The Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) hold a paramount place in the historical, spiritual, ancestral and cultural identity of the thirteen iwi and hapū of Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau (the Māori tribes of Auckland);
Marutūāhu Rōpū - Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Pāoa, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Whanaunga, Te Patukirikiri
Ngāti Whātua Rōpū - Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua
Waiohua Tāmaki Rōpū - Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Tamaoho, Ngāti Te Ata, Te Ākitai Waiohua, Te Kawerau ā Maki
The Tūpuna Maunga Authority represents a new era in the governance and management of these important taonga (treasures), securing their protection, enhancement and care for generations to come.
The Tūpuna Taonga Trust holds the maunga in trust on behalf of the thirteen iwi / hapū of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, ensuring Mana Whenua values are at the forefront of their long-term care.