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”.

Maru Ora Charitable Trust Tertiary Education Grants – CLOSED FOR 2024

Maru Ora Charitable Trust is committed to facilitating life-long opportunities for Ngāti Maru uri that enables them to be well educated, trained and confident in their Ngāti Marutanga.  Maru Ora Charitable Trust is offering education grants to invest in Ngāti Maru uri and assist them to embrace educational opportunities.

The key principles of the Education Grants are:
• Facilitating opportunities for Ngāti Maru iwi members to be well educated and to participate in life-long learning;
• Promoting and rewarding educational excellence;
• Facilitating access to quality education and training opportunities;

• Fostering a commitment to contribute the knowledge and skills gained through education for the future benefit of Ngāti Maru iwi.

Eligible iwi members can contact the tari directly for an application form via the email address.

Applications for 2024 will open on Monday the 15th of January 2024 and close on Friday the 29th of March 2024

Te Pūaotanga o Maru i te Atatū – Crown Apology

On Saturday 29 October 2022 at Te Upoko o te Whenua, Ngāti Maru received an apology from the Crown for its historic breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi and 16 titles of land returned under the Treaty settlement. Uri came from far and wide to mark this momentous occasion, which will forever be commemorated as Te Pūaotanga o Maru i te Atatū – the reawakening and re-emergence 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.

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


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