Whakapapa

NGAA RAURU KIITAHI

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rauru was a man of one mind.  There was no going back on his word, hence he was called Rauru Kiitahi (Rauru of the one word). Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi was a pre-migration iwi.  Within the paahuki of Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi can be found place names and hapuu that were named by Te Kaahui Rere prior to the arrival of Aotea - Te Ihonga, Tieke, Tapuarau, Potiki-a-Rehua, Oturooriki, Te Kiri-o-Rauru, Moerangi, Ngaa Ariki and Te Ihupuku.  From the eponymous ancestor Rauru were many hapuu, of which 12 remain active today.

​​​​​​​This is the ancient koorero as passed down through the generations and is acknowledged by iwi within Aotea...

Ko Aotea te waka,

Ko Turi te tangata ki runga
Aotea is the canoe,

Turi is the commander

When Turi arrived in Paatea, Taikehu was the prominent man who belonged to Te Kaahui Maunga, of the Te Kaahui Rere people. The Paatea River at the time was called Te Awanui-a-Taikehu (the great river of Taikehu).  

​​​​​​​Turi and his wife, Rongorongo, had four children, Tuuranga-i-mua (a son), the eldest, Taaneroa (a daughter),

Tutawa-whaanau-moana (a son born at sea), and the youngest, Tongapootiki (who was born in Paatea).  ​​​​​​​In time the family grew prompting them to move out in different directions within Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi.  As a result of population growth Tuuranga-i-mua’s descendants moved south of Paatea.  Tutawa-whaanau-moana and Tongapotiki’s issue moved to Whenuakura and Waitootara.  Taneroa’s issue moved northwest. 

According to oral koorero of the elders of Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi, this was planned and through generations and intermarriage, the knowledge about the Kaahui Rere traditions declined letting its identity eventually become intermingled with the traditions of the Aotea waka.  It was during this time that whakapapa became intertwined because of the strong influence of the Aotea people.  However, koorero of the Kaahui Rere and their place-names remain significant to Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi today. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

NGAA RAURU KIITAHI ROHE

The rohe of Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi at 1840 began at Kaihau-a-Kupe (the mouth of the Whanganui River).  The kaainga or occupied sites at Kaihau-a-Kupe included Kaihokahoka (ki tai), Kokohuia (the swampy area at Castlecliff), Te Whare Kaakaho (the Wordsworth Street area), Pungarehu/Te Ahi Tuatini (Cobham Bridge), Te Oneheke (between Karamu Stream and Churton Creek), Patupuhou, Nukuiro, and Kaieerau (St John’s Hill). 

The rohe then extended from Kaieerau along the watershed to Motuhou, Kaihokahoka (ki uta), Taurangapiupiu, Taumatarata, Maataimoana, Taurangakawa and north into the Matemateaonga Ranges and the area known as Tawhiwhi.  After the Matemateaonga Ranges, is the Mangaehu Stream where the Mangaehu Paa was situated, near the source of Te Awanui-a-Taikehu (Paatea River).  Between Te Awanui-a-Taikehu and Whenuakura Rivers (Te Arei o Rauru) were the paa of Maipu and Hawaiki. 

Many Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi paa and kaainga were also situated along Te Awanui-a-Taikehu, such as Oowhio, Kaiwaka, Arakirikiri, Ngaa-papa-tara-iwi, Tutumaahoe and Parikaarangaranga.  At the mouth of the river sat the kaainga and marae of Rangitaawhi and Wai-o-Turi which remain today.  Along the shoreline between Rangitaawhi and Tuaropaki lies Te Kiri o Rauru. Between Rangitaawhi and the mouth of the Whenuakura River stood Tihoi Paa (where Te Rauparaha rested). 

From Tihoi the rohe extends to Waipipi, Tapuarau, Waitootara River, Waiinu, Waikaramihi and Te Wai-o-Mahuki (near Te Ihonga).  It continues past the Ototoka Stream to Poopoia (the marae of Aokehu at the mouth of the Okehu Stream), and then continues onwards to the mouth of the Kai Iwi Stream near the marae of Taipake Tuturu.  From here the rohe stretches past Tutaramoana (he kaitiaki moana) back to Kaihau-a-Kupe.

About Us

Kia rangatira te whakaaro,

kia rangatira te tuu.


  • Provide political and strategic leadership
  • Assist development that delivers sustainable benefits to our marae; whaanau, hapuu and iwi
  • Foster unity and enable our people to embrace Ngaa Raurutanga

Our Vision

Whakatipungia Ngaa Raurutanga:

The revitalisation of Ngaa Raurutanga

Our Guiding Principles

1.

Kia Maraetia

The marae is our principle home

​​​​​​​2.

Mana Whenua

Our rohe is our geographical inheritance. It must be protected

3.

Mana Tangata

The people are our wealth

4.

Mana Motuhake

We must continually strive to reclaim self determination

5.

Taonga Tuku Iho

Our reo, tikanga and koorero tuupuna are to be treasured.


