Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika is a collective that comprises people of Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Tama and others including Ngāti Mutunga from a number of Taranaki iwi whose ancestors migrated to Wellington in the 1820s and 30s and who signed the Port Nicholson Block Deed of Purchase in 1839. For more detail see Definition of Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika [PDF, 113KB] from the Deed of Settlement.

Population: Registered members: 14,500

Rohe map for Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika.

This rohe map represents the area over which Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika exercises kaitiakitanga for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991 and is based on the Area of Interest agreed between Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika and the Crown in the Deed of Settlement signed on 19 August 2008. Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika Area of Interest from the Deed of Settlement [JPG, 122KB].

The Port Nicholson Block covers the upper reaches of Upper Hutt City to the Remutaka Ranges south to Turakirae on the south east coast. It covers Hutt City, Upper Hutt City, and Wellington City. It includes the harbour, foreshore and seabed, and extends from the south west coast to Kiokio, returning to Tawa.

This rohe extends into the regions or districts of these local authorities:

Regional Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Territorial Authority
Upper Hutt City Council
Hutt City Council
Wellington City Council

Contact information for marae may be provided by the Representative Organisation at their discretion.

Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika does not have hapū.





Pipitea Te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui 55-59 Thorndon Quay, Wellington
Te Tatau o Te Pō Te Tatau o Te Pō 437 Hutt Road, Alicetown
Waiwhetū Arohanui ki te Tangata / Te Ra o Te Raukura 4 Puketapu Grove, Waiwhetu

Iwi Representative Organisations

1 Iwi Representative Organisation:

Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust

Last updated: 6/10/2023

Post-Treaty settlement governance entity. Post-Treaty settlement governance entity [ Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Claims Settlement Act 2009 ].

Resource Management Act consultation. Represents Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika as an "iwi authority" for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Tūhono organisation. Tūhono organisation.

Legal entity: Common Law Trust

Governance structure: Eleven members representing descendants of ancestors of Taranaki Whānui (Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama, Taranaki and Ngāti Ruanui) who settled in Te Whanganui a Tara.

Chair: Kara Puketapu-Dentice

GM Operations: Kirsty Tamanui

Postal Address:
PO Box 12-164,
Wellington 6144.

Physical Address:
Level 3, Tramways Building,
1-3 Thorndon Quay,

Phone: 04 472 3872 / 0800 767 8642

Email: reception@portnicholson.org.nz

Website: https://www.pnbst.maori.nz/