The register is a mandatory requirement of the Rūnanga Charter. The Rūnanga is accountable to those on the register. 

To check if you are registered, contact 3070760, freephone 0800 464 284, or email

Tēnā koutou ngā uri o ngā hapū o Ngāti Awa.

He panui tēnei ki a koutou, kia rēhita i runga i te rārangi ingoa o Ngāti Awa. Ko te mea nui kia mōhio tātou katoa ko wai ngā uri o ngā hapū o Ngāti Awa o te waka nei o Mataatua. Anei ētahi kōrero hei titiro, hei whakautu mā koutou.

This register is used to record address information to be able to communicate key messages, newsletters and any voting papers to all those members.

As of September 2009 we had 19,000 members registered. Fully eligible members must be of blood descendant or legally adopted. To registration will either be:

  • an Adult member
  • or an Adult member also registering children under the age of 18 years


Every member is encouraged to list all hapū they affiliate to – we want our mokopuna to be able to see where they’ve come from. From those hapu you are asked to nominate one hapu as your VOTING HAPŪ.

From time to time the Rūnanga will have matters that require members to vote on, in this instance, you will be required to use your VOTING HAPŪ.

Process of verification

Applications are reviewed monthly by the Whakapapa Committee, made up of 5 members with the expertise and knowledge of Ngāti Awa whakapapa. 

If you are unsure of your whakapapa we ask that you supply copies of any support documentation available, i.e. Māori Land Court records, information on land blocks, marriage certificates etc. 

[These documents are only required should you be unclear about whether you are of Ngāti Awa descent]. 

We ask that you provide a current email address so that confirmation of your membership can be sent with your Ngāti Awa Register number.

What is our personal information used for?

  • To inform and communicate with members on Rūnanga matters, elections and Annual General Meeting notices.
  • To ensure members have access to education grants or other assistance through the Rūnanga.
  • To identify persons who are eligible to vote in Rūnanga activities such hapū representative elections.