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Ngāti Koata Trust

Nau mai ki te pae tukutuku o Ngāti Koata Trust.

The Ngāti Koata Trust is the mandated representative voice of the Ngāti Koata people. These people are the descendants of the 262 Tūpuna who settled and established rights in Te Tau Ihu following the Tūku of Tūtepourangi. The Ngāti Koata Trust is guided by kaumātua and governed by the Ngāti Koata Board of Trustees.

The Ngāti Koata Trust is the Charitable Trust established under the terms of our Deed of Settlement and is part of the Ngāti Koata Group.

Our mission is to create an environment in which Ngāti Koata can flourish and our guiding principle is to support the wellbeing of our people, places and treasures.

‘Tiaki tangata, tiaki taiao, tiaki taonga.’

From our administrative offices in Whakatū (Nelson), the Trust develops programmes and initiatives that aim to build the social, economic, cultural and spiritual capacity and wellbeing of Ngāti Koata members wherever they may be.

A particular focus is cultural revitalisation, which includes initiatives to reconnect members with their sense of identity and whakapapa, primarily through te reo.

Our values include:

  • Kaitiakitanga
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Whakatupuranga
  • Āhuatanga
  • Mātauranga,rangatiratanga
  • Kotahitanga
  • Manaakitanga
  • Wairuatanga.

About Ngāti Koata...

Read more about our Iwi and our organisation.

Our Rohe (Tribal Area)

The image below shows the area of interest of Ngāti Koata as contained in our Deed of Settlement. [Read More]

Online Event Calendar...

Maramataka – Our online calendar is regularly updated with upcoming iwi events and important hui dates

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Recent Iwi Pānui

Pānui Archives


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Read our our regular newsletter, Koata Pānui. We will also post media statements issued by our organisation and other news that we feel will be of relevance and interest to Ngāti Koata members.


Applications forms, important information and official iwi documents/resources are all available from our downloads page.

Board of Trustees

The Ngāti Koata Trust is made up of 7 current Trustees…


What you'll find in the Koata Online Pānui Page?

Read our monthly newsletter, media statements issued by our organisation or any other important news regarding our iwi and Trust.

Pānui Archives

Search through our news archive or read back through previous pānui items.

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E rau rangatira mā, e te tini, e te mano, tēnei te tuku mihi ki a kōutou katoa i raro i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā.
Ki ngā tini mate o ia marae, o ia maunga, haere, haere, whakangaro atu rā.
Ko te akaaka o te rangi ki a rātou mā, kei a tātou ngā purapura ora, ko te akaaka o te whenua.
Tihei Mauriora!

Ko Maungatapu te Maunga
Ko Maitahi te Awa
Ko Aorere te Tai
Ko Tainui te Waka
Ko Ngāti Koata te Iwi
Ko Whakatū te Marae
Nō reira tēnā kōutou katoa.

The way ahead…

Ngāti Koata will forge a path into the future, based on taonga tuku iho, the gifts handed down to us by our tūpuna. We will act with integrity and be a vibrant, strong iwi, confident in our Ngāti Koatatanga. We will uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and exercise tino rangatiratanga within our rohe in the pursuit of a more secure future for all Ngāti Koata today, and for those yet to come.

NEXT: About Ngāti Koata...

What makes us Ngāti Koata ultimately is our ability to whakapapa to our ancestress Koata of Tainui. The rich heritage and history that Ngāti Koata has is embodied in it’s people, its places and it’s taonga… [Read More]