Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga is the governance body which owns and administers the collective assets for the benefit of Ngāti Mutunga. Their office is based in Urenui.

If you whakapapa to Ngāti Mutunga, to be eligible for these scholarships make sure to register at the link below.

Iwi Website
For more information on the iwi history and registration, visit their website.

Ngāti Mutunga and their Trust have joined the MET Application Portal, and have scholarships available on there now!

Available to a full-time Tertiary student who can Whakapapa to Ngāti Mutunga

Applications must be received by Sunday, 4:30pm - 30 Paenga-whāwhā (April) 2023.


Applicants must:

  1. Be of New Zealand Māori descent; and actively involved in Marae and Te Ao Māori – and can demonstrate this
  2. Be of Ngāti Mutunga descent.
  3. Must be registered with Te Runanga o Ngāti Mutunga.
  4. Must be formally enrolled in a New Zealand or International University, Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, Wānanga and Private Training Establishment.

Supporting Information you need to provide:

  • Whakapapa verification: This will need to be completed by a kaumātua or you may submit an Iwi registration confirmation letter.
  • Enrolment Confirmation.
  • NSN Number. This is your unique ID with the Ministry of Education that you can get from your tertiary institute or NZQA.
  • Certified Academic Transcript from last year of study.
  • Encoded bank deposit slip or bank verification of your bank account number.
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Important Information:

  1. Information will be saved automatically as you move from one page of the application to the next.
  2. If you cannot complete the application on-line, either contact the office for support (details below), or submit a hard-copy application to which all supporting documentation must be attached.
  3. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  4. If you meet scholarship criteria, you can apply for as many scholarships as you wish, however you can only be awarded one.
  5. You must advise the Māori Education Trust of any changes to your application (e.g. change of address or withdrawal from study). All changes must be advised in writing (email or post).
  6. All applicants (successful and unsuccessful) will be notified in writing within three months after the scholarship closing date.
  7. Don’t forget, if you have any questions, you can contact Ngāti Mutunga by phone: (06) 752-3247 or email: office@ngatimutunga.iwi.nz