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Iwi (tribal) identification

In the New Zealand censuses since 1991, residents of Māori descent were asked to indicate the tribe to which they were affiliated. The figures below show the number who indicated the Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes (including those who indicated more than one tribe), and the regions where they were found in the greatest numbers in 2013.

Ngāi Tāmanuhiri

  • 1991 census: 546
  • 2001 census: 1,173
  • 2006 census: 1,662
  • 2013 census: 1,719

Major regional locations

  • Gisborne: 714
  • Wellington: 210

Rongowhakaata

  • 1991 census: 2,358
  • 2001 census: 3,612
  • 2006 census: 4,710
  • 2013 census: 4,920

Major regional locations

  • Gisborne: 1,854
  • Wellington: 609

Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki

  • 1991 census: 2,742
  • 2001 census: 4,365
  • 2006 census: 5,877
  • 2013 census: 6,258

Major regional locations

  • Gisborne: 2,550
  • Wellington: 798
How to cite this page:

Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/turanganui-a-kiwa-tribes/page-5 (accessed 14 November 2018)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017