Uri Registration

Who can register ?

To be eligible to register you must be of Ngāti Whātua descent and affiliate to any of the 33 Ngāti Whātua Marae. You must provide a letter of endorsement by your takiwā trustee representative or by the main marae you state in the application below for your application to be approved and a Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua membership ID is given.

We have had concerns from uri about being registered by another person\s without their knowledge. This is a serious matter, and we have taken steps to prevent this from occurring:

  • All new registrations must be completed on a TRoNW registration form
  • It must be signed by the person registering
  • A valid proof of identity must be provided (Photo ID)

A parent can register their tamariki under the age of 18.

Why register?

Uri of Ngāti Whātua aged 18 years and over will be eligible:

  • To vote in the triennial trustees elections
  • To be notified of important issues and decisions affecting Ngāti Whātua
  • To receive information of benefits that you may be entitled to e.g. education grants
  • To input and participate in the affairs of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua.

Registering with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua:

You will be required to fill out a secure online form that will ask a series of questions for us to ascertain your affiliation to Ngāti Whātua.  Your information will be verified and processed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua.

Alternatively, you can request a form from our office, and we can post it to you. Please ensure that you provide all the information requested on the application form and that you have verification from your primary marae of your whakapapa.

Click here for a printable copy in Word format or in PDF format which you can download, complete and return to

Registration process:

  1. Application received by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua. If the applicant has not provided all the information requested on the form, the application will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.
  2. If all information has been provided, the application will be processed, and the member added to the iwi roll.
  3. All successful applicants will be notified as soon as a decision on membership has been made.

Note: As an alternative to obtaining verification of your whakapapa from your primary marae, you can approach your takiwā representative on the Rūnanga board for endorsement.

You should notify us of any changes to your contact or family (children) details so that your registration records can be updated. Phone: 0800 WHATUA (0800 942 882).

If you have any enquiries, please contact us at or call 0800 WHATUA (0800 942 882).

Privacy Policy – Te Rūnanga Ngāti Whātua

Privacy Policy – Te Rūnanga Ngāti Whātua

Thank you for visiting our website, https://www.ngatiwhatua.iwi.nz/. We are committed to protecting your right to privacy in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 (Act). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose and protect your information. By using this website or otherwise accessing our services or events, you authorise us to collect, use, and disclose your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and to the extent not prohibited by the Act. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us at or (09) 4700 720.


1 Personal information collected.

1.1 Personal information is information about an identifiable individual which identifies them or from which identity can be ascertained. We collect personal information that you voluntarily. provide to us when you submit a contact form through our website, send us an email or provide personal information to us through other means. The personal information that we collect may include the following:


Email address

Phone numbers

Date of birth

Physical and postal addresses

Relationship status

1.2 If you provide us with personal information about another person (eg, a spouse or relative) you are responsible for ensuring you have authority to do so and that the person consents to our use of their personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1.2 We collect this information to allow people to contact us through our website.


2 Information automatically collected.

2.1 In Short: Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and

device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our website.

2.22.1 We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the website.

This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our website and other technical information.

2.32.2 This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.

2.42.3 Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. The information we collect includes:

(a) Log and Usage Data: Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage, and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity on the website (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called ‘crash dumps’) and hardware settings).

(b) Device Data: We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other device you use to access the website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, operating system, and system configuration information.

(c) Location Data: We collect location data such as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the website. For example, we may use GPS and other technologies to collect geolocation data that tells us your current location (based on your IP address). You can opt out of allowing us to collect this information either by refusing access to the information or by disabling your Location setting on your device.

3 Use of information

3.1 We collect personal information to provide the best experience for you while you are visiting our website or accessing our events or services. We (and our employees, officers, agents, contractors, and affiliates) may use your personal information for the following purposes:

(a) to help provide any services that you have requested.

(b) to offer the most relevant information suitable to you and your interests;

(c) for event promotion, publicity or research that we might undertake;

(d) to manage and contact our membership database, including without limitation by way of publication on our website;

(e) to respond to communications received from you;

(f) to comply with legal and regulatory requirements; and

(g) for any other purposes for which you have given permission.

3.2 We will not disclose personal information we collect from you through our website other than as set out in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise agreed with you.

3.3 Information collected through our website that does not identify users is owned by us and may be disclosed by us. We may share aggregated, anonymised demographic information about our membership base with our affiliates, partners, and advertisers.

3.4 At your request, we will share your personal information with your representative or any person acting on your behalf (for example, financial advisers, lawyers, accountants, executors, administrators, trustees, or auditors).

Embedded content from other websites

3.14.1 Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

3.24.2 These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


5 Security of your personal information

5.1 We will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration of your personal information. However, due to the nature of email and the internet, we cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of your personal information.

5.2 It is your sole responsibility to protect access to any emails you receive from us or that may provide access to your account details. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we will not be liable for any direct or indirect damage or loss if any third party gains unauthorised access to your information.


6 Your rights

6.1 Without limitation, you have the following rights:

(a) The right to be provided full information about your personal information that we hold.

(b) The right to require that we correct any incorrect information we hold about you.

(c) The right to ask that we delete or destroy your personal information. Please note that certain conditions may apply to the exercise of this right.

(d) The right to ask that we restrict the use of your personal information. Please note that certain conditions may apply to the exercise of this right.

(e) The right to object to the use of your personal information by us. Please note that certain conditions may apply to the exercise of this right.

(f) The right to receive your personal information in a structured and commonly used format. Please note that certain conditions may apply to the exercise of this right.

6.2 You can also contact us if you have any questions or complaints about, or if you wish to restrict or object to how we collect, use, disclose, manage, or store your personal information. We will respond to your request, where required by law, within one (1) calendar month from the date your request is received. We will inform you if this timeframe is not achievable and extend this timeframe as permitted by applicable law. Subject to applicable law, we may charge a fee to cover the costs of meeting your request.

6.3 If we do not agree to provide you with access to, or to amend or erase, your personal information as requested or otherwise meet your requests, we will notify you accordingly. Where appropriate, we will provide you with the reason(s) for our decision and the mechanisms available to complain about the refusal. If the rejection relates to a request to change your personal information you may make a statement about the requested change and we will attach this to your record.

6.4 In some circumstances, and subject always to legal obligations to the contrary, we may not be in a position to grant access to your personal information or otherwise meet your requests with respect to your personal information.

6.5 We are required to keep your information for so long as is required for our operations or by applicable laws.


7 Updates to this Privacy Policy

7.1 We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we make changes, we will update the Privacy Policy on our website.


8 How can you review, update, or delete data that we collect from you? Contact us

8.1 To request, review, update, or delete your personal information, or if you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at or (09) 094700 720.


Last updated May 2024.