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Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa - Organisational Profile

Tirohanga whānui: Runanga Vision and Mission Vision

Ko ngā whanau o Te Rarawa, kei te tūkaha ki tō rātou tuākiri tangata, kei te piri pūmau ki tō rātou marae, kei te mau tonu te manawa ki ngā mahi āwhina. Te Rarawa whānau strong in their identity, active with their marae, and making a contribution.


Ko ngā tātai anga mua o Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa, he atawhai i te hunga kai arahi, mō te whakatupunga o te hapū, me te oranga o te whānau. The mission of Te Runanga o Te Rarawa is to provide leadership and support to enable the hapu to develop and the whanau to flourish.


The Runanga meets every month on the third Wednesday in Kaitaia holding AGM and hui a iwi at a marae within the rohe. It appoints an Executive Committee that oversees the day-to-day operations of the Runanga. The Executive meets between monthly Runanga meetings to govern the operations of the Runanga working with the Executive Officer. It reports back to the Runanga each month. The Runanga employs now more than 60 staff.

The powers of the Runanga are set out in general terms in the constitution. Its role is:

  • to bring together the collective voice of the marae of Te Rarawa
  • to provide leadership for marae and voice the concerns of the marae to Crown and local government agencies
  • to put in place broad tribal policy
  • to approve a long-term strategy that will drive annual operating priorities
  • to monitor operational outputs and long term outcomes
  • to communicate with the marae
  • to provide a regular forum for grass roots concerns of the iwi to be heard
  • to ensure that the tikanga and kaupapa of Te Rarawa are upheld at all times
  • to appoint officer holders and the Executive
  • to delegate appropriate matters to the Executive and Executive Officer 


Te Runanga Board


Annual Reports