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Posted by 01 March 2018 09:47:00

Road to Settlement - Ruapehu Whānau Festival 

Following the Deed of Settlement Signing, on Sunday 11 March from 12pm-4pm we’re hosting an open-invite event for both whānau and our communities of Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru.

The Ruapehu Whānau Festival is an opportunity for us all to come together to learn more about the Ngāti Rangi vision for a collaborative future and the ongoing success of the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan. Bring your kai for a community picnic and enjoy live music from RTI VibrationCommon Unity and The X-Factor’s Nofo Lameko along with a dedicated tamariki play area including bouncy castles.

Posted by 01 March 2018 09:44:00

New venue for Rukutia te Mana signing 

Due to logistical challenges of signing our Deed of Settlement on Koro a decision has been made by the Ngāti Rangi Trust Trustees to move the signing to Raketapauma Marae, Irirangi Waiouru. We appreciate all the responses thus far of support to the upcoming signing and look forward to seeing all those who can attend at Raketapauma.

Other key points to note. Buses are no longer provided as you will be able to use your own transport.


Updated Programme Rukutia Te Mana – Ngāti Rangi Deed of Settlement:

Friday 9 March

4pm Pōwhiri at Raketapauma Marae, 24 Maukuku Road (ten minutes south of Waiouru) followed by kai, karakia and wānanga


Saturday 10 March

6am Parakuihi

7am Karakia

9am Pōwhiri Nga Iwi o te Motu

10.30am Pōwhiri - Crown

11.30am Signing ceremony

1pm Hākari

2.30-3pm Kua mutu

It’s exciting to be hearing from whānau who are returning home for this historic event. To assist the hau kainga please RSVP for accommodation and catering purposes via email to: or phone the tari on 0800 N RANGI by 5pm THIS FRIDAY.

Sunday 11 March

12pm-4pm Ruapehu Whānau Festival at Te Pae Tata

Posted by 01 March 2018 09:36:00

More Deed of Settlement celebrations details finalised 


Rukutia te mana kia ora ai te iwi. Tēnei te karanga ki kautau kia hoki mai ki te kāinga, ki a Koro Ruapehu, kia whakanui ai tēnei kaupapa whakaharahara o tātau, ara ko Rukutia Te Mana. E te iwi, kia ora.

Last year uri voted with an overwhelming 99-percent endorsement of the Crown’s offer to settle our historic Treaty of Waitangi claims. While our Road to Settlement has been a long  journey, the next step for us as Ngāti Rangi is the formal signing of Rukutia te Mana on Saturday 10 March. (The signing will be on Koro Ruapehu, Tūroa).This historic iwi event is not only an opportunity for us to acknowledge all those who have contributed to the Treaty journey but to also celebrate as we look towards our vibrant existence in the next 1,000 years.

As we continue with preparations and planning, the Ngāti Rangi Trust are pleased to be able to share our event programme for the weekend:


Friday 9 March

4pm                         Pōwhiri at Maungārongo Marae, 36 Burns Street, Ohakune followed by kai, karakia and wānanga


Saturday 10 March

6am                         Parakuihi

7am                         Karakia

7.15am                    Buses leave for Maunga

7.45am                    All arrive on Maunga

9am                         Pōwhiri Nga Iwi o te Motu

10.30am                  Pōwhiri Crown

11.30am                  Signing ceremony

1pm                        Hākari

2.30-3pm                Kua mutu and Karakia


Transport to Tūroa ski field for our Signing is free and accommodation for uri is available at Maungārongo Marae for both Friday and Saturday night. We are expecting a large number of whānau to be returning home for this historic event. Because of this, for transport, accommodation and catering purposes please RSVP via email to: or phone the tari on 0800 N RANGI by 5pm Friday 2 March. If you are able to assist with any mahi on the day please also forward your name forward.

Ngā mihi mahana

Posted by 20 February 2018 18:35:00

Successful Te Mana Whakaoranga programme is back 

Te Mana Whakaoranga is a free, eight-week programme hosted by Ngāti Rangi Kaihono Whānau Mel Evans which focuses on different aspects of leadership and wellbeing for Ruapehu women. Our programme seeks to help empower wāhine through combining both the traditional and holistic support specifically need by our rural communities.
Along with connecting and learning from others who live in the shadow of Koro Ruapehu, Te Mana Whakaoranga is an opportunity for wāhine to strengthen their personal skill sets while creating and implementing achievable realistic goals that create positive, sustainable change for them and their whānau.

Our next scheduled programme starts on Monday the 26th of February concluding on 23 April, 2018 and for more information  please contact 
Mel Evans, Ngati Rangi Kaihono Whanau on 021 631 545 / 

Do view or download our information flyer please click HERE


Posted by 13 February 2018 17:07:00

Keen to win your whānau FREE ENTRY to the Ring of Fire? 

Our Taiao team have been working alongside the ROF management team around the mitigation of any possible environmental and/or cultural impacts in the Tongariro National Park newest relay, marathon & ultra event on Saturday the 7th of April, 2018
We have been offered FOUR FREE ENTRIES to give away to uri for either the 72km Solo, 50km Solo or 72km Teams Relay (can be 2-3 people) options
Entering is easy…
EMAIL by midday on 26 Feb with the name, address and day-time phone number of any whānau you would like to be placed into our draw along with which of Ring of Fire options you would like to enter them in:
72-km Ultra Solo
50-km Solo
72-km Teams Relay
A couple of conditions…
a) All entries will only be accepted by emailing and MUST be received by midday on Mon 26 Feb
b) Entrants must be NRT uri who are 16-years or over on the day of the event (7/4/18)
c) Entry passes are transferable within your immediate whānau but may not be offered for sale or exchange
d) Free entry can only be used for the 2018 Ring of Fire event
All prizes will be drawn at random under supervision with winners notified asap
More information about the Ring of Fire event can be found on their website HERE or check out the Ring of Fire FB page HERE

Posted by 12 February 2018 18:20:00