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Korehāhā Whakahau
Korehāhā Whakahau is the first Iwi-led Predator Free 2050 project, seeking to eradicate possums from 4,700ha of land within the rohe of Ngāti Awa, including Whakatāne, Ōhope, and Ōhiwa.


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Notice of Elections for Representatives to Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa

In accordance with the Second Schedule of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa Charter, elections will be required to elect one Representative on Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa for each of the following three hapū:

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  • Mark Joseph HARAWIRA
  • Caroline Kararaina TAKOTOHIWI

Ngāti Awa ki Tamaki Makaurau

  • Jay Rawiri MASON
  • Rongokino George NGATAI

Ngāti Pūkeko

  • Mary Ann Mere KINGI
  • Rochelle Tralee RAPANA

Voter packs will be posted to each registered adult member aged 18 years or over for the three hapū which require an election.  Members can vote by post, internet voting, or at the Waahi Pooti.


Waahi Pooti

A Waahi Pooti will be held at the offices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, Louvain St, Whakatāne between 10am and 5pm on Saturday, 1 October 2022.  All voting closes at 5pm on Saturday 1 October 2022.

If you are a registered adult member of one of these three hapū and you do not receive a voter pack, please contact the Chief Returning Officer by phone 0800 666 032 (tollfree) or by email iro@electionz.com


Any descendant of Ngāti Awa, for which an election is required, who is not currently registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and who wishes to participate in these elections can register up to 5pm on Saturday 1 October 2022 (subject to confirmation from the Whakapapa Committee). Registration forms are available from www.ngatiawa.iwi.nz, by emailing register@ngatiawa.iwi.nz or by phoning 0800 464 284.

Dated at Whakatāne, 18 August 2022

Chief Returning Officer – Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa

iro@electionz.com, 0800 666 032

Te Ara Poutama | Guiding Principals

Our guiding principles are paramount to everything we do. They also represent the parameters that we must work within.


Caring for each other

Our shared obligations to care for one another, with particular emphasis on caring for our youth and our elders.


Guardianship for future generations

Represents our obligations to protect our culture, our environment, our resources and our people today and for
future generations, in accordance with our cultural practices.

Ngāti Awatanga

Our language and culture
Uphold and protect our language and culture – which derive from our shared ancestry – as the cornerstone of our unique identity.
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Identity, language and culture

This department is responsible for the management & implementation of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa Cultural, Te Reo and Leadership Strategies. 
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Providing leadership and support to our members in the management of our natural resources.

Information and Knowledge

Information & Knowledge maintains and supports all the information technology (IT), data management and archival management requirements for the Ngāti Awa Group including Ngāti Awa Research and Archives.
Pātaka Kai & Kaimoana Permits

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