Hui-ā-Tau (AGM) date announced 

Ngāti Rangi Trust & Te Kāhui o Paerangi HUI-a-TAU (AGM)

Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 10am at Kuratahi Marae, Ruanui Road, Mataroa, Taihape

10am   Whakaeke
1.   Roll call of marae and apologies
2.   Chairs Report(s)
3.   Management Report
4.   Financial Report and Audit for 2015-16
5.   Confirmation of Rau Kotahi and Te Pae Tuarā Representatives on Trust
6.   Proposed amendments to the Ngāti Rangi Trust Deed    
7.   Claims Update
8.   Minutes of Previous Hui-ā-Tau
9.   Other Business
10. Pānui and end of Hui-ā-Tau

12.30pm   Wā tina
1.30pm   Iwi Planning session
6pm   Kai o te pō

Please note that there will be a Ngāti Rangi wānanga session the following day.

For more information please contact; Whetu Moataane - Pou Honohono Iwi Phone: 06 385 9500 Email:

Posted by 03 August 2016 17:03:00

Ngāti Rangi Trust has a new Pou Ārahi 

Ngāti Rangi Trust Chair Shar Amner is pleased to be able to announce Kemp Dryden - Ngāti Rangi, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi and Ngāti Rongomaiwahine - has been appointed as Ngāti Rangi's new Pou Ārahi.

Following a wide recruitment programme of which there were many quality applicants, the appointments panel undertook a thorough and robust interview process resulting in the Trust being very pleased to be able to appoint a leader who brings an intimate, working knowledge of Ngāti Rangi's tikanga and mahi.

As a Trustee for eight years, Chair for four and former Department of Conservation Strategic Māori Partnerships Manager for the Whanganui and Taranaki region, Kemp not only brings a background of relationship-building from within whanau, hapu and iwi but also an extensive, professional working knowledge of our wider community and it's stakeholders.

From the Trust's perspective, on a professional level Kemp brings all the fundamental skills needed and we are very lucky to be able to appoint someone who already has an intimate understanding of our aspirations as we move forward with our mahi and Treaty settlement.

This is complimented with a full understanding of our tikanga, the history of Ngāti Rangi and a deep passion and aroha for our aspirations, he is the ideal person to step up and drive our team at the Operations level.

Having already held many positions on behalf of Ngati Rangi, for Kemp himself it's a true honour to be appointed to the position of Pou Ārahi – General Manager. Kemp acknowledges his strong corporate background and associated skills, he is just as quick to note that growing up and contributing at the grass roots level has been just as important.  He is honoured and humbled to be selected for the role and excited by the opportunity to continually grow Ngāti Rangi.

Kemp replaces Andy Gowland-Douglas following the announcement of her shift to Westport to take up the position of Chief Executive with the Buller District Council.




Posted by 01 August 2016 17:00:00

It's not OK advocate joins our fight against meth 

A community hui is planned for next week with the aim of making a stand against the drug methamphetamine.

Karen Baker from ‘Detect It’, Detective Nicky Schrafft and It’s Not OK advocate Phil Paikea will be sharing their experiences about the drug invading many regions, including the Ruapehu, at Te Pae Tata next Monday.

Ruapehu Whānau Transformation (RWT) operations manager Danielle Vaughan said the idea for the hui came out of the last RWT community reference group meeting.

“A number of different groups and agencies were raising their concern about the dramatic increase of meth-related issues in our area.

“Instead of working individually, we decided that we can make a better impact through forming an action group of heath and support agencies to collaborate together – this is the whole premise of the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation plan; to bring people together to make a difference.

“It’s also a way of finding out who is doing what in the Ruapehu region, where there may be additional support needed and to also minimise any duplication of services.”

During the implementation of Te Whare huru Ki Ruapehu, the RWT team are working alongside a number of homeowners in Raetihi, Ohākune and Waiouru to ensure the properties are safe and warm.

“Everyone knows it’s out there but like the rest of the country, we need to make a stand and realise there is an issue.

“We are currently doing 101 building warrant of fitness audits and, with all the publicity about issues with meth in housing, RWT were looking at testing options.

“We realised that if we did find any positive readings we needed to have wrap-round support for our whānau.

