Iwi Registration

To be eligible to register you must be of Ngati Whatua
descent and affiliate to any one of the 35 Ngati Whatua

Who can register

To be eligible to register you must be of Ngāti Whātua descent and affiliate to any one of the 35 Ngāti Whātua marae listed (click on the Marae/Hapū link in the column to the left).

Why register

  • To be notified of important issues and decisions affecting Ngati Whatua
  • To receive information of benefits that you may be entitled to eg. education grant funding
  • The Ngati Whatua Iwi Roll is also a valuable tool for assisting people seeking to re-establish contact with their ancestral “roots” and the consent of the enrolee is required before such people are referred to him/her
  • Beneficiaries of Ngāti Whātua descent aged 18 years and over will be eligible to vote in three-yearly Rūnanga trustee elections

How to Enrol

To enrol as a registered member with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, please complete an Application for Enrolment on the Ngāti Whātua Iwi Roll form (copy below) and return to:The Secretary 193 Lower Dent Street, P.O. Box 1784, Whangarei 0140.

Updating Enrolment Details

It is important that any changes to your circumstances be recorded with the Rūnanga i.e. change of address in New Zealand or overseas, change of name or marital status, enrolment of children under 18 years. This remains the responsibility of each registered adult member (18 years+) to ensure that their name and full postal address is included in the roll so that they are able to receive information and exercise their right to vote in Runanga trustee elections if an election by postal ballot is required.

If you require any further information please contact the Rūnanga office directly on (09) 470 0720 or email to runanga [at] ngatiwhatua [dot] iwi [dot] nz.

Ngāti Whātua has a large population base and maintains a strong presence throughout the Auckland and lower Northland regions.