Te Kāhui o Paerangi

Te Kāhui o Paerangi explainer video

Te Kāhui o Paerangi (the ‘Kāhui’) is the tribal rūnanga for Ngāti Rangi and consists of marae and pahake representatives. This body is the ‘matua’ (principal) body for the tribe and provides constructive guidance for the respective organisations that implement tribal aspirations.

As the representative voice of our marae, the purpose of the Kāhui is to:

  • Provide strategic and political leadership for the iwi of Ngāti Rangi as the descendants of Paerangi-i-te-Whare-Toka;
  • Uphold the kawa and tikanga of Ngāti Rangi;
  • Advocate for our marae and their respective hapū; and
  • Promote sustainable environmental decisions based on the principles that evolve from our kawa and tikanga.

Strategic and political leadership for the iwi of Ngāti Rangi

  • Developing kawa and tikanga based principles to guide strategic decisions at a Kāhui and Trust level;
  • Maintaining tribal mandate for all activities progressed by the Kāhui and Trust; and
  • Maintaining and developing strategic relationships.

Uphold the kawa and tikanga of Ngāti Rangi

  • Supporting the strengthening of Ngāti Rangitanga; and b) Ensuring that our kawa and tikanga is upheld at all tribal and community events.

Advocate for our marae and their respective hapū

  • Connecting our uri and marae, hapū and iwi activities;
  • Supporting the strengthening of marae and hapū infrastructure and enterprise;
  • Supporting the facilitation of Ngāti Rangi development and advancement; and d) Articulating marae and collective aspirations and positions.

**Promote sustainable environmental decisions ** a) Articulating kawa and tikanga to help with decision making at a iwi level; and b) Developing processes for decision making regarding natural resources.

Representation on the Kāhui is by two avenues:

a) Through ‘Ngā Pae Kōrero’ – marae representation – two (2) representatives per marae with one vote for each marae; and b) Through ‘Te Pae Tuara’ – pahake representation – one (1) representative for each of the three tupuna rohe with one vote per pahake representative.

Promote sustainable environmental decisions

  • Articulating kawa and tikanga to help with decision making at a iwi level; and
  • Developing processes for decision making regarding natural resources.

Representation on the Kāhui is by two avenues:

  • Through ‘Ngā Pae Kōrero’ – marae representation – two (2) representatives per marae with one vote for each marae; and
  • Through 'Te Pae Tuara' - pahake representation - one (1) representative for each of the three tupuna rohe with one vote per pahake representative.