Updated on 19 August 2022 at 1:10pm

The Koeke Hui originally scheduled for Monday 22nd August at Otamarakau Marae has been postponed until further notice due to the nehu for Tā Toby Curtis being scheduled on the same day.


Updated on 17 August 2022 at 1:40pm


Updated on 5 August 2022 at 1.00pm

There has been a change in leadership roles within Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority which has seen Neville Nepia resign as General Manager for personal reasons however, he remains with Ngati Mākino as a Kia Mākino Facilitator. We are now in a position to recruit a General Manager to lead and manage operations for Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority. Please see below for more details.

Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority Board of Trustees

Ngāti Mākino Koeke Hui

Updated on 4 August 2022 at 8.50am

A Ngāti Mākino koeke hui will be held at Ōtamarākau Marae on Monday 22 August at 10.00am.

RANGER BIODIVERSITY - Department of Conservation

Updated 21 July 2022 at 10.30am

The above role is being advertised by DOC. Click here for more details on the role.

For more information please contact Bex Newland on 027 578 0985 or rnewland@doc.govt.nz

Matariki & Ngāti Mākino Settlement Celebrations

Updated 28 June 2022 at 10:40am

Counting down the days until our celebrations

We encourage you to register now. We are nearly at full capacity of 100 registrants.

We will begin our day with Karakia at 6am in the morning. Please come dressed warm as we expect it will be chilly.

If you are registered on the Ngāti Mākino Iwi Register and you would like to register your attendance to our Matariki and Ngāti Mākino Celebrations, please register your attendance by Clicking here

If you are not registered on the Ngāti Mākino Iwi Register, please Click Here to register with Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority.

See you all on Saturday

Poutiri Trust are celebrating Matariki

Updated 23 June 2022 at 5pm

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)