Strategic Themes

Whakapapa


“ MA MUA KA TIKA A MURI, MA MURI KA TIKA A MUA” Combined effort brings reward

ME MAU TE WEHI O NGAA RAURU
Our tribal estate, it’s physical features and natural resources, Our marae, tongi tawhito, waahi tapu, waahi tuupuna, our language, customs and ancestral knowledge, our people, our common whakapapa, our ways of being, knowing , behaving and determining our future are the special characteristics that make us Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi. We need to ensure that what makes us Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi is reclaimed, kept intact and developed in terms of te ao hurihuri.

Maatauranga


NGAA RAURU EXCELLING IN EDUCATION

TO BECOME HIGHLY EDUCATED
Our tribal estate, it’s physical features and natural resources, our marae, tongi tawhito, waahi tapu, waahi tuupuna, our language, customs and ancestral knowledge, our people, our common whakapapa, our ways of being, knowing , behaving and determining our future are the special characteristics that make us Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi. We need to ensure that what makes us Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi is reclaimed, kept intact and developed in terms of te ao hurihuri

Whanaungatanga (People)


TE HAUORATANGA O NGAA RAURU KIITAHI Wellbeing crossing generations

TO BE A HEALTHY IWI AS DETERMINED BY NGAA RAURU KIITAHI
Our tribal estate, it’s physical features and natural resources, our marae, tongi tawhito, waahi tapu, waahi tuupuna, our language, customs and ancestral knowledge, our people, our common whakapapa, our ways of being, knowing , behaving and determining our future are the special characteristics that make us Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi. We need to ensure that what makes us Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi is reclaimed, kept intact and developed in terms of te ao hurihuri. Once we do this we will have attained a state of Hauoratanga where everything about us as a people is safely intact, vibrant, thriving, excelling

Rawa


ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY

BY 2034 TE KAAHUI O RAURU (TKOR) IS WORTH AT LEAST $70 MILLION

Whenua (Natural Environment)


A VIBRANT AND RESOURCE RICH ENVIRONMENT

TO HAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT ABLE TO SUSTAIN OUR CULTURAL AND WELLBEING REQUIREMENTS
Our tribal estate, it’s physical features and natural resources, our marae, tongi tawhito, waahi tapu, waahi tuupuna, our language, customs and ancestral knowledge, our people, our common whakapapa, our ways of being, knowing , behaving and determining our future are the special characteristics that make us Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi. We need to ensure that what makes us Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi is reclaimed, kept intact and developed in terms of te ao hurihuri. Once we do this we will have attained a state of Hauoratanga where everything about

Whanaungatanga (People)


TKOR GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP

Te Kaahui o Rauru Paepae (governance Board) is highly competent and experienced.

Whanaungatanga (People)


MARAE GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP

Marae committees are highly competent and experienced.


Te Paepae

Te Paepae is made up of two representatives from each of our twelve marae.  

Contact details for the marae representatives are as follows...​​​​​​​

Tumu Whakarae

Te Pahunga (Martin) Davis


Wai-o-Turi Marae

Narlene Ioane and Wheturangi Walsh-Tapiata


Whenuakura Marae

Robina Broughton and Aroha Mackintosh


Takirau Marae

Sonya Wirihana and Maralyn Waitere


Waipapa Marae

Huirua Sullivan and Marie Broughton


Te Wairoa-Iti Marae

Neihana Pari and Mike Neho


Te Ihupuku Marae

Te Huia Bill Hamilton and Mark Pirikahu


Kaipo Marae

Sylvia Forester and Yvette McGregor


Tauranga Ika Marae

Carolyn Young and Callem McNeil


Pakaraka Marae

Rakei Hina and Ray Hina


Te Aroha Marae

Charmaine Matiaha and Ngapari Nui


Kai Iwi Marae

Te Ringa Te Awhe and Mary Bennett


Taipake Marae

Te Huatahi Hawira

Te Paataka o Rauru

Te Paataka o Rauru is a subsidiary company wholly owned by Te Kaahui o Rauru (TKOR).  Registered in 2008 the company constitution states that its role is to use prudently on behalf of the shareholder the assets and business activities the shareholder allocated to it and administer them and its liabilities by operating a profitable and efficient business. 


Board of Directors (Pookai Aronui) for Te Paataka o Rauru Ltd were appointed in  2016. 

Mike Walsh (Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi), Mark Huirua (Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi), Arohaina Owen (Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi) and Hayden Potaka (Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi).


Te Paataka o Tangaroa

Te Paataka o Tangaroa Ltd is the Asset Holding Company established to receive and manage fish assets as per the Maaori Fisheries Act 2004.

Board of Directors (Pookai Aronui) for Te Paataka o Rauru Ltd are:

Mike Walsh (Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi), Mark Huirua (Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi) and Hayden Potaka (Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi). 


Kii Tahi Nursery

Kii Tahi Nursery & Land Care is a wholly owned and operated company of Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi Iwi of South Taranaki. 
Kii Tahi was established in 2001 under a Local Level Solutions program run by Te Puni Kokiri. Kii Tahi is situated on Wai-o-Turi Marae land in Patea.


Although under construction, the Nursery website can be found at www.kiitahi.co.nz ​​​​​​​