“It is ok to talk about this problem and seek support, but if we do get asked, how as a community can we support our families? We have to be better educated as a whole community to be able to help each other.”

Whether a personal or community/agency related interest, everyone is welcome to attend the hui on 1 August between 4pm-6.30pm at Te Pae Tata.

For more information call Mrs Vaughan on 021 811 670.

Posted by 26 July 2016 06:48:00

Te Pae Tata launches high-tech programmes and free internet access for the community 

The Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan’s biggest solution has launched with a number of low-cost or fee-free technology programmes starting at Te Pae Tata next week.
The new open education and conference facility provides the space and opportunity to help grow Ruapehu learners, creators and leaders including free access to high-speed fibre internet, computers and a relaxing breakout space, between 8.30am and 5pm.
The first round of educational programmes are starting next week at the Ruapehu community learning and tech hub housed at the back of Ruapehu College in Ohākune.
For tamariki and rangatahi, an eight-week course covering computer science basics, coding and an introduction to robotics starts on Monday along with a more advanced, exploratory class, learning to solve problems utilising technology beginning on Tuesday.
Both programmes cost $10 a session.
Whether wanting to learn how to use a computer or the internet, gain help with extramural study or see what post-school learning opportunities are available, Tuesday’s drop-in sessions for adults are free and open to anyone in the community.
Also housed at Te Pae Tata is a fully functioning conference centre and meeting rooms, which are all available for rent.
With the ability to host up to 120 seated guests, or 300 standing, with a two-metre video wall, this conference space has been purpose-designed to include some of the latest in technology.
Three other smaller meeting rooms are also available on a daily basis and can cater to up to 40 people.
To book a place in any of the community tech programmes or find out more information on any of the facilities available at Te Pae Tata, call Hub administrators Chaana Morgan on 021 119 2056 or Robyn Matthews on 027 281 9717, email info@ or head to the programmes page of our new Te Pae Tata website HERE

To read more about the latest Te Pae Tata updates please click HERE


Posted by 26 July 2016 06:41:00

Join us in making a stand... 

Posted by 20 July 2016 08:08:00

Paepae trustee rotations election hui 

Waimarino Paepae

Notice of Hui
The Waimarino Paepae are in rotation for the representation on the Ngāti Rangi Trust Board (Te Tōtarahoe). Waimarino Paepae wish to call a hui to select and appoint their Tōtarahoe representative.

The Hui will be held:
Sunday 14 August 2016, 9am at Raketapauma Marae, Maukuku Road, Irirangi, RD 5 Taihape 

Hautapu Paepae

Notice of Hui
The Hautapu Paepae are in rotation for the representation on the Ngāti Rangi Trust Board (Te Tōtarahoe). Hautapu Paepae wish to call a hui to select and appoint the Tōtarahoe representative.

The Hui will be held:
Sunday 7 August 2016, 10am at Raketapauma Marae, Maukuku Road, Irirangi, RD 5 Taihape

For more information on either of the hui please contact;
Whetu Moataane - Pou Honohono Iwi
Phone: 06 385 9500


Posted by 20 July 2016 07:50:00

VENUE CHANGE - Wānanga and Kāhui 

Due to the renovations at Raetihi Pah we have changed the venue for this weekend’s Wānanga and Kāhui Hui.

