Kaitieki o Ngati Maru, Ngati Kaipoho, Ngai Tawhiri, Ngati Ruapani ki Turanga

Welcome from the Rongowhakaata Iwi

Raharuhi Rukupo

Ko Puketapu te Maunga

Ko Te Arai te Awa

Ko Horouta me Takitimu ngā Waka

Ko Ruapani te Ariki

Ko Rongowhakaata te Iwi

Naumai, piki mai, haere mai

Warmest greetings to all who visit this website, the home of our whānau of Rongowhakaata, who are the descendants of Turahiri, Moetai, Uetupupuke me Rongowhakaata raua ko Ruapani, spread around the world.  Our website aims to bring us together over the miles and help us keep in touch with issues and events affecting Rongowhakaata here at home and abroad. This website lets you know what is happening at home and encourages you to keep in touch with your whānau, your hapū and your marae.

Welcome to the world of Rongowhakaata.


2018 Trustee Election.

Nominations are now closed and the list of candidates for the 2018 RIT elections are confirmed. 

Nominations are now closed for the 2018 trustee elections, please click here or on the Panui link in the sidebar for more information about the election process and appropriate documentation.

Results of Special Resolution.

RESOLUTION: That the amended Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Deed, in the form advertised with the public notice, be adopted as the Trust Deed for the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust. 









The resolution has received approval from more than 75% of members who validly cast a vote; the resolution is therefore APPROVED

Click here to see Approved Trust Deed

As per the transitional arrangements of the approved Trust Deed the first Annual General Meeting of this Trust Deed will be held before June 2018. All current Trustees will remain in office until the Annual General Meeting in 2018 where all Trustees are required to resign and an election will be held in accordance with the Second Schedule of the approved Deed. Those Trustees required to stand down due to this transition will be eligible to stand for re-election.

All inquiries regarding the election process should be directed to Adam Maynard at elections@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz or call (06) 86 28086.

Please contact the Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Office for other inquiries relating to the Trust Deed amendments trust@rongowhakaata.iwi.nz or call (06) 86 28086

Contact us

Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust Office

Ph: 068628086
Physical Address: 78 Whakato Road, Manutuke Gisborne
Postal Address: CMB 24  Manutuke, Gisborne 4053