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Winter Energy Grants are now open

E te iwi,

Ngāti Tama provides members with an energy grant payment of $100 per household to support whānau through winter. To apply, email with your energy bill (power or gas). Ngāti Tama will credit $100 direct to your energy provider account. Please check that the bill shows the address, account number and ICP number. Please note that the payment is one per household. Contact the office if you have any pātai.

Click the button below to Apply Now.

Apply Now via Ngāti Tama whānau app

How to Apply

To apply, upload either a photo or screenshot of your power/gas bill. Please check that the bill shows:

1. your address (this must match your address in Ngāti Tama’s database).
2. power/gas account number
3. ICP number
*See images below for reference.

Once complete our team will review your application. Contact or 0800 8262494 if you have any questions

Apply Now via Ngāti Tama whānau app

Matariki Celebration

🌟🌟Ngāti Tama whānau are invited to come and learn more about Maratiki and Puanga with Whakanui i te Kāhui Whetū 🌟🌟
Te Wā: Before dawn
Te Ra: Sunday 26th June
Kei Hea: during our 2022 whānau wānanga in Mohua.
The rising of Puanga and Matariki is a time for us to come together, remember loved ones who are no longer with us, give thanks for the year that has passed, kōrero about whānau aspirations, how we give back, and kōrero about how we continue to celebrate Matariki and Puanaga.
Our travel subsidy will still be available for registered adult members to attend our upcoming whānau wānanga & hui-ā-tau. Application forms will be available at the hui-ā-tau and wānanga, where whānau must be present to apply. Scheduled shuttles from Nelson to Mohua (return) will be available for whānau.

Tama welcomes whānau, whānaui to the operations team

Over the past week the Ngāti Tama welcomed three new poumahi to the roles of Pou Ahurea, Te Pouawhina and Pou Taiao. Johannah and Jasmine La’auli were welcomed to the office last week with a mihi whakatau. Dayveen Stephens was welcomed into the tari today with a mihi whakatau, and will be introduced to the iwi later this week.

The inclusion of three poumahi into the team has grown the operations team to ten. In 2021, NTWT trustee’s approved the introduction of Te Pou Ahurea (Whānau Engagement Coordinator) to support our Ahurea priority to stimulate learners of Te Reo, tikanga and whakapapa. Jasmine joins the team as Te Pouwhenua due our recent pouawhina moving into the Data and Information space. Lastly, Dayveen joins our team as Te Pou Taiao and support our Ahuwhenua aspirations to enhance our significant lands and waterways.

Today, we introduce Jasmine and Johannah to ngā uri o Ngāti Tama.

Johannah Kātene-Burge

Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Tama, Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Tuwharetoa

Paremata Te Wahapiro te tūpuna

Tell us about yourself (where your from, your whānau, mahi/background)

Johannah is one of six tamariki, raised in in Paekakariki on the Kāpiti Coast. As a young adult, Johannah attended Kāpiti College, where she was awarded the role of Head Girl in 2017. After high school, Johannah went on to The University of Waikato where she completed a Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours, double major Human Resoucre Management & Strategic Management, minor in Political Science.

During her time at university, Johannah was involved in numerous capacity with her iwi, she held the position as HR Coordinator at Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira from 2020-2022, Ngāti Tama Associate Trustee,  Kairangahau Whakapapa for Wakatu Inc 2018-2021, Trustee for the Nelson Arts Festival, and was a founding Trustee of Te Matarau a Maui. While participating in these various kaupapa, Johannah was also awarded top Māori Academic of the Management Faculty of The Waikato University in 2021.

Johannah is interested in raranga, whakapapa, barbershop singing, community service for rangatahi/youth and maori (via Kapiti Coast District Council; ZEAL NZ), performing arts.

After receiving endless support from the Trust and the wider Tama whānau, Johannah is looking forward to giving back and contributing to the mana, wellbeing, and prosperity of Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu.

Johannah is looking forward to being with whānau, so please be familiar, drop in for a cuppa and a kōrero.

Jasmine La’auli

Ko Ngongotaha, Ko Taranaki, Ko Parapara oku maunga,

Ko Utuhina, Ko Te Waikoropupu, Ko Te Rere O Kapuni me inaha oku Awa,

Ko Te Arawa, Ko Aotea, Ko Tokomaru oku waka

Ko Ngati Whakaue, Ko Ngatimanuahiakai oku hapū me te whānau Rameka

Ko Onetahua, Ko Tunohopu, Ko Te Aroha oku marae,

Ko Te Arawa, Ko Nga Ruahine, Ko Ngati Tama Ki Te Tau Ihu oku iwi

Ko Theo, ratou Ko Iyla, Ko Eli āku tamariki

Ko Jasmine La’auli toku ingoa

Kia ora,

My name is Jasmine La’auli, myself, husband and three children recently moved to Wakatū. We are originally from Porirua but moved to Ōtautahi 9 years ago, I have spent the last 5 years at the māori land court in the advisory space, before this I have spent most my working career with government departments. I am looking forward to be able to work for my iwi, whānau and learning new skills.



