Kōeke Hui scheduled for 10am on 6th April @ Ōtamarākau Marae

Updated on 31 March at 1.31pm

On behalf of the Kōeke Chairman, Te Ngaru Awhimate, a Kōeke hui will be held at Ōtamarākau Marae on the 6th April at 10am.

Ecological Restoration Team Opportunities

Updated on 30 March at 1.40pm

Two job opportunities are available within Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority. See below for the advertisement. To make an application please email John@ngatimakino.co.nz with your CV and include verified copies of your certificates if necessary.

Applications will close on 6 April 2021 at 5.00pm

Update on Grants

Updated on 30 March at 9.51am

A reminder that our Tertiary Grant, Kaumatua Grant, Kaumatua Heating Grant, and Marae Grant closes on 14 May 2021.

Grants can only be applied for using your "Your Iwi" Membership.

If you received a Kaumatua Grant last year your application will automatically rollover. Your grant status will change in your Your Iwi account shortly before 14 May. If you haven't received a Kaumatua Grant before and you meet the criteria you can apply below.

You can only apply for a grant if you have activated your " Your Iwi" account. If you haven't been through this process you will need to go through either the "Invite Screen Onboarding Process" (if you were registered with us prior to 1st March) or if you are not registered with Ngāti Mākino as an iwi member you can register. Click here to go to the option that you require.

10 Year Celebration (Deed of Settlement)

Updated on 29 March 2021 at 2.36pm

A gentle reminder that we have our 10 Year Celebration (Deed of Settlement) coming up on 10 April from 2.00pm - 7.00pm @ Ōtamarākau Marae. You are able to register using the link below.

Once you click on the link you will be prompted to sign in to your "Your Iwi" account so you can register for this event.

Click here to register for the 10 Year Celebration

Click here to go through the invite screen process if you have not completed the onboarding process yet. Please contact our office to get your new Member ID

Click here to register to be an iwi member with Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

Ranger, Biodiversity - TAURANGA

Updated on 24 March at 7.38am

There is a vacancy in the Department of Conservation Tauranga Team for a new Biodiversity Ranger, for more information or how to apply please see the advertisement at the link below, alternatively the role is also available on DOC Careers, GOVT jobs, Seek and Trademe.


Rotoehu Ecological Trust

Updated on 17 March at 11.52am

WORKDAYS workdays 2020: March to November

General volunteer workdays will be held on the 4th Sunday of each second month, running from March 2020 to November 2020.

These workdays are weather dependent, so are subject to change over the course of the year.

Other Workdays

A day encompassing a talk on kokako background and the pest control programme, some bait line maintenance, and hopefully calling in kokako will be held for potential sponsors Bay Gold and again for the 'Future Foresters' group. A similar occasion will be held towards the end of the year for staff of Kokako Coffee in Auckland. This company has been a committed sponsor for several years.

Trap Network

A small team of five people have undertaken to do a monthly check of the 63 DOC 200 traps in Otari Block. Three people can comfortably complete the round during a morning. The team members will liaise each month to find a date suitable to those available.

Wānanga & 10 Year Celebration - Deed of Settlement

Updated on 9 March at 1.34pm

We would like to extend our gratitude to those that were in attendance at the Wānanga last week Saturday 6 March at Ōtamarākau Marae. The feedback and the contribution (both physically and digitally through the Survey) to the Ngāti Mākino Strategic Plan now enables and highlights where we will focus our efforts over the next three years.

We would like to thank Arapeta Tahana for facilitating our wānanga session and Margaret Williams for recording the great korero that was being shared. A reminder that if you were unable to attend the wānanga last week that the survey is still available for completion until Friday 12 March 5.00pm.

Our next scheduled event is our 10 Year Celebration of the Deed of Settlement that was signed with the Crown. This will be held at Ōtamarākau Marae on 10 April 2021. Sometimes we need to look back so we know where we came from and who lead us to here and now. Only then can we know how far we have come and how much further we need to go. Then...we can truly honor those who lead us... A registration form is now available. See below for all relevant links.

Strategic Plan Development Survey click here

Registration for 10 Year Celebration Settlement Dinner click here

Tsunami Warning (CANCELLED)

Updated on 5 March at 1.17pm

The Tsunami Warning has now been cancelled. Those people who evacuated can return home.

