About Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Inc.

Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira Incorporated (the Rūnanga) is a non-profit incorporated society with charitable status and was established in 1990, when the Government of the day sought to disestablish The Ministry of Māori Affairs and devolve responsibility to tribal entities and iwi. 

The Rūnanga is the mandated iwi authority for Ngāti Toa Rangatira and is the administrative body of iwi estates and assets. To this end, as an organisation, we manage all political and public interests on behalf of Ngāti Toa Rangatira. 

The Rūnanga deals with the political and public issues of national interest such as Treaty of Waitangi claims, commercial and customary fisheries, health services including primary mental health and residential care services, local government relationships and resource and environmental management.