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. 

News

Committee of Management

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

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Maori Land Court - "Rehearing"

On 21 June 2018 a ‘rehearing’ to amend orders to accommodate the Mainfreight development within the Truman Lane Industrial Development will be heard by Judge S Clarke at the Tauranga MLC. Truman Lane Industrial Development (Lot 1 DPS 65413 and Part Mangatawa Papamoa SO452445 Block)

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Maori Land Court Applications

On the 25 January 2018 a second hearing for the shareholder's on the 2 development proposals Truman Lane Industrial Development (Lot 1 DPS 65413 and Part Mangatawa Papamoa SO452445 Block) Proposed Pacific Lakes Retirement Village ( Asher Block Lot E Block)

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2016/2017 Dividends and Kaumatua Grants

The 2016/2017 dividends and kaumatua grants (distributed to those aged 65yrs+ upon application) have been paid to those shareholders with known addresses and current bank account details and have dividends owing to them over $10.00. If you live overseas and we have your postal address, payment will be disbursed to in the new year. If you have any queries, please contact the office.

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Our Vision

The shareholders of Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation and their whanau enjoy maximum benefits from their shareholding.

Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation