Recognising Taranaki as an ancestor is integral to fulfilling the aspirations of
Ngā Iwi o Taranaki relating to our maunga.

The wider iwi aspirations have been captured within a framework called He Kawa Tupua. Underpinning these aspirations is the desire that ngā uri o Taranaki whānui are enabled and resourced to participate in activities that will encourage cultural connection and revitalisation relating to our maunga.

Our journey so far

Through the respective Deeds of Settlement with the Crown, Taranaki Iwi, Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Mutunga settled their Historical Treaty of Waitangi Claims and agreed to a separate process in relation to redress for Taranaki Maunga.

These seven Iwi who have settled their treaty grievances with the Crown also agreed to work together with the mandated representatives of Ngāti Maru who are still in the process of negotiating their claim, to develop an apology and cultural redress in relation to Taranaki Maunga.

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Our principles, our kaupapa

Mana Motuhake | Authority

The principle of Mana motuhake means having respect for the mana and autonomy of each iwi and their roles and responsibility

Te Tirohangaroa | Looking Forward

Te Tirohangaroa is about looking forward and getting results that will benefit our maunga, his people, and our wider communities. It’s about the recognition that ongoing commitment by all those who have a shared affinity to him, protect and care for him.

Mahi Tahi | Collaboration

This principle encourages all who are involved, to work hard in the spirit of co-operation whilst recognising and enhancing unity of purpose and direction. It’s about having a sense of shared purpose, flexibility and a willingness to work efficiently.

Manaakitanga | Reciprocity

Manaakitanga emphasises the need to act in a way that enhances the mana of each iwi and their uri through the expression of generosity, care, respect and reciprocity.

Kia Tika, Kia Pono | Transparency

Being open, honest and transparent enables us to act in goodwill and respect for each other. It’s about ensuring meaningful and open communication so that we can best support each other on this journey