Welcome to the website of Tapuika Iwi!

The website will be an important communication tool to update our iwi members on the latest events and happenings for Tapuika not only within the noho kainga but also nationally and globally.

Check out the Tapuika Calendar and Panui for the latest happenings.

For those of you who have events or item you wish to place on the panui board please send your information to info@tapuika.iwi.nz.  

Over time it is hoped to include on the website aspects of our traditions and customs. What will be contained in this section is our perspective of who we are and what is important to us as Tapuika.

Upcoming Hui - Te Arawa ki Tai
Whenua Māori Development Project 

x2 Hui / Info sessions this week: 

Tuesday 26th September @ 5:30pm Stratum Offices, Te Puke


Thursday 28th September @ 5:30pm Community Hall, Maketu

Te Arawa ki Tai – Whenua Māori Development Project

“Whakaruruhau Kainga, Whakamarumaru Whenua”. “Our people, homed, on our land.”

Aim:  To realise the housing aspirations of iwi, hapū and whānau within the Te Arawa ki Tai rohe. A project team has been set up with representatives from Iwi, three technical roles on the project team and Western Bay of Plenty District Council staff.

To be considered for the project, you must be a landowner or trustee of a Māori Owned land block in the Te Arawa ki Tai rohe within the Western Bay of Plenty District. 

Tēnā kōutou katoa, 

There's a little under two weeks left to submit your application for the Wai Māori Scholarship.

The scholarship consists of a total fund of $30,000 to support Māori in the pursuit of freshwater or freshwater fisheries research or study. This may be awarded to a single recipient or split between a number of recipients.

We are seeking applications from tauira who are engaged in study or research in one or more of the following areas:

 - Indigenous freshwater species research
 - Effects of climate change on indigenous       freshwater species
 - Kaupapa Māori freshwater research
 - Māori rights and interests in freshwater
 - Kaupapa like management and protection;  or policy, regulation and development relating to freshwater/freshwater fisheries.
 - Building or strengthening connections of tauira to their iwi/hapū

Applications close 5pm, 8 September 2023.


If you or your children are not on the Tapuika Iwi Register you may be missing out on the opportunities offered to our members. You can register through YourIwi. See the Registrations page for more information.

If your child is 18 years and over they will need to complete a separate registration with their own email account.  

Mauri tu, Mauri Ora


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