Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira

Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira Incorporated (the Rūnanga) is a non-profit incorporated society with charitable status. The Rūnanga is the mandated iwi authority for Ngāti Toa Rangatira and is the administrative body of iwi estates and assets. 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.


Kia tu ai a Ngāti Toa Rangatira; Hei iwi Toa, hei iwi Rangatira

Ngāti Toa is a strong, vibrant and influential iwi, firmly grounded in our cultural ideniity and leading change to enable whānau wellbeing and prosperity.


  • Manaakitanga:  Enhancing mana through excellence, generosity, and hospitality
  • Kotahi tatou:  Inspiring unity and connection
  • Whakatau Tika:  Acting with honesty & integrity 
  • Kaitiakitanga:  Sustaining our people and resources
  • Wairuatanga: Our connection to te ao wairua 
  • Whanaungatanga:  Connectedness and kinship
  • Ahi Kaa:  Sustainability of our Ngāti Toa-tanga
  • Rangatiratanga:  Visionary and courageous leadership 


Ahakoa he iti whetū ki runga ki te rangi nui pōkēkēao ūhia kia ngaro, 
e kore e ngaro
Even though the stars shining in the night sky might be obscured by a passing cloud, they will never be obliterated

Ngāti Toa Rangatiratanga - Our Culture & Identity
Revitalizing and strengthening our identity as whānau, hapū and iwi

Our identity is revitalized through:

  1. Whānau who are confident in their reo, tikanga, kawa and identity
  2. Vibrant marae that uphold our kawa and are able to serve our varied and changing needs
  3. Whānau who are strongly grounded in our history and whakapapa
  4. Celebrating Ngāti Toa Rangatira culture and success

Oranga - Our Wellbeing
Advancing the health and well-being of all Ngāti Toa Rangatira whānau

Our whānau are thriving through:

  1. Improved health
  2. Increased educational and vocational achievement
  3. Sustainable employment opportunities
  4. Healthy and affordable housing

Ohanga - Our Prosperity
Growing a sustainable economic base

Our prosperity is supported by:

  1. A culture of self-determination, resilience and growth
  2. Robust and ethical investments that are aligned to the aspirations of the iwi
  3. Working collaboratively to grow the Ngāti Toa Rangatira economy
  4. Protecting and growing our economic base to provide ongoing opportunities for whānau wellbeing and growth

Te Ao Tūroa - Our Environment
Nurturing a resilient environment to sustain future generations

Our environment is sustained through:

  1. Reclaimed connections and mātauranga relevant to our natural resources
  2. Empowered kaitiaki who are leaders and co-managers of our natural environment
  3. Our commitment to environmental sustainability
  4. Our ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change

Whai Mana - Our Organisation 
Building a strong organisation founded on leadership and connection

Our organisation is strengthened by:

  1. Sound governance and management structures that support growth and prosperity
  2. Development and leadership opportunities for our tamariki and rangatahi
  3. Platforms for the efficient and effective communication and connection of our people
  4. Strategic partnerships that benefit our regional, national and international interests