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Posted by 05 March 2018 13:27:00

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 Vibration, Common Unity and The X-Factor’s Nofo Lameko along with a dedicated tamariki play area including bouncy castles.

Posted by 01 March 2018 09:42:00

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 09:37:00

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 18:37:00

Waiata Wednesdays 

Ahead of the signing of our Deed of Settlement with the Crown on 10 March, 2018, this Wednesday (31 Jan) we start a series of kapa haka practise sessions open to all ages. If you are unable to join us, we have already uploaded a couple of our Ngāti Rangi waiata to the Treaty section of our website including Ruapehu E which was composed by Che Wilson during negotiations last year. We are still working towards finalising the venue and time for our Signing.

31 Jan - Maungārongo Marae from 7pm-8pm

7 Feb - Raetihi Marae from 7pm-8pm (shared kai from 6pm)

14 Feb - Maungārongo Marae from 7pm-8pm

21 Feb - Raetihi Marae from 7pm-8pm (shared kai from 6pm)

22 Feb Te Ao Hou Marae from 6.30pm-8.30pm

29 Feb - Te Ao Hou Marae from 6.30pm-8.30pm

7 Mar - Maungārongo Marae from 6pm-8pm



Posted by 29 January 2018 19:28:00

A date for signing Treaty Settlement has been announced 

Following the overwhelming endorsement by uri of the Crown’s offer to settle our historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, it's with great pleasure the Ngāti Rangi Trust and Treaty team can now confirm our Deed of Settlement, Rukutia Te Mana, will be SIGNED ON: Saturday 10 March during a formal ceremony here at home
We are still very much in the early stages of planning however as soon as more information becomes available, including the venue and time, this will be publicly shared. Ngā mihi

Posted by 17 January 2018 17:49:00

Overwhelming support for Ngāti Rangi treaty settlement package 

Ngāti Rangi uri have given an overwhelming endorsement of the Crown’s offer to settle the iwi’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. 

The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations and Minister of Māori Development have now considered the results and agreed there is sufficient support from Ngāti Rangi uri to proceed to signing the Ngāti Rangi Deed of Settlement, Rukutia Te Mana. 

Rukutia Te Mana includes the Crown’s acknowledgement of numerous breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, an agreed historical account and an apology from the Crown for those breaches.  It also includes cultural redress covering lands significant to Ngāti Rangi, including the return of the lakes at Rotokura. 

Iwi members were asked to cast two votes through the independent returning officer at  The first; whether, or not, to accept the Crown’s settlement offer and the second; whether, or not, to accept the proposed Post Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE) called Te Tōtarahoe o Paerangi to manage the settlement and iwi affairs. Voter turnout was just under 42-percent which is relatively high for Treaty settlement ratification votes and the results were a resounding endorsement for the settlement with 99-percent of uri voting in favour of the settlement, and 97 percent for the proposed PSGE.

Ngāti Rangi Iwi Trust Chair Shar Amner said he was delighted with the result.  
“This gives us confidence to move forward to the next stage with the Crown. A huge amount of work has gone into the negotiations and it’s humbling and very satisfying to have our people support this mahi so strongly. For now, we will take a moment to celebrate the result, enjoy the Christmas break with whānau and recharge the batteries; as 2018 is going to be a busy and exciting year for Ngāti Rangi and our community,” Mr Amner said.

The Deed of Settlement will be signed with a formal ceremony early next year (2018). Uri will be advised as soon as this is confirmed.

Posted by 19 December 2017 06:33:00

Ratification of Deed of Settlement & Post-Settlement Governance Entity 

Ngāti Rangi Trust Ratification of Deed of Settlement & Post-Settlement Governance Entity
On 17 August 2017, Ngati Rangi Trust initialled a Deed of Settlement (DOS) with the Crown relating to all outstanding historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Iwi and Hapū of Ngāti Rangi. Ngāti Rangi now seeks the agreement of its members to accept the DOS and proposed Post-Settlement Governance Entity (PSGE), Te Tōtarahoe o Paerangi. Ngāti Rangi encourages members to attend the following hui where information will be shared on the DOS and proposed PSGE.




