Our People

Uri Registration

Register you and your whānau with Te Kawerau ā Maki

Registration is important for identifying as a member of Te Kawerau ā Maki, participating in governance elections, having access to support, and being connected to the iwi and our activities.

You are eligible to register as a member of Te Kawerau ā Maki if you can whakapapa (either by birth, adoption or whāngai) to two or more of the following persons:

    • Tawhiakiterangi
    • Mana
    • Te Au o Te Whenua
    • Kowhatu ki te Uru
    • Te Tuiau
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We are involved in iwi or social development through our Tiaki Trust. We are at the start of the process of developing workstreams and support across education, employment, health, housing, and culture sectors. Some initiatives are likely to take some time to develop but include:

    • Education providers, education partners, school curricula and training, scholarships
    • Skills training, apprenticeships, uri business support, employment opportunities
    • Healthcare programmes, healthcare partnerships
    • Whānau housing, papakāinga, facilitating financial help
    • Te reo Māori, whakapapa, tikanga, wānanga, cultural events