About

Te Rūnanga
o Ngāti Pikiao



Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao was established in 1987 with the creation of a Rūnanga to meet the needs of ngā uri o Ngāti Pikaio, the descendants of Ngāti Pikiao.
We have three key service areas – training, health and social services.
We focus on providing services that are whānau-centred and give the level of support, awhi and guidance that tamariki, rangatahi, pakeke and koeke need most.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao is an iwi organisation that is owned, managed and supported by descendants of Pikiaorangi, a renowned Chief and ancestor.

Pikiaorangi is the son of Kawatapuarangi and grandson of Rangitihi renowned chief and ancestor of Ngāti Pikiao.
Non neque elit. Sed ut imperdiet nisi.

Our History - A Timeline

Tihei mauriora koutou a Ngati Pikiao E noho mai na i o koutou kainga tapu i raro i te marumaru o to tatou maunga a Matawhaura, I nga tahataha hoki o to tatou moana a te Rotoiti-i-kitea-a-Ihenga, Ariki ai a Kahumatamomoe. Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.

  • 11th November 1986

    takinga1930sA hui was convened at Te Takinga marae Mourea, by Ngāti Pikiao East and West Trusts. The purpose of the hui was to amalgamate the resources of both trusts, and to discuss the formation of a Rūnanga or umbrella entity that would meet the health, education, training and social needs of ngā uri o Ngāti Pikiao.
  • 29th November 1986

    Just over two weeks later, a hui-a- Iwi was held at Te Takinga to discuss the formation of a Rūnanga. At this hui a steering committee was established and the inaugural members were Stanley Newton, David Whata, Pirihira Fenwick, Joe Malcolm and Arapeta Tahana.
  • 28th February 1987

    Tapuaeharuru1A hui-a-Iwi was held at Tapuaeharuru, Rotoiti, where a draft Constitution was tabled for the Iwi to consider. As a result of the rigorous work conducted by the steering committee, the Rūnanga was formally registered as an Incorporated Society under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on13th November 1987.
  • December 1990

    The Rūnanga received an "Iwi Transition Authority establishment grant' and became an Authorised Training Provider.
  • 1991

    HoumaitawhitiHealth clinic was established at Houmaitawhiti.
  • 1992

    Commercial arm was established using 'Mana' funding with subsequent investment in forestry, tourism and fisheries.
  • 1993

    The Rūnanga underwent major restructuring in during this time with the appointment of the first Operations Manager - Keepa Morgan.
  • February 2002

    Following Iwi consultation, the Rūnanga changed its Legal Entity status from an Incorporated Society to that of a Charitable Trust.
  • July 2009

    1274FentonStThe Rūnanga consolidated all its operations into one building, and is now located at 1274 Fenton Street Rotorua.
  • Today

    The Rūnanga continues to build on its three core business areas – health, social services and education, as well as provide other key services to Iwi as and when required.