Maungārongo Marae

36 Burns St, Ohakune

Saturday 30 September 2017, 12pm-4pm

Te Ao Hou Marae

Somme Parade, Aramoho, Whanganui

Sunday 1 October 2017, 12pm-4pm

Ngā Kete Wānanga Marae

Manukau Institute of Technology, Gate 12, Otara Rd, Otara

Monday 2 October 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Mangakōtukutuku Campus, 254 Ohaupo Rd, Glenview, Hamilton

Tuesday 3 October 2017, 5.30pm-8.30pm

Te Wharewaka o Pōneke

2 Taranaki St, Wellington

Wednesday 4 October 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Te Pā o Rākaihautū

7 McLean St, Linwood, Christchurch

Thursday 5 October 2017, 6.30pm-9.30pm

Ngā Mōkai Papa Kāinga

Oruakukuru Rd, Karioi, Ohakune

Sunday 8 October 2017, 12pm-4pm

Voting Arrangements:
All registered members of Ngāti Rangi (with known mailing addresses), who are 18 years and over, will be sent a ratification information pack by Saturday 30 September. Votes can be submitted by post (in the Freepost envelope enclosed in the ratification information pack), online at or by placing the voting form in the ballot box at any of the above hui.
To register or update your contact details please contact the Trust office on (06) 385 9500 / 0800 NRANGI or before the close of voting at 5pm on Friday 3 November 2017.
For voting enquiries please contact the election helpline on 0800 666 030, or email
The voting period commences on Saturday 30 September 2017 and closes on Friday 3 November 2017 at 5pm.

Two resolutions will be voted on:
1. I, as a member of Ngāti Rangi, support the Ngāti Rangi Deed of Settlement and authorise the trustees of the Ngāti Rangi Trust(1) to sign the Deed of Settlement on behalf of Ngāti Rangi.
2. I, as a member of Ngāti Rangi, support the establishment of Te Tōtarahoe o Paerangi as the Post-Settlement Governance Entity to receive and manage the settlement redress on behalf of Ngāti Rangi under the Ngāti Rangi Deed of Settlement.
Copies of the DOS and the Te Tōtarahoe o Paerangi Deed can be viewed at the Ngāti Rangi offices in Ohakune or at regional offices of Te Puni Kōkiri, and at or

(1) The trustees of the Ngāti Rangi Trust means the trustees of the Ngāti Rangi Trust as at the date the Ngāti Rangi Deed of Settlement is signed. The trustees of the Ngāti Rangi Trust will be the Initial Trustees of Te Tōtarahoe o Paerangi, the proposed Ngāti Rangi Post-Settlement Governance Entity.

Posted by 04 September 2017 06:30:00

Ngāti Rangi initials a Deed of Settlement 

From Ngāti Rangi Trust

Ngāti Rangi tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau.

Tākiri ana te rā ki runga o Ruapehu tāngata, ki a Ngāti Rangi e mea ana:
Kia hiwa rā!
Kia hiwa rā!

Katahi tonu nei a Ngāti Rangi ka whakaae, ka waitohu i tōna whakataunga Tiriti kua whakaingoatia, ko Rukutia te Mana.  Tēnei te pō, nau mai te ao.

A small group of representatives from Ngāti Rangi gathered on Thursday, 17 August 2017, at Parliament to witness the initialling of  a Deed of Settlement (Deed) in respect of Ngāti Rangi’s historical Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi claims.   The claims relate to Crown breaches of the Treaty that occurred prior to 21 September 1992.  

The Deed is subject to ratification by the members of Ngāti Rangi.  This is likely to occur in late September and early October.  If there is sufficient support from Ngāti Rangi for the Deed it will be signed on behalf of Ngāti Rangi and the Crown and settlement legislation will be introduced to Parliament to give effect to the Deed.

Ngāti Rangi Lead Negotiator, Che Wilson, said after the initialling ceremony:
“Today we have taken another important step in our journey to have the Crown both recognise and right the Treaty breaches Ngāti Rangi suffered.
“However, it is just the next step following on from our Agreement in Principle signing in March this year.
“There are still a few more steps to take before the process is completed, including, most significantly, ratification by uri before it becomes legislation and we can celebrate.
“There is still work to be done but we are delighted to be at Parliament today to celebrate this achievement in order to release the Deed to our people for their consideration,“ Mr Wilson said.
Ngāti Rangi will also be part of collective negotiations in respect of the Tongariro National Park, which are due to commence next year.

He oranga ngākau, he pikinga wairua.
Ka pō, ka ao, ka awatea, tihei mouri ora!

Posted by 17 August 2017 19:44:00

Like to hear more about the NRT Treaty AIP? 

Keen to hear more kōrero and see some of our sites of significance included in the NRT Treaty Agreement in Principle signed with the Crown? please click HERE

Posted by 04 April 2017 17:03:00
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