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Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana Partnership

The Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana Partnership is an autonomous body made up of 17 representatives from each of the hapū and iwi in the Tauranga City Council area.

Chairperson: Matire Duncan
Previously known as the Tauranga Moana Tangata Whenua Collective.

Who are the iwi and hapū involved and where are they located?

Ngāti Ranginui Iwi - Tauranga
Ngāti Kahu - Wairoa 
Ngāti Hangarau - Peterehema 
Ngai Tamarawaho - Huria
Ngāti Ruahine - Waimapu 
Ngai Te Ahi - Hairini
Ngai Te Rangi Iwi - Mount/Papamoa 
Ngāti He - Maungatapu/Welcome Bay
Ngai Tukairangi - Whareroa/Matapihi 
Ngāti Kuku - Whareroa
Ngāti Tapu - Matapihi/Otamataha
Ngā Potiki - Papamoa/Welcome Bay
Ngāti Kaahu Ki Mangatawa - Mangatawa
Ngāti Pukenga Iwi - Welcome Bay
Waitaha-a-Hei - Papamoa East/Te Puke
Tapuika - Te Puke/Te Tumu/Kaituna
Ngāti Whakaue ki Maketu - Te Tumu/Kaituna

The purpose of the Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana 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 Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana Partnership to implement initiatives to advance and protect the interests of tangata whenua
  • provide an opportunity for Council and the Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana 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 Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana 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: 22/04/2020

Want to discuss further?

For further information on the collective please contact the Chairperson of the Te Rangapū Mana Whenua o Tauranga Moana Partnership, Matire Duncan on 021 181 1253 or Carlo Ellis on   027 562 2328

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