Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō
|Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō|
|Iwi (tribe) in Māoridom|
|Rohe (region)||Upper South Island|
Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is a Māori iwi (tribe) in the upper South Island of New Zealand. Its rohe (tribal lands) include the areas around Golden Bay, Takaka, Tasman Bay, Motueka, Nelson and Saint Arnaud, including Taitapu and Kawatiri river catchments and Lakes Rotoiti, Rotoroa and the Tophouse.
Hapū and marae
Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō has two hapū with affiliated marae:
- Pūaha Te Rangi (Te Taha o Te Awa marae and Te Taha o te Awa wharenui, Westport)
- Tarakaipa (Ōmaka marae and Te Aroha o te Waipounamu wharenui, Blenheim)
Ngāti Apa ki Te Rā Tō Charitable Trust is the mandated iwi organisation under the Māori Fisheries Act, the iwi aquaculture organisation under the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act, is a Tūhono organisation, and is an "iwi authority" under the Resource Management Act. The charitable trust is governed by six trustees: three from Puaha Te Rangi hapū and three from Tarakaipa hapū. As of 2018, the trust chairperson is Brendon Wilson, the General Manager is Simon Karipa, and the trust is based in Blenheim.
Ngāti Apa ki Te Rā Tō Post-Settlement Trust is recognised by the New Zealand Government as the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō governance entity, following its settlement with the Crown under the Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Ngāti Kuia, and Rangitāne o Wairau Claims Settlement Act 2014. It also represents Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō as an iwi authority under the Resource Management Act. The trust is a common law trust governed by six trustees. As of 2018, the trust chairperson is also Brendon Wilson, its General Manager is also Simon Karipa, and it is also based in Blenheim.