Latest Panui and Events



Let us know what's happening - If you have any panui or events coming up that you want to let your Iwi know about, then send us an email or contact the office (07) 5710934.

Free Telehealth Services

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Red Lunch at the Runanga

Runanga staff recently held a “Red” lunch as part of “Go Red for May – Women’s Heart Health Awareness Month”. The biggest killer of women in New Zealand is heart disease, which claims more than 3,000 lives a year. Go Red for May is used to highlight the importance of heart health, to promote having a cardiovascular disease check with your Nurse or GP, and to also fundraise for the Heart Foundation. Staff really got into the spirit of the event, donning red kakahu, bringing red food and making a donation to the cause.

The Heart Foundation provides support for whānau and those affected by heart disease, fund heart health research, and fund educational and preventative programmes aimed at addressing heart disease. The foundation relies on donations to support their mahi.


Rangatahi Trip

The Runanga took 15 rangatahi to Wellington for the week, where they were hosted by a series of Ngati Ranginui members who work across the Public Services and other areas. Their trip included visits to Hemi Rolleston at Callaghan institute, Puawai at Te Papa and Te Ururoa Flavell at Parliament. The Runanga received some great feedback from the kids and their parents about the trip and we look forward to doing another one in the future. 


Mauri Ora Wins DoC Award!

Our Mauri Ora Team has received a Department of Corrections Award Community Partnership Award for their Maara Kai project. The project focused on implementing different types of maara kai at various Marae. The project required help from our whanau currently incarcerated and provided them with the opportunity to reconnect with their Marae. The program was a huge success – well done Mauri Ora Team!


Maori Women in Leadership with Hon Hekia Parata

Te Rūnanga o Ngati Ranginui recently hosted a ‘Māori Women in Leadership’ lunch with Minister Hon. Hekia Parata. A range of Ranginui wahine were invited and Todd Muller (MP for Bay of Plenty) was also in attendance to support the event.  Our wahine were invited to share in discussion about leadership, education and other issues of relevance for the Iwi. 








Te Ohu Kaimoana (the Māori Fisheries Trust) and Japanese seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 Global Fisheries Scholarship.  

The scholarship is for Māori who seek a rewarding career in the seafood industry and is open to a committed, hard-working individual, who will spend a year in Japan at Nissui learning aspects of the seafood industry from aquaculture to processing, food safety to food technology, sales and marketing, all while immersing themselves in Japanese daily life.

The successful recipient will spend nine months training in Japanese language and culture prior to leaving New Zealand, as well as intensive language training on arrival. They will spend the year working and learning about the global seafood industry while based at Nissui’s headquarters in Tokyo and around Japan.

We are looking for Māori who have studied or work in fisheries management, aquaculture, marine biology, business management and fisheries or food processing and are looking at a career in the seafood industry.  Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 10 February 2017. Application form click here.

For further information, email or call Te Ohu Kaimoana on 04 9319 500.

Read about our 2015 scholar Mr Charles Rowe.  Read about the experience of our 2016 Global Fisheries Scholar Ms Alyx Pivac.



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

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the 2016 Annual Report