Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau

Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau official website

Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau was first established in 1861. It was used by Rangitāne leaders as a forum for representing early land issues. These issues were caused by landlessness amongst the Māori of Marlborough. Since then Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau has continued to provide representation for Rangitāne iwi members. They advocate on a range of social and political issues affecting Māori – Rangitāne o Wairau. The Rangitāne o Wairau vision for the future is to be a dynamic, effective, successful and profitable organisation. We intend to work proactively and collaboratively with both government and community agencies. Naturally, we also work close with other iwi across the region and Te Waipounamu. Within a Māori context, we will aspire to be a leading authority for those individuals and agencies, seeking to engage with a creditable, competent ,Māori cultural perspective. Rangitāne o Wairau

About Rangitāne...

Rangitāne: The iwi, the organisation

Our History

Rangitāne have resided in the top of the South Island since the migration from the Wairarapa in the sixteenth century…

Our Organisations

There are 5 different entities that form our organisation

Our Rohe

The rohe (tribal area) of  Rangitāne o Wairau commences at the mouth of the Wairau River, extending northwards to Cape Lambert, northwest to D’Urville Island, encompassing Nelson and Waimea…  [Continue reading]

3D Virtual Tour

We’ve created a virtual tour of our rohe to educate both iwi members and our manuhiri. Using 3d animation and Google Earth, we have marked out significant cultural and commercial sites within our region… [Take the tour]

Online Pānui Centre

The Rangitāne Online Iwi Pānui is a unique project designed to educate our iwi and their online experience. The Rangitāne Online Media Hub is a unique project designed to educate our iwi and their online experience.

Iwi Registration

Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau is required to have a register of members or beneficiaries. We have an online application form for eligible applicants to register for membership.

Documents & Downloads

Digitised files such as scholarship grants, application forms, reports, executive hui minutes etc are all available for download.

Rangitāne Online Media Centre

Rangitāne Online Media Centre

The Rangitāne Online Media Centre is the engine behind our online network. It has been developed as a tool to inform and educate both our iwi members and our community about everything Rangitāne.

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Rangitāne Iwi Services

Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne O Wairau has a range of services developed by Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau Trust as a meeting place and show case for the development of Rangitāne culture and art, Ukaipo offers a modern, multi-purpose venue for functions and events and is available for hire by the wider community.

  • Marae services
  • Office administration
  • Meeting/board room available
  • Facilitation services
  • Sponsorship – see [resources] for an application form

Ukaipo - Rangitāne Cultural Centre

Developed by Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau Trust as a meeting place and showcase for the development of Rangitāne culture and art, Ukaipo offers a modern, multi-purpose venue for functions and events and is available for hire by the wider community.

Rangitāne Fisheries

Rangitāne fisheries assets are a precious taonga and are the major on-going contributor to the tribe’s current revenue base.  We are also active in preserving the customary practices and fishing rights of our iwi.