Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau was first established in 1861 by Rangitāne leaders as a forum for representing early land issues caused by landlessness amongst the Māori of Marlborough.
Since then Te Rūnanga a Rangitāne o Wairau has continued to provide representation and advocacy for Rangitāne iwi members across a range of social and political issues affecting Rangitāne o Wairau.
The Rangitāne o Wairau vision for the future is to be culturally and economically vibrant. We work proactively and collaboratively with both government and community agencies. Naturally, we also work close with other iwi across Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Māui and Te Waipounamu.