Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tūmapūhia-ā-Rangi ki Wairarapa

Registration and Whakapapa Verification

It is important that where possible, Tumapuhia descendents are involved in the planning, and any future decisions with regards the hapu. Registration on the database will enable you to be involved with important hapu processes and as a registered member you will be eligible to participate in the election of trustees to the Runanga, and also to be part of the Waitangi Tribunal settlement process.

We would encourage all descendents of Tumapuhia to complete the attached registration form. Click on the link to print out the registration form, and forward the completed documents to:

The Secretary
PO Box 657

To print the registration form CLICK HERE (PDF file 110kb)

Registration Options - Ngai Tumapuhiaarangi o Wairarapa

It is important that nga uri o Ngai Tamapahia a Rangi register with all the entities below to be kept informed, and to be able to participate in the function and delivery of the outcomes of these bodies.

Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated

This authority is the body that represents Kahungunu in the regional areas throughout the rohe. Kahungunu Asset Holding Company is the legal entity that manages the fisheries asset

Registration Details: Click on the link below and complete the registration details.


For all information on NKII please see http://www.kahungunu.iwi.nz/

Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa

This is one of seven regional Kahungunu Iwi authorities that links all of Kahungunu to Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated. It is the mandated Kahungunu Iwi authority for the Wairarapa. Voting for the Board is on an individual basis.

The purpose of KKW is set out in the Trust Deed. Its principal function is to represent the Kahungunu people of the Wairarapa. The Wairarapa Chairman is the appointed representative to the monthly board meetings of the Kahungunu Iwi Authority Heretaunga.

Registration Details: Registrations for the Wairarapa Iwi Authority are as above. Information on Ngati Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa Iwi Authority can be found at their website link:


or emailing the office at tari@kahungunuwairarapa.iwi.nz

Te Runanga o Ngai Tamapuhia a Rangi

This body represents nga uri o Ngai Tumapahia a Rangi ki Wairarapa. It has the mandate to carry out several purposes for Whanau Whanui o Ngai Tumapahia a Rangi as detailed in its Trust Deed. There are seven (7) Trustees elected every three years.

It is also mandated to manage the Waitangi Claims Settlement process. The Runanga is one of nine Hapu Karanga represented on the Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a Rua Settlement Trust (KKWTNR).
Meetings are held monthly. Hapu hui are also held every six months.

Registration Details: Registrations can be submitted by downloading the PDF document from this address:


Registration forms can be sent hard copy back to PO Box 657, MASTERTON, or scanned and emailed to ngaitumapuhiaarangi@xtra.co.nz


Ngai Tumapahia a Rangi has three (3) marae. Uri o Ngai Tumapahia a Rangi can register with any one of these Marae, and you can register with more than one Marae. These Marae are:

Ngai Tumapahia a Rangi Maori Marae Committee
Registration Details:
Contact: Lynn Carroll - LynnP@library.mstn.govt.nz

Ngai Tumapahia-a-Rangi ki Okautete Inc
Registration Details:
Contact: Sam Morris - okautete@xtra.co.nz

Ngai Tumapahia-a-Rangi ki Motuwairaka Inc
Registration Details:
Contact: Sue Taylor - sue@ttcl.co.nz

Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a Rua Settlement Trust

This body represents 9 Hapu Karanga of the Wairarapa and Tamaki regions. It is mandated by the people and recognised by the Crown as a Large Natural Group to seek a comprehensive settlement of all historical claims with the Crown in Wairarapa and Tamaki Nui a Rua.

10 Trustees are elected to this body every three (3) years until settlement. Its function will cease upon Settlement when a Post Settlement Governance will by then have been established. Ngai Tumapuhiaarangi will be represented on this board.

Ratification through voting is required by the Crown at two (2) points of the settlement process. Voting will be carried out according to the Trust Deed.


  1. Draft Deed of Settlement
  2. Post Settlement Governance Entity

Registration Details: Registrations can be done online at the following address:


If you have any questions, please email ngaitumapuhiaarangi@xtra.co.nz.