Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation

Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation (Mangatawa) is a Maori Incorporation that was formed on 27 May 1957. We currently have approximately 850 shareholders, with a total land holding of approximately 750 acres.

Since 1957 the main business activity had been farming, Kiwifruit development started in the 1970's and with new developments we are now at 30 canopy hectares of Haywood and G3 gold.

Our History

Long, long ago, a whale and her baby swam into the Tauranga Harbour. They swam through the entrance, past Mauao (Mt Maunganui) and Te Moutere o Matakana to Te Papa (Tauranga).

They decided to venture further into the harbour, so they swam up past Te Papa and Matapihi toward Maungatapu. Once there, they found the water getting shallower, so they decided to return to deeper water. However, instead of swimming back out through the entrance, they turned and headed into the Rangataua arm of the harbour, they could hear the ocean in the distance and tried to cross back to the Pacific Ocean between Matapihi and Papamoa.

The mother now named Mangatawa and her baby now named Hikurangi, became stranded with the outgoing tide, they drank from enchanted water's and turned to stone.

The father whale, now named Kopukairoa, came looking for his family and found them turned into stone that became our maunga, devastated he joined his family by drinking the echanted water's also turning to stone.

Our maunga are treasured by Nga Potiki and local iwi in Tauranga and afar and are here with us every day. 


Committee of Management

Your current Committee of Management are Kevin Haua (chair), Neil Te Kani (deputy), Wakata Kingi, Victoria Carroll and Paula Werohia.

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Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Inc - Maori Land Court Hearing

Notice of Application For Hearing Truman Lane Industrial Subdivision - Mainfreight Additional Area (Stage 2)

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Our Vision

Leaders in land development through sustainable business practices and enhancing shareholder value    Foundation Stratergy to retain ownership of the whenua and champion innovative development


Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation