Taranaki Maunga Settlement

Taranaki Maunga Settlement


Ngati Ruanui presence in, on and around Maunga Taranaki is something that Ngati Ruanui have always aspired to achieve. While this has been captured in part through Statutory Acknowledgement, the purchase of the Ngati Ruanui Stratford Mountain House and relationship protocols… read more…

2Nuicode students


Unlocking the future with 2Nuicode – coding and robotics for kids.

2Nuicode stems from a relationship forged by Trust kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and Stanford University through several Maori leadership summits she a ended alongside the country’s most influential Maori leaders… read more…

diver south Taranaki reef project

Reef Project

A project aimed at shedding light on our marine diversity.

Ngati Ruanui has thrown its weight behind an Innovative undersea project aimed at shedding light on the marine diversity of the South Taranaki coast. The South Taranaki Reef Life project aims to discover and document the subtidal rocky reef… read more…

TTR Seabed Mining Application

Seabed mining will annihilate any living creature in the proposed 65 square km area for 35 years!!!!! On top of that the sediment will flow out to a much wider area interfering with spawning cycles, feeding and growth of many many organisms.

NO seabed mining in Patea

TTR seabed mining update

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui is appealing to the EPA chair to review the latest decision from Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) officials not to hold the hearings for Iron Sand Mining within the most affected Patea/Hawera community. Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Kaiarataki Debbie Ngarewa-Packer said only holding hearings for the proposed seabed mining operation in New Plymouth and Wellington was a further knock to those most affected… read more…

Ngaputiputi Akapita claims Inaugural award

Ngaputiputi Akapita has been named the winner of the inaugural Dame Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira Award. Graduating as the top student in Massey University’s kaupapa Māori immersion initial teacher education programme – Te Aho Tātairangi. Ms Akapita.

A key figure at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Ruanui in Hawera she was also a recipient of a Ngati Ruanui education grant… read more…

inaugural award
Starting the journey on the right foot
Preparing your child for a rapidly changing future has been made easy with a free month trial at South Taranaki’s only bilingual early childhood centre. Designed to showcase their numerous points of difference, the staff at Te Puawaitanga o Ngati Ruanui ECE are in little doubt that those who walk through their door will be instantly hooked.

Kaumatua in the capital

Taranaki Ki Te Tonga joined hundreds of Kaumatua from around the country for a Kapa Haka festival like no other at Wellington’s Te Papa national museum. The annual event, which serves as a celebration of Matariki, is in its 11th year and our South Taranaki… read more…

ngati runanui director

New Directors

The retired Te Tai Hauauru MP and former co-leader of the Maori Party brings more than 18 years’ experience in health related governance. Including guiding the creation and overseeing Whanau Ora, and as associate Health Minister. Unafraid to stand… read more…