Where:         Mangamingi Marae

                        Cnr Pakihi & Raetihi-Ohākune Road




Wānanga Pōwhiri starts at 4.00pm


Posted by 17 June 2016 11:18:00

Puanga Maunga Karakia simply stunning 

A freezing-cold storm front failed to deter local iwi and the wider Ruapehu community from coming together to celebrate the annual Puanga Maunga Karakia in Ohākune.
Early on Monday morning with blizzard conditions hammering the base of Tūroa ski field, over 250 whānau from around the region welcomed in the Māori New Year from outside the Ngāti Rangi office.
Seen twinkling in the winter sky just before dawn in late May or early June, Ngāti Rangi Trust chair Shar Amner said the constellation Puanga, or Rigel, signals the start of the annual local festivities.
"It was a great morning.
"Puanga is a time to remember our loved ones, a time to grow our thinking and to wānanga as a people and community as we all look forward to a prosperous year ahead.
"Puanga is the star that guides Matariki into the horizon signaling the Māori New Year and the way it's done here ensures we involve the whole community so that we can all celebrate together."
In partnership with Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL), Mr Amner said traditionally the significant event is held at the base of the ski-field on Mount Ruapehu.
"At 4am we made the call.
"Again with help from RAL, this year a small group of local iwi went up to the top of the Mountain Road for, and on behalf of us all to conduct the ceremony in the middle of the blizzard.
"A ceremony was also conducted at the Southern gateway to the Tongariro National Park outside the Ngāti Rangi office followed by us coming together again to celebrate and enjoy a meal at Maungārongo Marae."
There are a number of Puanga events still to be held across the Ruapehu/Whanganui region in the coming weeks.
For more information head to our special puanga page HERE or
Posted by 14 June 2016 13:01:00

Date for Ngāti Rangi Marae expo announced 

NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances our EXPO has been postponed till later in the year

Over the next week Te Kāhui o Paerangi and Ngāti Rangi Trust are inviting Marae Trustees and Committee Members to come to our inaugural Ngāti Rangi Marae Expo.
When: Saturday 18 June 2016
Where: Maungārongo Marae, Burns St, Ohākune
Time: 9.30am (Pōwhiri)
10.30am – 2.00pm (Expo presentations and stalls)

This is an iwi initiative to provide an opportunity for the marae to engage and form relationships with national and local service providers. The objective of this engagement is to establish support systems for marae and marae development. The following service providers will present and hold an information stall at the expo.
 Inland Revenue Department
 Te Puni Kōkiri
 Department of Internal Affairs
 Iwi Invest/Insurance
 Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority
 Ngāti Rangi Communications
 Work Safe – Health & Safety

For catering purposes and for more information,
please RSVP or contact Whetu Moataane
Phone: (06) 385 9500 or 0800 NRANGI


Posted by 31 May 2016 18:28:00

Puanga plans are finalised 

Soon to be seen twinkling in the winter sky just before dawn, the constellation Puanga, or Rigel, signals the Māori New Year and the time for iwi and the Ruapehu community to come together for the annual Maunga Karakia on 13 June. 
Ngāti Rangi Trust chair Shar Amner said local iwi celebrate Puanga due to the difficulty in viewing Matariki, or Pleiades, because it sits so low on the eastern horizon. 
"Western tribes of Aotearoa observe the rising of Puanga instead of Matariki to signify the beginning of the Māori New Year.
"Though many aspects of this time were traditionally the same as elsewhere in Aotearoa, the celebration of the rising of Puanga has its own special characteristics and stories which are unique to our region.
"We invite everyone in the community to join us in honouring this very important time of the year for iwi we celebrate new life and remember those who have passed."

With the start of Puanga being celebrated next Tuesday, Ngāti Rangi Pou Ārahi Andy Gowland-Douglas said the annual Maunga Karakia poses its own set of logistical challenges.
"Last year over 400 people joined us in what was a perfect, still, calm weather however there are no guarantees this is going to happen this year.
"Over the last couple of weeks a number of freezing-cold fronts have bought snow to Koro [Mt Ruapehu] and we are already working closely with RAL [Ruapehu Alpine Lifts] to ensure everyone's safety during our celebrations.
"Ice and snow on the Mountain Road are a distinct possibility and for this reason we highly encourage people to take the free transport leaving from Raetihi and Ohākune.
"If you need to take your own, please only use a four-wheel-drive vehicle and travel up behind the buses which are carrying our kaumatua."

Regardless of the weather, she also encourages people to ensure they are dressed for freezing-cold, alpine conditions as well as wearing durable non-slip shoes as ice has already begun to form on the Tūroa ski field car park.
As part of celebrations, the evening before the Maunga Karakia Ngāti Rangi are also hosting a Puanga wānanga at Maungārongo Marae and Puanga Kai Rau Dinner at Ruapehu College on 15 July.
To book transport for the Maunga Karakia or more information contact the Ngāti Rangi office on 0800 NRANGI / 06 385 9500 or email
Mountain Road conditions and weather updates will be posted on the Ngāti Rangi Trust Facebook page by 4.30am on Monday morning.

For more information head to our new Puanga page on our website HERE



Posted by 31 May 2016 17:06:00
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