Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kāhui Maru,
Te Iwi o Maruwharanui

Located within the natural flora and fauna of Tarata, adjacent to the shimmering hue of the Waitara river, is a marae local Iwi and Hapu call Te Upoko o te Whenua.

Akin to the Ngāti Maru Iwi, the marae has over a generation become the foundation of many whānau, most of whom have partaken in the development of what it stands for today, “a place they can call home”.

Ngāti Maru Settlement Bill First Reading

On Tuesday 6 July the Ngāti Maru Claim Settlement Bill, Te Hiringa Taketake received its first reading in Parliament.

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Maru
Deed of Settlement Signing

The last Taranaki iwi to settle with the Crown has signed its deed of settlement putting to rest its historical grievances. Ngāti Maru made a call last week to downsize the milestone event to keep their people safe in a post-Covid era but they plan to mark the occasion properly in due course. Eruera Rerekura filed this story.

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ANNOUNCEMENT – Results of Ratification Voting Process

We are proud to share with you the results of the Ngāti Maru Deed of Settlement – Te Hiringa Taketake vote.

Ninety-two percent (92%) of our voting members supported the Treaty of Waitangi settlement package, as well as the Deed of Settlement to be signed by our Trustees and Negotiators on behalf of Ngāti Maru.

Deed of Settlement – Te Hiringa Taketake 

With the initialling of the Deed of Settlement in August 2020, the members of Ngāti Maru had their opportunity to vote on whether to accept the proposed Deed of Settlement.

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Ngāti Maru Deed of Settlement – Te Hiringa Taketake



Strengthening Maru’s
future prosperity


Understanding and learning from our history


Strengthening Maru within


Strengthening relationships and building connections


Connection to place


Reaching for the heavens

2020 Ngāti Maru Annual Report

View the latest 2020 Ngāti Maru Annual Report.

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Annual Report 2019-2020

View Annual Report as an online Flipbook.  Click the full screen icon on the bottom right to view in full screen.



Pare Hayward, Ngāti Maru uri and historian,
shares some history of Ngāti Te Ika.