Taku Manu Korihi Ata

Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga Newsletter

Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga are looking at the best ways to keep you informed of all that is happening in the iwi. 

Taku Manu Korihi Ata will come out to you twice a year and we would like to know how you would like to receive it.  At the moment we post the panui to the households of whanau who are registered on the iwi register.  Ideally we would like to send the panui by email and circulate it on our social media networks reducing the number that go out by snail mail.  Below is a link to a response form so you can let us know how to send the panui to you.


See below for the December issue of the panui.

Have a safe festive season and we will see you in the New Year.
Nga mihi - the Team at Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga

Te Tatau Pounamu Programme

Tauranga Moana Iwi have reached agreements with Ngāti Paoa and will be signing this weekend.  Although Ngāti Pūkenga is still in discussions with Ngāti Paoa and will look to sign our kawenata early next year, we invite those who are able, to come to Maungatapu Marae on Saturday to support and celebrate Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Paoa reaching their agreements

He Toka Tumoana tertiary scholarship

He Toka Tūmoana Scholarship for tertiary students has been created to commemorate the late Awanuiarangi Black. Two scholarships valued at $5000 each will be awarded in 2018.  For more information go to:


Māori Education Trust 2018 Scholarship Round is Open

The Māori Education Trust 2018 Scholarship Programme is now open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary school and tertiary students who meet the respective scholarship’s criteria.

The 2018 Secondary Scholarship Programme is made up of the following scholarships:

Year 9
·        Tī Maru Māori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship
·        Rose Hellaby Scholarship

Year 9 – 13
·        Sister Anne Henry Scholarship

Year 12 – 13
·        RJ Graham Scholarship

Year 13
·        VW & LM Rosier Scholarship
·        Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship.

Secondary school students can download an application from our website www.maorieducation.org.nz, or call to have a copy put in the post.

Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga

Trustee Elections and Special Resolutions

Kia ora whānau
Thank you to all that were able to attend our AGM on Sunday 24 September 2017.  If you weren't able to make it and would like a copy of the Report, let us know and we'll send you a copy.

Congratulations also to our new Trustees announced at the AGM:

Mark Scott                           Pakikaikutu Trustee
Waimarie Bruce                   Pakikaikutu Alternate Trustee
Whakarongotai Hokowhitu   Maketu Trustee
Mereana Moko                    Maketu Alternate Trustee

Finally, thank you to all that voted on the Special Resolutions.  The Special Resolution for Te Tāwharau  received 95.2% approval and the Charitable Trust  received 92% approved (official results attached).

Te Tawharau o Ngati Pukenga