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Raukawa ki te Tonga

2024 Annual Report 


Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga is an Iwi based in the lower North Island.

Mai i Waitapu ki Rangataua, mai i Mīria te kakara ki Kukutauaki. The Raukawa ki te Tonga tribal area stretches from south of Te Horo, through to Ōtaki, the Horowhenua, Manawatū up to the Rangitīkei River

Raukawa ki Te Tonga Trust is the kaitiaki of the Raukawa ki te Tonga fisheries settlement assets.
We manage and grow the assets to ultimately benefit our people.

Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust (the Trust).

The Trust was established in 2010 by Iwi members as the Mandated Iwi Organisation (MIO), under the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 (the Act), for Raukawa ki te Tonga in respect of fisheries matters.

Our fisheries assets were received in a settlement with the Crown of the Ngāti Raukawa commercial fisheries claim. Those assets were transferred to the Trust in 2010 by Te Ohu Kaimoana (TOKM) - the body responsible for allocation. Read more

Takutai Moana Court Hearing 13 May 2024

Stage one of our Takutai Moana hearing runs from 13 May to 27 June 2024. This hearing covers the area from Rangitīkei to Whareroa.

Raukawa ki te Tonga Trust submitted a claim on behalf of Iwi in April 2017. Members of the Iwi will be presenting evidence in support of the application for Customary Marine Title and Protected Customary Rights in the takutai moana from the Rangitikei River to Kukutauāki stream.

The link to observe the hearing online is below.

Primary VMR (this channel will have translation of Te Reo evidence)


Desktop Computer or Mobile Device: Connecting to VMR Multi 402, allocated to MACA

 Te Reo VMR (this channel will have Te Reo evidence with no translation overlaid)


Desktop Computer or Mobile Device: Connecting to VMR Multi 405, allocated to MACA


$100,000 available for Charitable Fisheries Projects

The Trust is pleased to make funding of $100,000 available to support projects that advance the interests of Raukawa ki te Tonga in the development of fisheries and / or fisheries related projects.

Further details can be found in the application form. The closing date for applications is 16 July 2024. 

If you would like to apply for funding to support your charitable fisheries project please CLICK HERE


$50,000 available for the 2024 Distribution Round

The 2024 Distribution Round opened on 1 April 2024 and closes on 16 July 2024. 

Funding of $50,000 is available for projects aligned to our 2024 priorities, outlined below.

  • Marae, Iwi and Hapū of Raukawa ki te Tonga
  • Other Raukawa ki te Tonga entities 
  • Environmental projects within the rohe of Raukawa ki te Tonga 
  • Projects that benefit future generations of Raukawa ki te Tonga
  • Organisations and projects that support and promote Te Reo Māori within Raukawa ki te Tonga
  • Projects directly related to Charitable fisheries purposes

Please CLICK HERE to download the application form.


Notice of the 2024 Hui a Tau


2023 Trustee Election Result



Takutai Moana E-Pānui  29 Sept 2023

Please click the image below for the latest Takutai Moana E-Pānui



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Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga is an Iwi based in the lower North Island. It is not South Waikato based Ngāti Raukawa. Both Iwi have whakapapa but are separate. If you are wanting to get in touch with the South Waikato Ngāti Raukawa please see their website


An important task of the Trust is to maintain and grow a register of its members.

Why Register?

To connect with Iwi/hapū/marae/whānau, access Iwi benefits which currently include Marae and Iwi entity funding and fish distributions, stay updated on Iwi business including Raukawa-wide activities/hui and have a direct say in decisions that affect you and your whānau.

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