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Our mission statement – “a viable Ngāti Rārua culture, economy and society by the year 2040”.

The Mauri Ora (cultural) pillar is a critical kaupapa of our strategy, of equal importance to our Hononga (social) and Mahi ohaoha (economic) agendas.  The cultural pillar focusses on our identity as Ngāti Rārua.

Looking forward, the Rūnanga is committed to supporting the establishment of a dedicated Ngāti Rārua marae at Wairau.  This Marae Establishment project will provide the ideal vehicle to progress the cultural redevelopment of the iwi.  

History, whakapapa, waiata, tikanga and kawa specific to Ngāti Rārua will be explored, debated and celebrated as part of this project.

Through our cultural strategy we hope our members will identify proudly as Ngāti Rārua because they will be strong in their Ngāti Rāruatanga.


Nā tātou te wā – It’s our time!