Ko te Awa te mātāpuna o te ora

    The river is the source of spiritual and physical sustenance

    E rere kau mai te Awa nui mai i te Kāhui Maunga ki Tangaroa

    The great River flows from the mountains to the sea

    Ko au te Awa, ko te Awa ko au

    I am the River and the River is me

    Ngā manga iti, ngā manga nui e honohono kau ana, ka tupu hei Awa Tupua

    The small and large streams that flow into one another form one River

    Important Reminder for Ngā Tāngata Tiaki AGM

    Ngā manga iti, ngā manga nui e honohono kau ana hei Awa Tupua.

    A reminder that the Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui Annual General Meeting this Sunday, 27th September is being held in a virtual Webcast format from 11am. 

    You must register at this link before 5pm Friday 25th September to receive the link to the Webcast.


    A step-by-step guide for how to join the online Zoom Webinar on Sunday 27th can be found here:

    Virtual Guide to AGM



    To assist those who do not have access to broadband, or lack the technical knowledge to link to the Webcast, there will be 4 x regional hubs facilitated by our Trustees and staff.  These regional hubs will be open from 10.30am and are at:

    OHAKUNE - Te Pae Tata Community Hub – 43a Ruapehu Road
    TAUMARUNUI - Ngāpuwaiwaha Marae, Taumarunui Street
    RANANA - Te Kura o Te Wainui-ā-rua, 4502 Whanganui River Road
    WHANGANUI – Te Taurawhiri, Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui, 357 Victoria Ave

    If you intend on accessing one of these regional hubs, please register your attendance in advance by email:  office@ngatatangatatiaki.co.nz; by telephone 0800 AWA TUPUA (282 88782) or via our Facebook page.  

    Pre indication of attendance is necessary for the purpose of managing the regional hubs in line with best practice guidelines for the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The regional hubs are only for those who lack the technical ability to join the Webcast. We encourage all other uri to join the Webcast from your homes.



    To assist you in preparation for our AGM, please find below the latest Annual Report and Supplementary Documents for Ngā Tāngata Tiaki for the period 2019/2020.

    Click on the images below to view the documents.

    Annual Report 2019/2020


    Supplementary Documents 2019/2020

    Annual Plan 2020-2021

    Mouri Awa, Mouri Tangata, Mouri Ora - The health and wellbeing of the Awa, the health and wellbeing of the iwi.

    Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui would like to share with you our plan for the next year.

    He Waka Pakoko - Pathway to 2040

    A Summary Report for He Waka Pakoko is now available!

    More than 160 uri participated in the two day hui at Pūtiki Marae in March, to share their aspirations for Te Awa Tupua and our people for the next 20 years.

    The report has attempted to weave the many strands of kōrero together into key themes and can be found here.

    COVID-19 Te Ranga Tupua Collective Iwi Response

    COVID-19 Message to Whanganui Uri
    For Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui COVID-19 updates and previous pānui head to the 'For Your Information' page of this website.
    He Waka Pakoko - Pathway to 2040

    Have you and your whānau registered for the Whanganui Iwi Registration?
    And are your details up to date?