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Welcome to 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 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:

Wiremu Doherty - Deputy Chairman/Acting Chairman

Te Hauauru Rangihau Tahi - Secretary

Hiria Solomon - Treasurer

Iharaira Temara - Tribal General Manager

Honey Tuhua - Administration 

Able Teka - Communications

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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