logo

Ngai Tai Iwi Authority

Torere

Ko Tainui te Waka | Ko Kapuarangi te Maunga | Ko Wainui te Awa
Ko Torerenui-a-rua te Tipuna | Ko Manaakiao te Tangata | Ko Ngai Tai te Iwi

Contact Us Today

Fill in your details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank-you for taking time to contact us.

×

Located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, 21km from Opotiki and 45km from Te Kaha.

Torere is the ancestral home of the Ngaitai Iwi, descendants of Torerenuiārua (the first born of Hoturoa of the Tainui waka) and Manaakiao. Torere is the turangawaewae tuturu o Ngai Tai. Our ancestral homelands are the remote coastal lands and foreshore and the sea that has nurtured our many generations.

They left Torere in the hands of our Elders, who nurtured the Mana of Ngai Tai, preserving something for their children to come home to. This has been the strength of Ngai Tai as an Iwi, the backbone on which future visions could be attained. Unfortunately the regions economic strengths deteriorated.

Our Elders recognised this position and set about rebuilding the future of Torere for the benefit of its Uri and those that reside within the tribal boundaries of Ngai Tai.

As a result of a Hui at the Torere Marae on the 26 November 1987, the Iwi of Ngai Tai agreed to establish a body to operate under the Mana of the tribe to further the well being of the Iwi socially, economically and culturally.

The Ngai Tai Iwi Authority was incorporated under the Charitable Trust Act 1957 and registered on 3 October 1988.

Runanga History

In 1987 Ngai Tai Iwi decided to establish a body to represent the Iwi of Ngai Tai.

A series of Hui were held at Torere Marae on the 26 November 1987, where Ngai Tai Iwi agreed to the appointment of a steering committee as Interim Trustees, to establish an appropriate Tribal Authority.

Read More

History of the Runanga

In 1987 Ngai Tai Iwi decided to establish a body to represent the Iwi of Ngai Tai. A series of Hui were held culminating with a Hui a Iwi at Torere Marae on the 26 November 1987, where Ngai Tai Iwi agreed to the appointment of a steering committee as Interim Trustees, to take the necessary steps to establish an appropriate Tribal Authority. It was this Hui that established the Ngai Tai Iwi Authority (NIA) as the ‘ears, eyes and voice of Ngai Tai’. NIA was duly constituted under a Deed of Trust signed on the 3rd October 1988, and was incorporated under the Charitable Trust Act 1957 on the 10th October 1988. With the blessings of the kaumatua, the affairs of Ngaitai were placed in the hands of NIA to operate under the mana of the tribe to further the well being of Ngai Tai socially, economically and culturally.

Since its’ establishment, NIA has represented Ngai Tai locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. NIA provides whanau development services to the community of Torere and though based in Torere, Ngai Tai Iwi Authority services Ngai Tai descendants “irrespective of where Iwi Members reside.”

×

Board of Trustees

Ngai Tai Iwi Authority is governed by a Board of six Trustees. The Board exercises strategic Governance over NIA and its asset holding companies or subsidiaries.

Trustees are elected through election processes generally held at the same time as the Annual General Meeting.

Read More

Board of Trustees

Ngai Tai Iwi Authority is governed by a Board of seven Trustees. The Board exercises strategic Governance over NIA and its asset holding companies or subsidiaries. Trustees are elected through election processes generally held at the same time as the Annual General Meeting. The term of office is a maximum of three years with retiring Board members being eligible for re-election.

The Board must maintain the Iwi Register, which currently maintained by the Secretary. At present there are approximately 1800 Iwi members registered, inclusive of tamariki.

The Board encourages Ngai Tai Uri to register by completing the registration form or through Tuhono as we can access those registrations.


Click here to view BOT Profiles


Board of Trustees Candidate Guide

Board of Trustees Nomination Form

×

Operations

The operational arm of Ngai Tai Iwi Authority is based in its offices located at Torere Marae. Prior to the present location, NIA had its’ first office at the Sea View building on State Highway 35 in Torere.

After several hui were held within the community of Torere, it was agreed to relocate a building onto the Marae Reserve.

Read More

Operations

The operational arm of Ngai Tai Iwi Authority is based in its offices located at Torere Marae in Torere. Prior to the present location, NIA had its’ first office at the Sea View building on State Highway 35 in Torere. After several hui were held within the community of Torere, it was agreed to relocate a building onto the Marae Reserve, to serve as the official office of NIA. In 1999 a new office building was built after the old one was relocated to the back of the Marae. Over the years, discussion and debate has abounded over moving the NIA office from the front of the Marae to another location. Pakeke have yet to agree to this move.

There are currently two operational sectors of NIA:

Corporate Services

is the administration arm that maintains all the administrative requirements of the Runanga. With a current staff of two, we have a very busy team that carry a varied workload, that ranges from answering phones to assisting staff with program implementation.

Whanau Development

focuses on providing programs and services that provide for the protection and enhancement of our rohe and its environs; along with.

×

The Logo

Reflecting our mission statement, the mango pare is stylised as a contemporary kowhaiwhai to represent NIA as a kaitiaki of the mana of Ngai Tai.

They swim to form a circle which represents the never ending ‘circle of life’ and protection over our mokopuna, the future of Ngai Tai.

Read More

The Logo

logo

Reflecting our mission the mango pare is stylised as a contemporary kowhaiwhai to represent NIA as a kaitiaki of the mana of Ngai Tai. They swim to form a circle which represents the never ending ‘circle of life’ and protection over our mokopuna, the future of Ngai Tai.

Colour – The palette is warm and earthy. This is to ensure that Ngai Tai is seen as modern, contemporary and standing out from most other Maori organizations, hence the selection of ‘non-traditional Māori’ colours. The green represents the regeneration of life and the black the realm of potential being. The tohu is shown on a light ‘bone’ tint background that represents the Iwi.

The notches make the mango pare distinctively Ngai Tai as they represent ‘te kei o te waka o Tainui’ that was given to Torerenuiarua by her father Hoturoa as she alighted from the waka o Tainui and stepped ashore at Torere.

×