Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust

Ngāti Tuwharetoa
Ko Tongariro te Maunga
Ko Taupo te Moana
Ko Tuwharetoa te Iwi
Ko Te Heuheu te Tangata

Ngāti Tuwharetoa are descended from Tuwharetoa-i-te-aupouri, who was a chief from the Bay of Plenty and a direct descendant of Ngātoroirangi (the high priest of Te Arawa waka).  It is Ngātoroirangi who claimed many of Ngāti Tuwharetoa’s lands for his descendants upon arriving in New Zealand.  The Ngāti Tuwharetoa tribal territory is in the central North Island, around the Lake Taupo water catchment area.

View Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust website at www.tst.maori.nz