King's Birthday opening hours

12:00am 03 Jun 2024

Over the King's Birthday public holiday (Monday 3 June 2024) some of our facilities will be closed or have reduced hours.

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Te rōpū Whanaungatanga a Iwi

Iwi Relationship Team

Nau mai, haere mai. NPDC’s Iwi Relationships Team represent and advocate for tāngata whenua, connecting iwi, hapū and the Council.

We aim to facilitate clear communication and build strong partnerships between different groups to ensure Māori have a strong, well-informed voice in decision-making. We know that engaging and consulting with tangata whenua early in decision-making leads to a better understanding of the issues and opportunities that exist for our people, within our district.

Aroha Chamberlain and Anaru Wilkie with Arohatia te reo sign

Meet the team

Aroha Chamberlain

Kaitakawaenga/Manager Iwi Relationships

06 759 6060

Iwi: Te Ati Haunui-ā-Paparangi, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Rarawa, Te Uri o Hau, Ngapuhi.

Aroha is responsible for providing direction, advice and support to the elected Council, Chief Executive and staff of New Plymouth District Council on the development and management of relationships with iwi/hapu. Aroha also coaches and mentors Māori staff.

Anaru Wilkie


06 759 6060

Iwi: Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Koata, Ngāti Rarua

Anaru works with iwi, hapu and the wider community, providing assistance and guidance around issues and opportunities related to tangata whenua. He also supports staff to better understand and incorporate the principals of te ao Māori into the NPDC workplace.