tūhoe kaupapa. The Waikaremoana base strengthens our connections with other Tūhoe...

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Ko tenei whārangi, he waahi tuku pānui tangihanga ki na whānau, marae, hapū. Tēra ka hiahia koe kia pānuihia he mate i roto i te whānau, imera mai kia; korero@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz.

This page is dedicated to tangihanga notices. Time and again Te Uru Taumatua receives calls from whānau advising of a tangi in the whānau. It is here that we post a short pānui on who has passed away, and whatever arrangements are in place. It’s just another way of informing whānau.

If you have a tangihanga and wish to put a notice up, please email; korero@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz.

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He Mihi Maioha
He Mihi Maioha

Ko tenei whārangi, he waahi tuku pānui tangihanga ki na whānau, marae, hapū. Tēra ka hiahia koe kia pānuihia he mate i roto i te whānau, imera mai kia; korero@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz. This page is dedicated to tangihanga notices. Time and again Te Uru Taumatua receives calls from whānau advising of a tangi in the whānau. It is here that we post a short pānui on who has passed away, and whatever arrangements are in place. It’s just another way of informing whānau. If you have a tangihanga and wish to put a notice up, please email;...

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The number of active Tūhoe hapū can increase and decrease depending on the fortunes and ambitions of the Iwi. At the time of the Tūhoe negotiations with the Crown, the Te Kotahi a Tūhoe list of Tūhoe hapū in their mandate, numbered some 65.

Most hapū continue to have an active ahi kā presence throughout the rohe while others have been absorbed by intermarriage to existing Tūhoe hapū. Rather than say that some of these hapū are extinct we prefer the view that they are inactive.

The histories of hapū are both distinct and intersected. It would be true to say that no hapū stands isolated, independent by history or whakapapa, and it is very likely that Tūhoe people may easily connect themselves to all Tūhoe hapū by their whakapapa. 

You may notice that a number of hapū for instance Ngāti Tawhaki and Ngāti Rongo have multiple marae, therefore, their presence within a rohe is duplicated. This has raised questions about representation either by hapū or marae, for the reasons that some hapū may be advantaged by their duplication.

Significantly there are a number of Tūhoe whānau / communities that are located outside of the Tūhoe region in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Waikato, Rotorua, and further yet in Australia, Canada and England.

Characteristically Tūhoe have been good at rallying and organizing themselves where ever they may reside. We must remember 80% of Tūhoe are in fact living outside of the Tūhoe rohe so this comes as good news that Iwi members continue to be interested with each other.

For information about your hapū you can contact your marae committee, the marae trustees, your key community resource people like Kaumātua, Iwi leaders or relevant Tūhoe training and education organisations.

To find your hapū you can search the list of Tūhoe marae here.

 

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Ngā Hapū o Tūhoe
Ngā Hapū o Tūhoe

The number of active Tūhoe hapū can increase and decrease depending on the fortunes and ambitions of the Iwi. At the time of the Tūhoe negotiations with the Crown, the Te Kotahi a Tūhoe list of Tūhoe hapū in their mandate, numbered some 65. Most hapū continue to have an active ahi kā presence throughout the rohe while others have been absorbed by intermarriage to existing Tūhoe hapū. Rather than say that some of these hapū are extinct we prefer the view that they are inactive. The histories of hapū are both distinct and intersected. It would be true to say that no hapū stands isolated, independent by history or whakapapa, and...

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