He Aitua


Tātai whetū ki te rangi, Ka mau tonu, ka mau tonu.
Tātai tangata ki te whenua,ngaro noa, ngaro noa.
Kua pukeitia te kupenga a Taramainuku ki nga mate huhua, tena whakahautia a Tara, kia whakatere i tōna waka ki te po
Tēnā! E te rangatira a Ngāti Awa, a Te Whakatōhea, a Te Whānau-a-Apanui, a Ngāti Pikiao; kua ngaro atu koe ki te pū o mahara, moe mai, moe mai, moe mai ra.
Hoki mai ki a tātou te iwi o Ngati Awa, tēnā tātou katoa.

With the sudden passing of Ta Wira and the wishes of the whanau with regards tangihanga proceedings, Ngati Awa have limited opportunity to participate in the proceedings. Wira and the families express wish was to not hold the tangi on the marae in the interests of health and safety, with regards to the current situation and gatherings.

The arrangements are:
Today- Friday 18 March
Wira will lay for the night in Te Kaha
Tomorrow Saturday 19 March
11.00am Service commences at the Whakatane Crematorium. There are only 50 spaces in the Crematorium which will be taken up with Wira whanau and invited guests.

Ngati Awa will be represented by Koro Te Kei whom will speak on behalf of Ngati Awa, and Hirini, along with Wiremu Doherty whom will speak on behalf of Te Wananga o Awanuiarangi.

In speaking with Hirini, we felt that one way we could participate, although in a limited way, was for Ngati Awa to gather at 10.15am and form a guard of Honour along the roadway to the Crematorium. We ask that you wear a mask and keep the 1 metre distancing that is required.
There will I understand be a memorial Service later on in the year.

Nga manaakitanga,

Tertiary Grants and Scholarships 2022 Update


There has been some issues with the Scholarship Application System for the 2022 Grants rounds. We understand this is frustrating and have received a lot of feedback around this. We are endeavouring to solve the issue with our developers and have made a decision to extend the rounds from 5pm April 11th 2022 to 5pm April 29 2022.

You can still continue to apply for the Grants, we ask that if you have already emailed or called Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa regarding this issue that you please be patient with our team and we will be in contact with you as soon as we have resolved the issue.

Ngā mihi,

AGM Zoom 2021

Annual General Meeting Zoom 2021

Due to Covid-19 restrictions it has been decided that Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa will host the AGM online. Because this is Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa’s first full online AGM it will be conducted in a live stream format over Zoom. We ask you to submit any correspondence earlier.

Follow this link: https://ngatiawa-iwi-nz.zoom.us/webinar/register/1416448892308/WN_ihCFJEFFTn6UMIdgm25DdA

The tikanga for this AGM are as follows:

  • Register your attendance to get the Zoom link
  • Registered Attendees will be let out of the Zoom waiting room.
  • Email General Business and Apologies to Haley@ngatiawa.iwi.nz or call 07 3070760
  • Submission of General Business closes 5pm Friday 4 March 2020
  • Any late General Business will not be read
  • Apologies will be taken up to 10am Saturday 5 March 2020, email Haley@ngatiawa.iwi.nz

Ngāti Pūkeko By-Election 2021

Ngāti Pūkeko Trustee By-Election 2021

Eligible for Ngāti Pukeko Hapū members that have been registered with the Hapū for a minimum of 3 years.
Online voting closes at 5pm Saturday 4 December 2021

If you have any questions about your registration please contact register@ngatiawa.iwi.nz
If you have any questions in regards to the voting or need assistance please contact 0800 666 946




  • Nominations open at 9am on Tuesday 28 September 2021.
  • Nominations must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 19 October 2021.
  • If there is more than one valid nomination, an election will be held, and voting will close on 4 December 2021.
  • Persons nominated must be registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa as a member of Ngāti Pūkeko hapū and be aged 18 years and over.



Any descendant of Ngāti Awa who is not currently registered with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and who wishes to participate in the by-election can register up to 5pm on Tuesday 19 October 2021 (subject to confirmation from the Whakapapa Committee). Registration forms are available from any of the addresses provided above or e-mail register@ngatiawa.iwi.nz.


In the event of more than one nomination being received a by-election will be held. You will be able to cast a vote either by postal or internet voting before the closing date on Saturday 4 December 2021. Ngāti Pūkeko hapū members will be notified in writing if an election is required.

Any enquiries about the nomination process can be directed to the Chief Returning Officer, Warwick Lampp, electionz.com Ltd, Freephone 0800 666 946 or by email to iro@electionz.com.




E tangi hotuhotu ana te iwi, i te matenga o tō tātau Kōroua, Pāpā, a Dr Joseph Hohepa Te Pepeha Mason, i te Ōturu o Takurua. Ka pūkatokato te Iwi o Ngāti Awa, otirā te motu whānui, nā te hinganga o te tōtara nui, o te poutokomanawa o Ngāti Pūkeko, i te wā hākerekere ko tenei.

The passing of Dr Mason is a devastating loss to Ngāti Awa. We mourn a dedicated and devoted servant to the survival and prosperity of the Iwi, whom for the greater part of seven decades has served his tribal and wider communities generously and faithfully. His efforts over the years have ensured the survival of critical anchor points, scaffolding the cultural landscape of the Iwi, for the benefit of current and future generations. 

Renowned as a holder of customary knowledge, Dr Mason was an active member of Te Kāhui Kaumātua, the principal advisory body for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa. He was highly regarded as a custodian of hapū whakapapa, waiata, and the history of Ngāti Awa.  

As the longest serving board member of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, a former Secretary, General Manager and Chairman of this entity and its predecessors, his customary knowledge and wisdom informed the Treaty settlement process for Ngāti Awa and preserved our cultural narratives and traditions in many forms, including our Settlement legislation. 

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, and Ngāti Awa are indebted to the legacy Dr Mason imparted and the integrity he led with. 

We extend our condolences to the whānau whom he is survived by, his wife Erina (Bunty), his son, Joseph, daughters Eneta and Waana, and his mokopuna.  

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa offices will be closed for the duration of the tangihanga, from Monday the 26th of July, to Wednesday the 28th of July. For any urgent inquiries, please contact runanga@ngatiawa.iwi.nz  

E te Rangatira, e te Pāpā, ka kore mātau, ko te mātinitini i te mata o te whenua, e warewaretia koe. Ka tirohia ki te Rangi, ki te huinga o ngā kahurangi, ki tō nohoanga i te poho o te Matua Nui i Rangi, ki reira tonu koe e tīaho mai ai ki tō Iwi e.

Karanga and Whaikōrero Wānanga

Karanga and Whaikōrero Wānanga

When: 22 May 8.30AM – 4.30PM
Where: Iramoko Marae, Matata (Ngāti Awa ki te Awa o te Atua)

Too few of our people are versed in the art of karanga and whaikōrero. E te whānau, send someone along to start the journey and learn the teachings. The kaiako are highly knowledgeable and are willing to share their tips and more importantly provide a safe and friendly environment to practice your learnings. Register your details in the form provided below to learn more about this kaupapa.

Rēhitia ki kōnei: https://forms.gle/Hz6Foc3E36FAxAms6