Ngāti Makino

Ngāti Mākino are descendants of the Te Arawa waka and also have strong connections to Mātaatua waka through Ngāti Awa. The rohe lies between Matata and Maketu and inland to Lake Rotoehu with the beautiful Otamarakau marae at its heart. 


May 10th, 2016 0 Comments

The SEED team periodically lived and worked from Otamarakau marae from November 2015 to February 2016 to undertake research, engage and learn from whanau. 

Although the Ngāti Mākino rohe is large, covering a coastal boundary from Maketu to Matata and inland to lake Rotoehu with a variety of terrain, rivers and resources, the majority of the iwi members live outside the rohe in a number of regional urban centres.

January 16th, 2016 0 Comments

From discussion with the Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority and engagement with the wider iwi community two projects from the Sustainable Community Development Plan were selected.

These projects were:

A community communications platform - to provide regular update for Ngāti Mākino iwi members and build a database of iwi information that could support the iwi more broadly.

A research and development platform - to support the development of future commerical opportunities for Ngāti Mākino iwi members


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Mission statement

The Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority is committed to empowering every member of Ngāti Mākino to achieve their potential and their aspirations through cultural, social, environmental and economic development.

  1. Connect Ngāti Mākino iwi members together into a more unified economic group with through a number of cultural, environmental, social and economic (commercial) projects.

  2. Build new economic opportunities for the iwi by utilising the current resources and capabilities that exist within the rohe and the individual iwi members.

  3. Open channels to the existing tourism market to the Ngāti Mākino story, culture and rohe.

  4. Provide social and cultural projects that reconnect the iwi to Ōtamarākau marae.