Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou is the mandated Iwi organisation which represents the collective interests of nga whanau me nga hapu o Ngati Porou.

The Runanganui is a dynamic organisation that continues to evolve with the needs and priorities of our people and the times. We work on behalf of Ngati Porou Iwi members, and the many generations to come, to achieve our collective vision of political, social, cultural, environmental and economic self-determination. 

Te Whakapumau i te Mana Motuhake o Ngati Porou

mo nga Uri Whakatipu

Our organisation is made up of several entities, with each having a role to play towards achieving our shared aspirations. Our commercial divisions are focused on growing our collective asset base to create a sustainable future for our Iwi.  Our social divisions are focused on empowering our people to become successful and to have access to a wide range of opportunities. 

Our  kaimahi based on the East Coast and in Gisborne, work on an incredibly diverse range of initiatives and programmes to help execute this vision and benefit all Ngati Porou. They are supported by our governance, who advocate on a political level for the best interests of our Iwi. 

What we do

A day in the life of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou would see it all, from strategy development to delivering essential services in our communities, growing the relationships that enable us to achieve our goals, and keeping our finger on the pulse. 

Community focus

Our work spans many sectors and disciplines and we couldn’t do it alone. Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou has a number of contracts across various crown agencies for social services in our communities. Learn about our social services 

We also deliver initiatives that are focused on empowering the Iwi and our region, like Pa Wars and the Hikurangi Dawn Ceremony. 

Commercial focus

The Runanga has the cultural, political and business capability to achieve our goals through commercial and political channels. Our focus is on investing in our role as shareholder, for and on behalf of Ngati Porou, in businesses that are utilising collective assets, such as Ngati Porou Seafoods Group and Pakihiroa Farms Ltd.

Doing it together 

The Runanganui would like to acknowledge the many people who contribute to the broader Ngati Porou development programme – marae, whanau, hapu, taurahere and Ngati Porou organisations, groups and individuals. 

Learn more about our roles and responsibilities in Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou Trust Deed.