The threat to land and marine areas remains, so we continue to ask people to stay away from beaches and other shore areas – this includes harbours and estuaries until it has been lifted.

Currents may be strong and unpredictable and there is a danger to swimmers, surfers, people fishing, small boats and anyone in or near the water close to shore.

As a reminder people in all New Zealand coastal areas should:

  1. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates, or check www.civildefence.govt.nz

  2. Listen to local Civil Defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area

  3. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, this includes boats)

  4. Stay off beaches and shore areas

  5. Do not go sightseeing

  6. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends

Thank you again to everyone who evacuated this morning and for your cooperation in helping keep everyone safe.


Updated on 5 March at 12.04pm

Just a reminder that coastal areas WEST OF MATATA should expect strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges near the shore. This means a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities. People MUST stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries). STAY OFF beaches and shore areas. There's a danger to swimmers, surfers, people fishing, small boats and anyone in or near the water close to shore.

If you have whānau that have been asked to evacuate following this morning’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake, please remain evacuated until the warning has been lifted. In the Bay of Plenty this covers those in low lying areas EAST of Matatā – including Whakatāne and Ōpōtiki.

Keep an eye on www.civildefence.govt.nz for the latest information.


Updated on 5 March at 10.00am

In light of the most recent Tsunami warning we have decided to postpone our registration roadshow at Ōtamarākau Marae today. We will advise when the next scheduled date will be as soon as practical.

Kia haumaru e te iwi

Registration Roadshow Panui

Updated on 2 March at 4.23pm

Strategic Plan Wānanga 6 March from 9.00am - 1.00pm

Upated on 2 March 2021 at 12.45pm

We have the strategic plan wānanga scheduled for this Saturday 6 March starting at 9.00am - 1.00pm. As you are aware we are at Alert Level 2 until at least until 6.00am Sunday 7 March 2021.

The wānanga will still go ahead as planned but we will ensure we:

  • will have a QR code check in at the marae for contact tracing

  • will practice social distancing

  • will have hand sanitisers available

If you are unwell please stay at home

If you are unwell and you have flu or cold symptoms, muscle aches and fatigue you should self - isolate and have a test

If there is a change in our current level 2 status we will update this panui. Kia haumaru te noho i o kainga kia tau te mauri kia tatau katoa

Ngāti Mākino Strategic Plan Development Survey

Updated on 26 February 2021 @ 4.21pm

We, Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority are developing our new strategic plan and would like feedback from our Registered Iwi Members (18 years and older) to help shape and inform the Plan.

Originally the plan was to be completed in 2020 but Covid 19 impacted our ability to engage fully with you.

We have a planned wānanga for the strategic plan on March 6 2021 at Ōtamarākau marae ( 10 - 1pm). This survey is another opportunity for you to engage in this important kaupapa that will help focus our efforts over the next three years.

The feedback from the wānanga and this survey will help us finalise the new strategic plan.

*The survey will be available until 13 March 2021.

*You can only submit one response per person.

Your Iwi Database Announcement

Updated on 22 February 2021 @ 2.14pm

Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority is excited to announce that we are migrating to a new Database called Your Iwi. Iwi members will be able to access their Your Iwi Profile from 1st March 2021.

So what does this mean for me as an Iwi Member?

It means that you will have the ability to log into your Your Iwi Profile to;

  • Update your details

  • Apply for grants

  • View our pānui

  • View and register for upcoming events

  • Communicate with Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

Who will assist me if I need support logging into my Your Iwi profile?

Logging into your Your Iwi account for the first time is called *onboarding. To assist with the onboarding process we will make available online resources (including how to videos etc) which can be accessed via our website.

We will also be doing a *registration roadshow with (Your Iwi Staff and Mākino Staff). You can visit us at one of these locations for some one on one support to be onboarded.

  • 4 March 2021 @ GHA Office in Rotorua (11am - 3pm)

  • 5 March 2021 @ Otamarākau Marae (11am - 3pm)

  • 6 March 2021 @ Otamarākau Marae ( 12pm - 1pm)

  • 11 April 2021 @ Pukehina Marae (Time TBC)