Nau Mai, Haere Mai
ki Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia

Ko Wai – This is us

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia was established as a Charitable Trust on 26 March 2002. It is our intention to continue to build Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia into a permanent and professional organisation dedicated to the sustainable development of our hapū.

Our Mission

To develop a sustainable economic, social and cultural base for the continued growth of Ngāti Rēhia hapū and whānau.


To continue to develop and improve employment opportunities, housing for whānau and cultural activities in and around Kerikeri, as well as the continued focus on Kaitiakitanga initiatives in the rohe of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia.

Tikanga – Our Values


As Tangata Whenua we strive to restore, protect and improve our Taiao.


Being accountable and transparent with our whānau, hapū and community to instil their trust, integrity and confidence.


Leadership and direction will be evident in all parts of our business in the way that we conduct ourselves.


We will observe the tikanga and kawa of our tūpuna to ensure we develop within the spiritual and cultural context laid down by them.


Relationships are fundamental to our kaupapa and we will ensure that we put energy into developing good relationships and supporting good communications with our whānau, hapū and community.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia -
10-year work programme

Our goals for the next 10 years


Seek investment in an administration base to bring to effect the ten year and beyond strategic plan


Ahi Kaa team resourced and sustainable

Registration data base established, resourced and maintained

Commercial strategy mapped out – future proofing opportunities


Identified commercial opportunities in progress (housing etc) – partners, developers Cultural and Historical redress settled and includes sustainable resourcing to support social, educational, health, housing and environmental platforms


Sustainable Commercial Portfolio – housing, whenua purchased for agriculture, horticulture, scholarship distribution

Register with Ngāti Rēhia

Mana Whakahaere
- Who we are

Governance Board of Trustees

Aroha Herewini

Brian O’Shea

Justin Parangi

Kipa Munro

Nora Rameka

Waitai Tua

Whati Rameka

Trustees are elected at an annual general meeting in accordance with the TRONR constitution. The constitution allows for additional trustees to be co-opted on to the TRONR Board to provide additional skills or expertise as required.


  • Whitelaw Webber – Accountants
  • BDO Ltd – Auditors
  • Kaupare Law & Consultancy – Legal
  • Jonelle Koia – Secretariat
  • Annette Auckland – Everything Admin
  • Celia Witehira – Environmental Consultant

Active Community Membership

  • Te Pouahi o Te Taitokerau
  • Te Taitokerau Māori Advisory Committee – Hapū Representative
  • Māori Technical Advisory Group – Hapū Representative
  • Taiāmai ki te Marangai Takiwā – Hapū Representative
  • Tapuaetahi Incorporation – Chair
  • Kororipo Heritage Park Management Group – Chair
  • Our Kerikeri Community Charitable Trust – Trustee
  • BOI Academy Board – Hapū Representative Trustee
  • Kerikeri High School Board – Hapū Representative Trustee
  • Kerikeri Turner Centre Charitable Trust – Trustee
  • Marine Mammal Sanctuary Advisory Group – Chair