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October 20 - October 22

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.  In this respect, it helps us to foster our Ngāti Mutunga connections with other iwi of Taranaki.

The Festival gives us, as Ngāti Mutunga uri, a chance to come together, and to represent our people on the sports fields and courts, as well as on the marae and performing stage.



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.

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • League Nines
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Touch Rugby
  • Basketball
  • Darts
  • Outdoor Bowls
  • Kī-o-rahi
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Tug-o-War
  • Kaumātua Games
  • Tamariki Activities


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



Our Ngāti Mutunga Iwi registrations for Taranaki Tū Mai are being coordinated through the Runanga 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 complete the online Taranaki Tū Uri Registration Form.  Each person (including tamariki) will need to complete a separate online Uri Registration Form.


To complete the ‘Ngati Mutunga Uri Registration’ please click here


All registrations must be completed online before Monday 18 September 2017.



Aotearoa Marae has been booked for the duration of the festival.   Whānau wanting to stay please indicate within your online Ngati Mutunga 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 the Rūnanga office on (06) 75 23 247.



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