Nau Mai Haere Mai

Ko Mauao te Maunga


Mauao is the Mountain

Ko Takitimu te Waka


Takitimu is the ancestral Canoe

Ko Te Awanui te Moana


Te Awanui is our sea

Ko Ngati Ranginui te Iwi


Ngati Ranginui is our Iwi

Ko Tamatea Arikinui te Tangata


Tamatea Arikinui is our Ancestor

Kia ora and welcome to the official website of Ngati Ranginui Iwi. We are proud to represent nga hapu me nga marae o Ngati Ranginui to bring you an informative and interactive website that will enable us to stay connected with our registered beneficiaries and affiliates and to keep you updated on our latest news, events, and more. No reira, nau mai haere mai.

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AGM UPDATE 27/10/2016

Change of Time:

After consultation with our Kaumatua and Kuia, our AGM will now commence at 10.30am. A warm welcome and a cup of tea will be available from 10.00am.

Nominations for Chair and Deputy Chair:

Only one nomination has been received for each position these are;

Chairman: Tawharangi Nuku

Tawharangi Nuku (BSocSc) brings years of experience to the role of Chairman through various roles within iwi, hapu and community organisations. Tawharangi has a long and successful history with the Runanga spanning almost 10 years, in a number of different roles including the development of Te Reo Strategic Plans for the marae of Ngati Ranginui. Tawharangi is currently a lecturer at Te Wananga o Aotearoa and sits on a number of hapu and community trusts within Tauranga Moana.


Deputy Chair: Donna Gardiner

Donna Ngaronoa Gardiner (BA, MED, Dip Indigenous Diplomacy) has extensive experience in the public service, whanau/ hapu research, community development as well as a lifelong commitment to Te Reo me nga Tikanga and Maori sustainable development. Indigenous governance, Maori political representation and Maori women as Strategic leaders, are significant areas of interest to her. 


Appointments will be confirmed at the meeting Sunday 30 October 2016.


Save the Date- AGM

Te Rῡnanga o Ngāti Ranginui are excited to announce our Whānau Day and AGM being held Sunday 30 October, 10am-2pm at Te Wharekura o Mauao, Westmoreland Rise, Bethlehem.

This year’s programme will feature lots of fun games and activities for our tamariki, entertainment, iwi recognition awards, with the annual general meeting followed by a whānau BBQ.

We're looking forward to catching up with you all then. 



1.         Karakia

2.         Mihi

3.         Apologies

4.         AGM Introduction

5.         Acceptance of AGM Minutes dated Sunday 18 October 2015

6.         Board & Chairman’s Update & Report

7.         CEO Report

8.         Financial Report

9.         Appointment of Auditor for FY 2016/17 – KPMG

10.     Elections

a.      Appointments for Chair & Deputy Chair of Runanga

11.     General Business

12.     Whakamutunga – Closing Karakia

13.     Whanau BBQ


This year the roles for Rῡnanga Chair and Deputy Chair are up for election. Tawharangi Nuku has signalled his intent to stand for re-election.

If you would like to nominate one of your whānau, please download and fill out the nomination form below and send back to us by Friday 21 October, 5pm.

Nominations are to be made on the  prescribed form below and are to include a nominator and seconder. Nominees are required to provide a one page (typed A4) biography, which will be posted on the Runanga website on Tuesday 25th October 2016.

Potential candidates or nominees should understand and be able to demonstrate the competencies 
as outlined in the Board Member Competency Guidelines (refer below)

Nominations will be published on our website on Tuesday 25th October.

CLICK HERE to download Officer Nomination Form

CLICK HERE to download Board Member Competency Guidelines 

Proxy Voting

As required by the Runanga Constitution, proxy voting is as follows: 

Every member unable to be present at a general meeting may appoints as proxy another member of the Chairperson of the meeting to vote on his or her behalf. 

All proxies must be in writing, in the form attached or to the effect as et out in this rule and must be in the hands of the Secretary two (2) working days before the date of the meeting at which the proxy is to be exercised. On mattes of elections and constitutional amendments, proxies must specify voting instructions, but on all other issues, proxies may allow voting choice at the discretion of the proxy holder. 

CLICK HERE to download Proxy Form

Iwi Recognition Awards

This year we would like to acknowledge some of the outstanding achievements and contributions from our iwi members. If you know someone in your whānau who deserves recognition let us know by downloading and filling out the nomination form below and send back to us.

Nominations to be received by Friday 21 October 2016. Recipients of the Iwi Recognition Awards will be announced on the day of the AGM.

CLICK HERE to download Iwi Recognition Award Nomination Form


Annual Reports

Annual Reports will be available to registered iwi members for collection from our offices in Willow Street, Tauranga, from Friday 21 October 2016.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on (07) 571 0934 or

18 December 2015

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha
Nau mai haere mai, whakatau mai ki to tātou whārangi ipurangi
Ki te matakitaki te ripene ataatata o to tātou koroua a Morehu Ngatoko Rahipere.

Nāna i whakatauira mai, e kore e mutu te tangata ki te whai kaha i ngā tohu teitei o
te matauranga Nō reira e to tātou koroua te pouherenga tangata o te iwi o Ngāti Ranginui
Tēnei te mihi ki a koe…..

We are delighted to be able to share this video along with written information from the recent University of Waikato Graduation Conferral Ceremony, whereby our treasured kaumatua, Morehu Ngatoko Rahipere received an honorary Doctorate.

This was in recognition and acknowledgement of his life’s work in many fields of endeavour. The ceremony itself was a very special occasion, as was the celebratory dinner that Wairoa Marae hosted for Morehu the following Saturday evening.

I encourage you to take the time to watch the video and enjoy the incredible story of Morehu’s dedication to his whanau, hapu, iwi and wider community.

Tawharangi Nuku




11 February 2016

Hikohiko te uira papā te whatitiri ki runga o Mauao
Papaki tū ana ngā ngaru whatiwhati ki te toka tūmoana o Tirikawa
Te pou herenga o to tātou waka tapu o Takitimu e
Aue taukiri e

Kāore arikarika te tuku atu ngā mihi ki te kapa haka o Ngāti Ranginui mo a rātou mahi miharo i runga i te atamira takahi waewae o Ngāti Kahungunu.

Me noho whakahīhī te haukāinga ki runga i te mōhio kua piki atu to tātou kapa ki tērā taumata teitei o te Matatini. Nō reira, tēnei te mihi, tēna koutou, tēnā tātou.

As a proud sponsor of Te Roopu Kapahaka o Ngāti Ranginui, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ranginui would like to congratulate Te Roopu Kapahaka o Ngāti Ranginui on achieving a fantastic result over the weekend at the Ngāti Kahungunu Kapahaka Regionals.  Out of 14 groups, Te Roopu Kapahaka o Ngāti Ranginui came in at 2nd place, making them one of the four groups selected to advance to Te Matatini being held in Kahungunu 2017.

Te Roopu Kapahaka o Ngāti Ranginui will be hosting ’Te Matatini Mauri’ over the next few months and the Runanga is working closely with them to identify ways which we can provide further support.

The final results from the weekend were as follows:

1st - Te Rerenga Kōtuku
2nd - Ngāti Ranginui
3rd - Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga
4th - Tamatea Arikinui

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ranginui will continue to avidly support the roopu in their development and growth and in all events and competitions they participate in.

Kia tu te mana o Ngāti Ranginui!    Photos courtesy of Tachelle Reweti