Te Tai Uru

A unique Tikanga-based forum

Te Tai Uru was established in December 2020 and made up of representatives from the hapū of Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, including Ngai Tāwhiri and Ngāti Maru of Rongowhakaata, Whānau a Iwi of Te Aitangi A Māhaki, and Ngāti Kahutia and Ngāti Te Rangitauwhiwhia of Ngai Tāmanuhiri, along with Gisborne District Council and Eastland Port.

Our kaupapa of development ensures projects and operations are approached in an environmentally responsible, sustainable and culturally appropriate way. Engagement with iwi, hapū and all our neighbours from the start of projects – with ongoing, open collaboration - delivers positive outcomes for the communities where we live and work.

It’s our collective responsibility to work together as guardians, to help protect this important regional asset and the environment in which it’s based.

The purpose of Te Tai Uru is to help ensure that:

  • Cultural relationships and values are considered throughout the Port’s developments.
  • Hapū members can share mātauranga Māori with the Port.
  • The Port recognises and provides for the kaitiakitanga (guardianship) responsibilities of the hapū members.