The Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana Partnership (“the Mana Whenua Partnership”) is an autonomous body made up of 17 representatives from each of the hapū and iwi in the Tauranga City Council area.
Chairperson: Puhirake Ihaka
Previously known as the Tauranga Moana Tangata Whenua Collective.
Who are the iwi and hapū involved and where are they located?
Ngati Ranginui Iwi - Tauranga
Ngati Kahu - Wairoa
Ngati Hangarau - Peterehema
Ngai Tamarawaho - Huria
Ngati Ruahine - Waimapu
Ngai Te Ahi - Hairini
Ngai Te Rangi Iwi - Mount/Papamoa
Ngati He - Maungatapu/Welcome Bay
Ngai Tukairangi - Whareroa/Matapihi
Ngati Kuku - Whareroa
Ngati Tapu - Matapihi/Otamataha
Nga Potiki - Papamoa/Welcome Bay
Ngati Kaahu Ki Mangatawa - Mangatawa
Ngati Pukenga Iwi - Welcome Bay
Waitaha-a-Hei - Papamoa East/Te Puke
Tapuika - Te Puke/Te Tumu/Kaituna
Ngati Whakaue ki Maketu - Te Tumu/Kaituna
The purpose of the Mana Whenua Partnership is to:
- provide a forum for tangata whenua within the Tauranga City Council area to discuss and debate local authority concerns and allow the Mana Whenua Partnership to implement initiatives to advance and protect the interests of tangata whenua
- provide an opportunity for Council and the Mana Whenua Partnership to discuss and develop Council concepts, procedures, policies and projects that will impact on Tauranga Moana Tangata Whenua.
For this reason, Council provides an annual grant to the collective.
Six representatives of the Mana Whenua Partnership are nominated on the Tangata Whenua/Tauranga City Council Committee. The role of this committee is to provide strategic leadership and advice to Council, tangata whenua and the wider community in respect of environmental, social, economic and cultural outcomes relating to tangata whenua.
Last Reviewed: 06/05/2019