Who can register?
A member of Ngati Ruanui is a person who descends from Ruanui-o-Pokiwa and descends from an ancestor who exercised customary interests in the Ngati Ruanui traditional area of interest in 1840.
If you consider you whakapapa to Ngati Ruanui (including Tangahoe & Pakakohi) and you are 18 years or over you should register in your own right. You can register your children under the age of 18 years on your form.
People who have been adopted from another iwi (“whangai”, but known by Ngati Ruanui as “Taurima”) may also be entitled to register, but will be required to complete a separate Taurima Registration Form. If you think you qualify as a Taurima please contact our office and a Taurima Registration Form will be sent to you.
How to register
It is important that you complete as much of the form as possible. If you do not provide sufficient information you may be asked to complete the Whakapapa Registration Form again or your registration may be declined. The Beneficiaries Registration Committee (BRC) will check the form, once completed and received, and if the BRC does not accept your registration you will be notified. You will be able to appeal to Te Runanga, whose decision shall be final.
All persons listed on the Register will be entitled to participate in the benefits of Te Runanga. Registered Beneficiaries, who are over the age of 18, will also be able to vote on matters relating to Ngati Ruanui.
If you wish to receive private notice relating to general meetings and postal ballot papers so that you may vote on elections, constitutional amendments, conversion or disposal of settlement quota you will need to contact our office.
Any information received will be held by or for Te Runanga and certain bodies related to Te Runanga. You have certain rights under the Privacy Act 1993 to see and correct personal information that Te Runanga holds about you.
The information will be used to enable Te Runanga to identity as many Ngati Ruanui (including Tangahoe & Pakakohi) individuals as possible, including the marae and hapu to which they affiliate, so that as many individuals as possible are informed of Ngati Ruanui matters. The information will also be used to identify those who may take part in any electoral process relating to Ngati Ruanui (including Tangahoe & Pakakohi) and/or derive any entitlements as Beneficiaries in the future.
Finally, information may be shared with users who comply with our Privacy Policies.