Taranaki Tū Mai 2017

October 20 @ 8:00 am – October 22 @ 5:00 pm

Taranaki Tū Mai is a biennial event where iwi of Taranaki come together to celebrate Taranakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Whakapapa through Hākinakina (sport), Kapa Haka (cultural performances) and Wānanga (learning forums). This is the fifth Taranaki Tū Mai Festival to be held, following the hosting in 2009 by Te Ātiawa at Waitara, 2011 by Taranaki Iwi at Parihaka 2013 by Ngā Rauru Kītahi at Waverley & 2015 Ngāti Mutunga at Urenui.

The aim of Taranaki Tū Mai is to promote and celebrate Māori unity in Taranaki. Taranaki Tū Mai offers something for everyone, from our mokopuna to our kaumātua. It allows for whanaungatanga to be practised, valued and experienced inter-generationally, and with other whānau, hapū and iwi.


Taranaki Tū Mai will take place from Friday 20th October – Sunday 22nd October 2017 (Labour Weekend).


The pōwhiri for the Taranaki Tū Mai Festival will be on Friday 20th November 2017, 3pm at Waiokura Marae, Winks Road, Manaia.


There are many sports that will be played at the Taranaki Tū Mai Festival this year.

League Nines
Rugby Sevens
Touch Rugby
Outdoor Bowls
Scavenger Hunt
Kaumātua Games
Tamariki Activities

There are limited numbers for sports, so you need to download and complete the ‘Uri Registration Form’ located in the Registration section below.


Taranaki Iwi registrations for Taranaki Tū Mai are being coordinated through the Te Kāhui o Taranaki office. If you (or other whānau) would like to participate in one of the sports (as mentioned above), wānanga, kaumatua games and tamariki activities, please download and complete the Taranaki Tū Mai Uri Registration Form.

Each person (including tamariki) will need to complete a separate Uri Registration Form.

To complete the ‘Taranaki Iwi Uri Registration’ please download the form here, print it off and either post it or drop it into our office.

All registrations must be completed online before Friday 29 September 2017.

Please come into the office to make payment or contact us on 06 751 4285 to find out how to pay via bank transfer.


Waiokura Marae has been booked for the duration of the festival. Whānau wanting to stay please indicate within your Taranaki Iwi Uri Registration Form.

Costs per person:

Adult (18 years and over) $20.00

Child (18 years and under) $10.00


If you require any further information please contact Angie in Te Kāhui o Taranaki office by email angie@taranaki.iwi.nz or phone on 06 751 4285.

Download booklet – Uri Information Booklet – Taranaki Tū Mai 2017


Coordinators for events are listed below:

Taranaki Iwi hakinakina coordinators:
Netball – Jan Manu | Kerena Wano
Rugby 7s – Te Kere Davey | Karlos Drinkwater
Bowls – Aggie Wharehoka
Tug o War – Dennis Ngawhare
Kapa Haka – Puna Wano-Bryant
Basketball – Robyn Davey | Janine Taamaru-Luke
Darts – Pat Phillips (tbc) Iwi
Bandstand – Rawiri Mahutonga, Damon Ritai, Shirleen Ngawhare (tbc)
Ki o Rāhi – Leanne Horo (tbc)

We’re looking for coordinators for the following events:
Rugby League 9s
Touch Rugby 6s
Tennis (Doubles)
Scavenger Hunt
Debating Team
Tamariki Activities – Ngā matua Kaumatua Games Wānanga