Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini

We come together not with our own strengths, but bring with us the strengths of our iwi, hapu and whanau together


Staying in touch with our iwi about what we do is important so we are keen to encourage as many of our people to register. Please complete a registration form to be added to our database and ensure you receive your benefits.

Te Arawa Fisheries Scholarship Programme

Nou te rourou noku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket, the iwi will thrive
Te Te Arawa 500 Scholarship was created in 2010 with the goal of supporting 500 Te Arawa people into skilled employment by 2020. Each year, for the past 10 years, we have offered scholarships to the value of $1000 to our teritary students. All successful applicants were required to attend a wānanga held on a different Te Arawa Marae each year. The wānanga was an important aspect of the scholarship as it provided a support system which enabled students to reconnect to their whakapapa and whenua. With 2020 now upon us, this scholarship programme is now at an end. We are currently reviewing programme outcomes to showcase the success of our tauira. Once complete, this review will be available on our website.
Na reira, kia piki te ora me te maramatanga, me nga manaakitanga a te runga rawa ki runga i a koutou katoa.

Recipient Stories


He takoha na nga taonga o Tangaroa
Sustenance from the children of Tangaroa.
The Te Arawa Fisheries Iwi Partnership Programme seeks to establish partnerships between Te Arawa Fisheries and Representative Iwi Organisations that will deliver community projects that provide direct social benefits to iwi members. Talk to your Representative Iwi Organisation if you have a project that might be suitable. For more information on who your Iwi Representative is please contact our office.


Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu
However small, it is precious (every contribution is appreciated)
We provide 20kg of frozen fish fillets for all tangihanga held on a Te Arawa Marae or 10kg of Fish fillets for all tangihanga held at home within the Te Arawa region. Please call 07 349 3227 (during business hours) or 027 272 6463 (after hours) with details of the tangihanga to arrange collection. Please do not contact others, or our Te Arawa Fresh stores, to make these arrangements. Please note the following:
  • This fish is only for tangihanga.
  • Tangihanga must be held on a Te Arawa Marae or home within the Te Arawa region, relevant to the 10 constituent iwi on Te Kotahitanga o Te Arawa Fisheries Trust Board.
  • 20kg of frozen fish fillets will be allocated to tangihanga held on the Marae.
  • 10kg of frozen fish fillets will be allocated to tangihanga held at home within Te Arawa region.
  • Only the office or after hours delegate can authorise collection.
  • Fish can be collected from Rotorua or Tauranga following authorisation.


Piki kau ake te whakaaro pai, hauhake tonu iho
When a good thought comes up it is harvested, a good idea should be used immediately
Ma te hikoi tahi me te iwi, ka taea te arahi i a ratau
To lead the people is to walk alongside them

We provide small koha to events that support Te Arawa iwi members directly.  This fund is only for kaupapa that fit strict guidelines set out by our Trustees and must benefit the wider Te Arawa community and not individuals or individual whānau Should you wish to apply for a koha please contact our Office Administrator to discuss the process.  Each year we also support kaupapa such as Te Papatakaro Sports Awards, Pukenga Koeke, Matariki Koeke Ball, and have provide lunches to TKKM o Hurungaterangi through Ka Pai Kai Rotorua. 

Te manu e kai ana i te miro nona te ngahere, ko te manu e kai ana i te matauranga nona te ao.

The bird that consumes the miro berry, owns the forest, the bird that consumes education owns the world.