Eastland Group

Te Tai Uru

Te Tai Uru is a unique Tikanga-based forum that was established in December 2020.

The group is 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.

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.

Te Tai Uru meets regularly and discusses all aspects of Port projects and operations.

Cultural values relationship frameworks are being developed by the hapū, which will help inform port developments into the future.

See below for minutes and presentations from Te Tai Uru meetings to date.


  • Te Tai Uru Meetings


    • Te Tai Uru Protocol


    • 23 February 2022


    • 10 November 2021


    • 15 September 2021


    • 16 July 2021


    • 09 June 2021


    • 31 March 2021