Ko Tāwhiuau te Maunga
Ko Rangitaiki te Awa
Ko Rangipo te Wehenga o te Tuna
Ko Ngāti Manawa te Iwi
Ko Tangiharuru te Tangata
The name Manawa is derived from our Tipuna Manawatu Manawaoho Manawarere Manawakotokoto. Ngāti Manawa trace their descent from the Tainui, Te Arawa and Mataatua canoes. Its eponymous ancestors are Apa-Hapai-Taketake and Tangiharuru. The Rohe of Ngāti Manawa can be best defined in the inherent korero from the last Paramount Chief Harehare Atarea Ngāti Manawa is a Central North Island Iwi based in Murupara whose traditional tribal area includes the Kuhawaea and Kaingaroa Plains and the middle and upper reaches of the Rangitaiki River. According to the 2006 census data, Ngāti Manawa has a population of 1,938. Ngāti Manawa’s beneficiary register has approximately 3,500 members. The area in which Ngāti Manawa claim interests for Treaty Settlement purposes covers approximately 249,000 hectares.