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    Here you will find a number of the founding and historical documents of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua.

    Ngāti Rārua has a long history, the resources provided here are a small curation of a wider archive. These show some of the history, trials, tribulations and achievements of Ngāti Rārua. If you have any special request for information, please send them to The Office 📧.

    Waitangi Tribunal Report | Formation | Timeline

    Wai785 Waitangi Tribunal Report

    This comprehensive document by the Waitangi Tribunal will provide you with the critical information you need to know about Ngāti Rārua historical events, customary occupation, crown rights, the Spain Commission, the Wairau and Waipounamu purchases, it also has many useful maps.


    The Formation of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua

    To read more about the pathway to settlement, explore these legal records.

    Deeds of Settlement, 13 April 2013

    This document sets out an account of the acts and omissions of the Crown before 21 September 1992 that affected Ngāti Rārua and breached the Treaty of Waitangi and it’s principles. It also describes the redress.

    Ngati Rarua PSGE Trust Deed, 1 March 2013

    Trust Deed establishing the Ngāti Rārua Settlement Trust. The terms of the Trust Deed were voted on by iwi members after a series of hui and mandates the Trust to act as the post-settlement governance entitiy for Ngāti Rārua. The Trust acting through the Trustees will manage the Trust Property on behalf of iwi members as per the duties, powers and rules set out in this Deed.

    Ngāti Rārua Settlement Summary

    In October 2006, the Crown recognised the mandate of Ngāti Rārua along with other ‘Tainui Taranaki’ iwi to enter negotiations for a comprehensive Treaty of Waitangi Settlement. The Crown signed terms of negotiations with the umbrella entity Tainui Taranaki ki te Tonga Limited, which included the Ngāti Rārua Iwi Trust, on 27 November 2007.

    Ratification Booklet

    The purpose of this booklet was to provide members of Ngāti Rārua with information so you they could make an informed decision about the Deed, as well as the entity that would receive and manage the redress assets on behalf of iwi members.

    Timeline of Events

    Explore the key events that led to the formation of our organisation and name change to Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua, which encapsulates both Ngāti Rārua Iwi Trust and Ngāti Rārua Settlement Trust.