The Ruapehu Whanau Transformation Plan...........
Some awesome mahi going down in our area - Iwi-led, community-driven, whanau-focused solutions! See the newly launched website for more information!

Ruapehu Whanau Transformation is a collective whanau (all families) and community effort, analysing the statistics of our area, linking the local stories and coming together to find solutions to tackle the stark realities of living in our piece of paradise.  Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru have come together to grow one community with many suburbs that are founded on all its whanau and our mountain, Koro Ruapehu. 

The Scoping Report covers 12 months of intensive community collaboration to give life to the stats and stories of our area.  The Implementation Plan maps out our path to the future through simple solutions.  You will find a 3D pop-out model in the physical copies of the plan and is a great way to engage with the plan and make your own model to place on your office desk, by the TV at home or in the reception areas of your work place.

NB: The Scoping Report, Implementation Plan and 3-D pop-out model are embargoed until 11am on 22 July 2013.

For more information, contact the Ngati Rangi Office, by email on or ring 06 3859500.

Ruapehu Whanau Logo

Within the Ngati Rangi rohe there are four specific organisations that carry the Ngati Rangi name and/or are affiliated, they are:

  • Te Kahui o Paerangi (the Ngati Rangi Runanga) - est. 2008;
  • Ngati Rangi Trust (the legal body for the Runanga and tribal operations) - est. 1991;
  • Ngati Rangi Community Health Centre - est. 1997; and
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngati Rangi - est. 1998.

We also have other organisations that work with and/or are supported in some way by the Ngati Rangi Trust:

  • Kahui Maunga Festival (the biannual iwi marae festival);
  • Kahui Maunga Snow Academy (in conjunction with the Uenuku Tribal Authority); and
  • Whanganui Rangatahi Summit (in conjunction with the Whanganui River Maori Trust Board).

Hopefully, the information provided by these organisations can help you better understand what we are doing throughout the Ngati Rangi.