Ngati Mutunga is one of the eight Iwi of Taranaki and resides in North
Taranaki. Our sole remaining marae is located in Urenui, a small seaside
village located approximately 32 km north of New Plymouth and 20 km north of
Waitara. Ngati Mutunga descends from a number of
ancestors from the north Taranaki region. Our eponymous ancestor is
Mutunga, the youngest of the six sons of Hinemoe and Kahukura. Mutunga
married Te Rerehua (daughter of Hinetuhi and Tukaitao).
Te Runanga o Ngati Mutunga owns, manages and administers its
Taranaki-based assets on behalf of Ngati Mutunga Iwi. Ngati Mutunga Iwi
also has interests in other parts of the country outside Taranaki – most notably
the Chatham Islands. These interests are governed and managed by other
Ngati Mutunga governance entities.
Ngati Mutunga settled its Taranaki-based historical claims
with the Crown in 2006 to serve as a springboard for future economic and
cultural development. Te Runanga o Ngati Mutunga is also recognised as a
mandated iwi organisation to receive Fisheries assets from Te Ohu Kai
This website is dedicated to informing
Ngati Mutunga people about Ngati Mutunga activities and events. The site
will be updated periodically as news and events change.