Ngāti Toa Rangatira

Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira was established in 1990. It is the mandated iwi authority for Ngāti Toa Rangatira, and the administrative body of iwi estates and assets. Their office is based in Porirua.

Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira manages political and public interests on behalf of Ngāti Toa Rangatira including Tiriti claims and settlements, commercial and customary fisheries, health services (including primary mental health and residential care services), social services, central and local government relationships, and resource and environmental management. It is also responsible for commercial interests including property assets. Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira Incorporated is a non-profit incorporated society with charitable status.

The rohe of Ngāti Toa extends from the Whangaehu River south along the ranges to Turakirae. It then crosses Raukawa Moana (Cook Strait) to Marlborough and Nelson. This is encapsulated in the tribal pepeha: Mai i Miria te Kakara ki Whitireia, whakawhiti te moana Raukawa, ki Wairau, ki Whakatū.

To be eligible you must be a beneficiary and registered with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. You can register or get more information by visiting their website.

For more information on the history and operations, details on how to register as a member, as well as the types of Education Grants they offer, you can visit their website by using the button below.



iwi website

If you are registered with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira and believe you are eligible to apply, you can do so by going to the Application Portal using the button below.

NOTE: You must indicate that one of your six (6) iwi affiliations is Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira in order for the scholarship application to show up on the homepage.

Application Portal

Applying for Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira Scholarships:

When you apply for a Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira scholarship via the MET Application Portal it is VERY IMPORTANT that you select Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira one of your iwi affiliations. If you do not, you won’t be able to apply for these scholarships.


If you haven’t selected the correct iwi and wish to change your iwi affiliations to access the scholarship application, please email