Under the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Deed of Trust, notice is hereby given that an election will be held for one (1) General Trustee and two (2) Rohe Trustees for the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust.
The election will be held under the First Past the Post electoral system, by postal and online voting.

To be eligible for nomination and election as a Trustee a candidate must (as per clause 6.2 of the Deed of Trust):
(a)    be a Registered Adult Member residing within New Zealand;
(b)    in the case of Rohe Trustees, reside within the Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu Area of Interest;
(c)    not be disqualified by reason of any matters referred to in clauses 6.4(c) to 6.4(g) (see nomination form);
(d)    not have resigned from the position of Trustee in the three (3) years prior to the date of the notice calling for nominations; and
(e)    be able to demonstrate skills, knowledge, experience or achievements in one or more of the following areas: (i) te reo Māori; (ii) tikanga Māori; (iii) governance experience; (iv) business, financial or legal skills; (v) community service; or (vi) academic achievements.

All nominations must also (as per Schedule 4, paragraph 8 of the Deed of Trust):
(a)    be on the proper nomination form, and specify the nominee’s full name, address and contact telephone number;
(b)    include a declaration signed by the nominee that he or she fulfils the criteria for nomination and election as a Trustee under clause 6.2, and is not precluded from holding office as a Trustee by reason of any matters referred to in clauses 6.4(c) to 6.4(g);
(c)    include a curriculum vitae or other document describing the candidate’s skills, knowledge, experience or achievements in one or more of the areas listed in clause 6.2(e); and
(d)    include the written signature of both the candidate and the nominator.

Whānau living both in the rohe and out of the rohe are eligible for nomination as a General Trustee.
Nomination forms and copies of the Trust Deed are available:
•     by contacting the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Office, 74 Waimea Road, Nelson, or phoning 0800 8262 494
•     online at
•     by phoning the Electoral Office on 0800 922 822

Candidates and nominators must be registered members of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust, aged 18 years or over.
Nominations of candidates must be received at the Trust Office no later than 5pm, Wednesday 18 May 2022.
If there are more candidates than there are vacancies to be filled, an election will be held. The Trust will give further notice of any election required after the nomination period has closed.

General Trustee Nomination Form
Rohe Trustee Nomination Form

Webinar Livestream for the Service of John Tahana Ward-Holmes

Friday 22 April
Service starts 11am
webinar Livestream available from 10:45am

Click the button below for webinar Livestream
ZOOM ID: 847 7721 7998

Webinar Livestream

Webinar Livestream will also be available on our Facebook page from 10:45am

Service Details

John’s service will be on Friday 22nd April 2022, at 11am,
245 Grant Road, Puramāhoi. 

John will then be taken to Rototai Urupa for burial at approximately 1pm. The Weather is looking wet, so if you are heading over it is advised to wear the appropriate footwear and clothing.


Te Kāhui Hauora o Te Tau Ihu Board – Call for Expressions of Interest

Te Kāhui Hauora o Te Tau Ihu Board. 

Call for Expressions of Interest

The Establishment Steering Group are calling for expressions of interest to form the inaugural Iwi-Māori Partnership Board which will be known as Te Kāhui Hauora o Te Tau Ihu Board.

The Board will consist of one iwi appointed representative from:  Ngati Koata, Ngati Apa, Ngati Rarua, Ngati Tama, Te Atiawa, Rangitane, Ngati Kuia and Ngati Toa Rangatira and two independent appointed representatives to represent the Māori community and health profession.

The Board will play a vital role in working closely with the Māori Health Authority and Health NZ in the design and delivery of local health services in Te Tau Ihu which includes the current boundaries of the Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board. Locality commissioning from assessing the health needs of whānau, identifying priorities and monitoring the services provided are also core functions of the Board.

Interested applicants are required to submit an application form, a covering letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to:   Lyn Harrison at

Applications close on Friday 6 May 2022.

The position description, application form and background information can be downloaded from below:

More info about position

He mihi maioha,

Tēnā koutou e te iti, e te rahi e whakarauika mai nei ki tēnei marae kōrero o Ngāti Tama.  Tuatahi, me huri ō tātou ngākau ki te hunga kua nunumi atu ki te pō, haere, oti atu rā.  Ko rātou te hunga wairua ki rātou, ko tātou ngā mahuetanga iho o rātou mā, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Welcome to this platform to help us ‘hiki wairua’ – boost our spirits and encourage us to keep doing what we’re doing during this trying time of the Covid-19 lockdown. We will take this opportunity to provide ‘food for thought’ with some snippets from our local history in Te Tauihu, discussion about place names and customs, some Māori language tips, waiata and karakia.

Te Hiki Wairua o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu gives whānau the opportunity to connect with their whakapapa and iwi through stories, information and teachings. This pānui will be a regular segment, each week focusing on different aspects of Ngāti Tama, we welcome whānau contribution.

This publication will also include information and resources for whānau support, updates, wellbeing and health.

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