Te Puni Kōkiri has developed a national directory of iwi and Māori organisations called Te Kāhui Māngai.
Te Kāhui Māngai gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi and hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. This includes their rohe, hapū, marae, and the organisations whose mandates to represent those iwi and hapū have been recognised by the New Zealand Government. Te Kāhui Māngai is a useful consultation tool for anyone wishing to contact representatives of those iwi, and hapū.
It is also a mechanism to meet our obligations under section 35A(2) of the Resource Management Act (RMA) in which the Crown must provide information to each local authority on iwi authorities and groups that represent hapū for the purposes of the RMA. Section 35A(2)(b) states that each local authority must include in its records all the information provided to it by the Crown. This website is the means of providing that information.
Te Kāhui Māngai is also useful for those who want to find out basic information about iwi, hapū and marae; and the role of certain other national and urban Māori organisations.
Visit Te Kāhui Māngai website.