There are four recognised Rangitāne takiwa (regions) in New Zealand. They are Manawatu, Tamaki Nui a Rua, Wairarapa and Wairau. Each takiwa has an iwi runanga that operates independently from one another and represents the interests of Rangitāne people.
Our Rangitāne fishing company has based a tuna research project at the former Oringi Freezing Works. The runanga is fortunate to have a tight relationship with the Kura Kaupapa based near Makirikiri Marae and as a result are very strong in tikanga and reo Maori.