Te Kaupapa

This kaupapa forms the underlying values upon which Whaingaroa is constructed and the principles upon which Te Runanga O Whaingaroa will operate.

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi establishes our relationship with the Crown and our constituional place in this county.
  • Rangatiratanga establishes our authority and responsibility as individuals, whanau, hapu and iwi to ourselves, others and to the world we live in.
  • Tohungatanga recognises the knowledge and wisdom in which  we exercise our authority and responsibility.
  • Manaakitanga recognises our responsibility to respect and care for all things created.
  • Whanaungatanga acknowledges all things are connected, impact on each other, therefore the importance of understanding these relationships.
  • Ukaipo acknowledges the nurturing relationship we have with our papakainga and whanau and our responsibility to sustain and maintain these relationships.
  • Kotahitanga establishes our ultimate goal – unity and harmony.
Nga Iwi O Whaingaroa

The iwi of Whaingaroa are the hapu that reside with Te Rohe o Whaingaroa bound together by strong Ngapuhi and Ngati Kahu whakapapa.

Te Rohe o Whaingaroa

The land boundary commences at the river mouth of the Oruaiti River in the north, moving in a southerly direction encompassing the Puketi Forest, and then moving in a north easterly direction in the Takou River area.
The coastal boundary commences at the mouth of the Oruaiti River, follows the eastern side of the Mangonui Harbour, then directly out to sea moving in a south easterly direction along the coast to Rupurapura (Needles) off Pureura and includes the Whaingaroa Harbour, its rivers estuaries and island within this role.
The rohe is further described as those areas that the hapu of the marae within the above boundaries exercise manawhenua and manamoana.

Te Runanga o Whaingaroa was established in 1991, to access resources and deliver services for the whanau of Whaingaroa.


Underpinning our vision are:

  • Whaingaroatanga: defining and building on our uniqueness
  • Whakawhānaungatanga: understanding the value of relationships and the need to maintain and strengthen them based on mutual respect
  • Kaupapatanga: driven from values within rather than reactive to external influences
  • Sustainability: ensuring that all we engage in contributes to sustainable processes and outcomes

Te Rūnanga o Whaingaroa

PO Box 88,

Kaeo, Northland, NZ

Phone (09) 4050 340
Fax: (09) 4050 705