Our team will be updating the Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki tribal register and database over the next few weeks. The tribal register for Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki people is maintained by Uenuku Charitable Trust. As registered members, you are:

  • acknowledging your whakapapa and connection to the iwi and many hapū of Uenuku (nā-Tūkaihoro), Tamakana and Tamahaki
  • able to vote in elections (if you are 18 years +) and processes requiring iwi decision-making, such as settlement of Te Tiriti o Waitangi claims
  • able to stand for election to the Board of Uenuku Charitable Trust and its subsidiaries, Te Ara Tupua Charitable Trust (social & cultural), Te Mano o te Whenua Tupua Charitable Trust (environmental), and Ngā Purapura Tupua Charitable Trust (commercial).
  • able to have your say and assist the Board to effectively plan for the future
  • able to receive news, information and updates on tribal business
  • eligible to apply for scholarships and/or grants that you may be entitled to.

It is vitally important that the register remains accurate and up-to-date. Please expect a phone call from Ariana or Moana to check on any changes to your address, phone numbers, email address, children’s details. If your contact or other details have changed, you can also update your registration details by clicking here: Update Your Registration Details.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to my registration information?
We collect your registration details and enter it into our confidential electronic database. This database stores only the information you give us at the time of registration. You will need to advise us if your details change.

Is my information supplied to anyone else?
Uenuku Charitable Trust has a strict privacy policy that means your details are kept confidential, safe and secure. We do not provide tribal members’ information to any outside party.

Why do I have to provide my whakapapa?
Whakapapa information confirms how you whakapapa to Uenuku, Tamakana and Tamahaki, and assists in verifying your application for enrolment on the tribal register.

Verification of enrolment details
After they are received, each application for enrolment on the register must be validated by verifying whakapapa connections. Applications for enrolment on the register may not be accepted if insufficient or incorrect whakapapa information has been supplied. If there is difficulty with verification of enrolment details, we will contact you.

Does registering on the Uenuku, Tamakana, Tamahaki tribal register mean I can’t register with another iwi?
No. You have the right to register with every iwi you whakapapa to.

How old do I have to be?
You must be 18 years + to register.

What about my children?
You can register children under 18 years on your personal registration form. When children turn 18 they will automatically be transferred to adult membership. Children aged 18 years + must complete their own registration form.

How to Register

Register online
Click here for Online Registration, or

Download and print a registration form
Click here for the Printable Registration Form, or

Update your registration details
If your contact or other details have changed, click here to Update Your Registration Details. It is vitally important that the Register remains accurate and up-to-date. Please notify our office with changes of address, contact details, births, and family bereavements.

Check if you are registered
Call our Office Manager Ariana Hawira on 06 385 4900 or click here to send us an email.

Pick up a registration form from our Raetihi offices or have one sent to you
Call our Office Manager Ariana Hawira on 06 385 4900 or click here to send us an email.

Help with Registration
If you have any registration query or need help with forms, please call our Office Manager Ariana Hawira on 06 385 4900 or click here to send us an email.

Help build the tribal register
Registering our people is an ongoing process. It will take several years to establish a comprehensive tribal register of those who whakapapa to Uenuku (nā Tūkaihoro), Tamakana and Tamahaki. You can help by encouraging your whānau networks to register, by collecting registrations on behalf of your whānau, by helping kaumātua and rangatahi to register, and by advising us of changes to contact details, births and family bereavements.


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