Who are the Tribals
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us: 1 Sister Annie Road, Ruatāhuna
Post us: Private Bag 3001, Main Road, Ruatāhuna
Fax us: 07 366 3491