Iwi throughout the region have expressed a desire to work in various forms of partnership with the Waikato Regional Council. Some of these aspirations are being embedded via Treaty of Waitangi settlements whilst others are expressed by memorandum of understanding and other formal and informal relationships.
The principle iwi groups in our region are Waikato, Maniapoto, Raukawa, Hauraki, Te Arawa and Tūwharetoa. Within these iwi groups there are numerous hapū (sub-tribe). Iwi are often represented in an official capacity by an iwi authority, iwi trust board or rūnanga.
Visit the websites of our region's iwi and find out more about the iwi groups and how to contact them.
Visualising Māori Land(external link) - This is a prototype tool for accessing and interpreting environmental information about Māori land.
Tai-ranga-whenua, our Māori focus group within Waikato Regional Council, maintains an Iwi Māori contacts database for the Waikato region. This database ensures that Waikato Regional Council is communicating with the right people.
If you wish to add your iwi/hapū/marae/personal details to the database or update your existing details, please contact us.(external link)
Mā whero mā pango ka oti ai te mahi – With red and black the work will be complete