Waitangi whānau fun day is expanding to include a touch tournament 

As part of this year's Waitangi Whānau Fun Day, a family touch tournament being held at the Raetihi Rec. Tournament facilitator Troy Brown is hoping to make it an annual event held on the Monday of the annual long weekend.

The games start at 2pm and registrations are now open.  This is a fun whānau event so to help spread the players around, whānau entering a team must be all from the same family and NO ring-ins are allowed. Entry is FREE however all teams need to be registered with the Ngāti Rangi office by Friday the 5th of February @ 5pm. 


  • Teams  are made up of six players consisting of: One member over 45 (male or female), one member under-13 (male or female), two males and two females
  • Each team must provide a referee for other games
  • Each team must be colour coordinated OR wear a uniform
  • Tries; 2 points for over 45 and under 13, 1 point for the rest.
  • 15 minute games with no half-time break.

To register call the Ngāti Office on 0800 N RANGI or 06 385 9500, email office@ngatirangi.com or PM us via Facebook with the family name of the whānau team entered and a contact phone number. 

Have a question about the Whānau Day? Give Mel Evans a ring in the office or 021 631 545 Or about the Touch Tournament call Troy Brown on 027 467 7067

ngā mihi

Posted by 19 January 2016 19:36:00

We are searching for a new Pou Honohono-Iwi  

Highly organised? An excellent facilitator/communicator and experienced in all aspects of event development and management? We are on the hunt for a star Pou Honohono-Iwi (Iwi Events Coordinator) for more info check out the Ruapehu Recruitment website HERE :)

Posted by 18 January 2016 17:26:00

Ngāti Rangi, Para Kore & RDC partner to promote Zero Waste by 2020 

Ruapehu Para Kore - Waste Advisor (Part-Time)

Become part of the vision for all marae within Aotearoa to be working towards zero waste by 2020. Para Kore Marae Inc. is seeking a self-managing waste advisor to provide waste minimisation mentoring and advice through to marae within the wider Ruapehu District. The position requires approximately 15-18 hours a month.

You will help facilitate wānanga, undertake waste audits on marae and give presentations to marae committees over a number of years to help marae reduce waste. You will need a degree of fluency in te reo Māori and knowledge of tikanga, be experienced in working with Māori communities and be passionate about zero waste, composting and reducing waste.

The Para Kore programme is rolled out in partnership with Ngāti Rangi and the Ruapehu District Council. For all enquiries please contact, kiaora@parakore.maori.nz, or call Urs Signer on 021 0376737. Applications close 3rd February 2016.

For more information about Para Kore CLICK HERE 

Posted by 15 January 2016 17:24:00