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November 29 @ 11:00 am - December 1 @ 3:00 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 sixth 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 by Ngāti Mutunga at Urenui, 2017 by Ngāruahine at Manaia and 2019 by Ngāti Maruwharanui at Tarata and Inglewood.

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 2019 will be held from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2019.  The festival will be hosted by Ngāti Maru in Tarata and Inglewood.


The official pōwhiri will take place at Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae in Tarata at 11.00am.


If you and your whānau are planning to attend Taranaki Tū Mai 2019, each whānau member will need to register using our online registration form.  Click here to access the ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM


Urenui Pā will be available for whānau who require accommodation on Friday 29 November and Saturday 30 November 2019.  Please indicate this when completing your online registration.  There is a cost which will go towards the hire of the pā and kai.  This will be collected at the pā on your arrival.  Cost per persons are:

18 years and over:      $20.00 per person

Under 18 year:            $10.00 per person

Hākinakina (Sports)

There are many sports on offer.  Refer to the below programme.  Whānau who would like to participate in one of the below sports will need to indicate this through the online Ngāti Mutunga Registration Form.



Rāmere 29 o Whiringa-ā-rangi

Friday 29 November 2019

11.00am Pōwhiri Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae
1.00pm Kai Hākari Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae
2.00pm Wānanga Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae
3.00pm Gumboot Throw Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae
Tug-o-War Te Upoko o Te Whenua Marae
Golf Inglewood Golf Club
5.00pm Cross Country Inglewood High School
Basketball Inglewood High School


Rāhoronuku 30 o Whiringa-ā-rangi

Saturday 30th November 2019

8.00am Marching Inglewood High School
March Past Inglewood High School
9.30am Basketball Inglewood High School
Netball Inglewood High School
Touch Inglewood High School
Rugby 7’s Inglewood High School
League 9’s Inglewood High School
Darts Inglewood High School
Softball Inglewood Primary School
Outdoor Bowls Inglewood Bowling Club
Tamariki Tū Mai Inglewood High School
Sack Race Inglewood High School
Taiohi Tū Mai Inglewood High School
Kī-o-rahi Inglewood High School
Kaumātua Tū Mai Inglewood High School
Kaumātua Volleyball Inglewood High School
1.00pm Tautohetohe Inglewood High School


Rāhororangi 1 o Hakihea

Sunday 1st December 2019

9.00am Kapa Haka Inglewood High School
2.00pm Tautohetohe Inglewood High School
2.30pm Prizegiving Inglewood High School


Kapa Haka

Wānanga for the Ngāti Mutunga Kapa Haka rōpū have begun.  These wānanga are for whānau who want to be part of the performing rōpū at the Taranaki Tū Mai Festival in the Kapa Haka section for Ngāti Mutunga.  If you would like to be apart of the performing rōpū please contact Symon Knuckey on 027 425 4846

If you require any further information please contact our Ngāti Mutunga coordinator Raymond Tuuta via email ttm2019.mutunga@gmail.com or call 021 081 87115.




November 29 @ 11:00 am
December 1 @ 3:00 pm


Ngāti Maru