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    Kia ora! You are on the home page of the website for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua.

    Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Tīhei Mauri Ora!

    Welcome to Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua website, a place for descendants of Ngāti Rārua ancestors and those wishing to do business with Ngāti Rārua.

    Our Vision

    We are on a mission to ensure our people thrive, that means connecting our people to their identity, place and livelihood in this world as a descendent of Ngāti Rārua. To find out more about our vision for the future please Read >>

    Who We Are

    Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua is the mandated iwi authority of the iwi Ngāti Rārua who are from Te Tau Ihu o te Waka o Maui and of Tainui waka. The role of the Rūnanga is to care, uphold and enhance the mana, the assets and the whānau whanui of Ngāti Rārua.

    • We are governed by a Board of Trustees visit >>

    • We are managed by an Operations Team visit >>

    • There are approximately 35,000 Ngāti Rārua descendants

    Our Governance Board

    Our Board of Trustees are experienced in corporate, finance, banking, whakapapa, history, cultural and social dimensions. Each one of our board members have strong whakapapa to Ngāti Rārua. More >>

    Our Operations Team

    Our land, assets and activities are managed by an Operations team located across the Te Tauihu rohe. We currently have offices in Wairau, Whakatū and Motueka. Read >>

    Our History

    The wider Ngāti Rārua tribal family completed negotiations with the New Zealand Government (Crown) under Waitangi Tribunal Wai785 and received compensation for misappropriation of land, income and profits during the occupation of foreign owned business and colonial interests during the period 1840 to 2013. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua was established in 2013 out of the negotiation and are the official registered ‘settlement entity’ with the New Zealand Government and the New Zealand Companies Office. Read >>

    Our Lands & Assets

    We own lands, businesses and Trusts in the Whakatū (Nelson), Motueka & Wairau (Blenheim) areas. To find out more please Read >>

    Our Stories

    Understand our values of kaitiaki, manaaki and our connection to the whenua (land) and the moana (sea) Read >>

    Connect With Us

    The purpose of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua is to increase positive outcomes for Ngāti Rārua people in the economic, cultural, social and environmental dimensions - no matter where they live. Perhaps you have a story, or a business idea, or an event, or some knowledge of family connections. We’d like to know who you are, please make a connection by subscribing to our newsletter.


    • Our office is located at 15 Kinross Street, Blenheim, New Zealand 7201
    • Our phone number is (03)5778468
    • Our email is
    • The first point of contact is our Pou Ārahi (Operations Manager), Michelle Lavender