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The Tāmaki Makaurau region stretches from the South Kaipara in the north to the southern reaches of the Mānukau Harbour, from Ngāti Whātua in the North to Ngāti Paoa in the South.
Martin Mariassouce (Ngāti Whatua)
Regional Director - Tāmaki Makaurau
Realising the potential of Māori communities in Auckland has been an enduring passion for the Regional Director who has been working in the region for more than two decades.
Iwi in our region
There are 16 iwi represented in Tāmaki Makaurau region:
- Ngāti Whātua
- Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei
- Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara
- Te Uri o Hau
- Te Kawerau ā Maki
- Ngāti Te Ata Waiohua
- Ngāti Tamaoho
- Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki
- Te Ahiwaru
- Te Ākitai Waiohua
- Ngāti Maru
- Ngāti Tamaterā
- Ngāti Paoa
- Ngāti Whanaunga
- Te Patukirikiri
- Ngāti Rehua
The iwi listed have been sourced through a directory of iwi and Māori organisations, Te Kāhui Māngai, and our regional offices. The iwi listed do not necessarily reflect the views of Te Puni Kōkiri. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.
About Te Kāhui Māngai
Te Kāhui Māngai (Directory of Iwi and Māori Organisations) gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi/hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims; and mandated Iwi Organisations to represent these iwi/hapū that have been recognised by the New Zealand Government.
You can view Te Kāhui Māngai here https://www.tkm.govt.nz/
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Local news and stories
Read our latest news and stories for this region.
Giving vulnerable babies a better start in life
The Petal Foundation is the only specialist care facility in Tāmaki Makaurau for babies born to mothers who use drugs or alcohol.
Pilot pairs kaupapa Māori with mental health services
A collaborative multi-agency pilot, named Rapua Te Āhuru Mōwai (Rapua), with Te Toka Tumai, Mahitahi Trust and CORT Housing, is leading to a dramatic decrease in acute readmissions for whaiora (mental health patients).
Toby’s Seafood representing te ao Māori with kai
Friday night fish and chips are a treat for whānau throughout Aotearoa. With takeaway shops on nearly every corner, Pat Tobin, Director, Toby’s Seafood knows it is their te ao Māori approach that sets them apart. With counters full of fresh kaimoana and ika, a te reo Māori menu, legendary fry bread, and manaakitanga at the heart of their mahi they have a recipe for success.
Art as a tool for growth
Kākano Youth Arts Collective is creating a safe space for vulnerable West Auckland youth to create art and gain valuable life skills and work experience.
Te Reo Māori takes centre stage in Tāmaki
Te Pou theatre in West Auckland are champions of Te Reo Māori, with hopes to normalise the reo through performing arts.
Marae breaks down barriers for job seekers
Papakura Marae is set to host its first Nōu Te Ao: The world is yours employment expo, with hopes to connect whānau Māori to potential employers in a ‘safe space’.