Our Iwi in focus | Ngāruahine

Each month we will share information about our eight iwi.

This month we highlight one of our southern iwi, Ngāruahine, who are descendants of Rongorongo and Turi, chief of the Aotea waka.

Their tribal area extends from the Taungatara Stream to the Waihi Stream, and encompasses Te Tupuna Koro o Taranaki (Mount Taranaki). More than 500 people witnessed Ngāruahine sign its long-awaited treaty settlement in August 2014 at Te Ngutu o Te Manu reserve in Okaiawa.

The Ngāruahine Claims Settlement Bill became an Act of parliament in December 2016, where the Crown acknowledged that recognition of Ngāruahine historical grievances was long overdue.

Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust is the mandated post-Treaty settlement governance entity that represents the best interests of more than 3,000 people.

To learn more about Ngāruahine read here