Whanganui Iwi Registrations

Whanganui Iwi Register

The Whanganui Iwi Register is a register of the members of Whanganui Iwi that is maintained by Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui in its capacity as:

  • the post-settlement governance entity for the purpose of the Whanganui River Settlement; and
  • the mandated iwi organisation and iwi aquaculture organisation for Whanganui Iwi under the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 and the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.

Why should I enrol? 

  1. It identifies you as a member of Whanganui Iwi.
  2. It enables you to receive pānui and vote on matters relating to Ngā Tāngata Tiaki (including trustee elections, amendments to the Ngā Tāngata Tiaki trust deed and the disposal of Income Shares or Settlement Quota under the Māori Fisheries Act).
  3. It enables Ngā Tāngata Tiaki to keep you up-to-date and informed about matters in which it is involved on behalf of Whanganui Iwi.

Criteria for enrolment

  1. You must be able to affiliate through whakapapa to a hapū or marae of the Whanganui Rohe.
  2. You must complete all sections of this form and sign it.
  3. Your application will be validated by the Whanganui Iwi Registrar and processed by the office of Ngā Tāngata Tiaki.

Once I have enrolled, do I need to do anything else?

  • You should notify us when you change your address and/or if any of your contact details change (e.g. marriage, official name change).
  • You should notify us of any additions to your whānau, so we can send you a form to enrol them.
  • You should notify us when there is a death in the whānau so we can update our records.

Maatauranga and Privacy Statement: The Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Trustees, the Registrar, and all Trust staff shall ensure that the spiritual sacredness of whakapapa as he tāonga tapu is acknowledged and respected; and the requirements of the Privacy Act 2020 are met with regard to the storage, disclosure and use of information, and all written or oral information in relation to applications for registrations shall be treated in the strictest confidence subject to the express terms of the Trust Deed. The personal information that you supply to Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui will be held on file at 357 Victoria Ave, Whanganui. 

Additional notes regarding use of your information:1. Applications for registration on the  iwi register must be verified by the Registrar whom may be assisted by staff of the Trust. 2. In considering applications the Registrar may request the applicant to provide additional evidence or information verifying his or her identity and/or membership of Whanganui Iwi.  They may consult with Nga Tangata Tiaki Trustees, Te Pae Matua, Te Matua a Rohe or any other person with expertise and knowledge of Whanganui Iwi Whakapapa. 3. For the purpose of determining any disputes regarding membership, the Trustees shall from time to time as required appoint a Whakapapa Committee.4. Enquiries regarding registration and information from the register should be made to the Whanganui Iwi Registrar Nga Tāngata Tiaki o  Whanganui. PO Box 544 Whanganui 4540 or by free phone 0800 AWA TUPUA during the hours of 9am to 5pm weekdays. www.teawatupua.co.nz 


If you would like to register, please click on the link to complete the online Iwi registration process.
For first time registrations please ;

- click not a member create an account.

- once you have created your profile in O.RA you will need to choose which entity you want to become a member of.  The Whanganui Iwi entity is Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui. 

- once you click Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui you can add your marae and hapū and other whakapapa 

Please contact the office if you have any problems. 



Do you whakapapa to the Whanganui River? Would you and your whānau like to be registered on the Whanganui Iwi Database? What does that mean?

It means that you get sent pānui and updates on kaupapa related to the Whanganui River and Te Awa Tupua, the people and the river from the Mountains to the Sea. You can also apply for the different grants that are advertised on our website and facebook page.

If you are already on the database and need to up date your details please head to the database or send us an email at office@ngatangatatiaki.co.nz