Our Partnership Projects and Representation


Through our Appointments Policy, we have mandated uri on a number of Council, public and private boards and committees. We also have a number of projects - all of which you can read more on here:


KiwiRail iReX Project

Taranaki Whānui have partnered with KiwiRail, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui on a project that will see two new ferries connecting Te Upoko o te Ika and Te Tauihu.

The iReX project will also see the re-development of the Kaiwharawhara Wellington and Waitohi Pictor terminals and the creation of a memorable passenger experience that is infused with the narratives of our history as mana whenua. Mana whenua are involved with all aspects of this projects - design, brand, naming, environmental monitoring and ensuring the protection and preservation of Kaiwharawhara Stream - an important and significant area as it was once a kainga.

Through this project, uri of Taranaki Whānui will be provided with a number of opportunties - we encourage you to stay in touch and perhaps, bookmark www.irex.co.nz.


Lets Get Wellington Moving

April 2022

Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika are working in partnership with Let’s Get Wellington Moving to help shape the future of Wellington.  Let’s Get Wellington Moving is a $6.4 billion multi-decade programme for Wellington’s transport and urban development future, and a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Wellington.

The 20-year programme includes mass rapid transit connecting the central city with Newtown and the eastern suburbs, walking and cycling improvements, investment in a smarter transport network, and strategic highway improvements including at the Basin Reserve and the Mt Victoria Tunnel. At its heart, the programme seeks to move more people with fewer vehicles. Let’s Get Wellington Moving is a is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira have recently joined the Governance of the programme and are now helping the programme at an operational level to ensure that mana whenua perspectives are appropriately considered. 

Taranaki Whānui mandated representatives working with Let’s Get Wellington Moving are:


Governance Reference Group Representative

 •  Kirsty Tamanui – Member

Iwi Advisory Group Members

 •  Peter Jackson – Operational representative

 •  Ihaia Puketapu – Operational representative

 •  Pekaira Rei – Operational representative

 •  Leslie Brown – Operational representative


Let’s Get Wellington Moving is significant and long-term project for the capital, and this is the start of an ongoing kōrero. Taranaki Whānui representatives are currently part of initial discussions with the Let’s Get Wellington Moving team, with the wider iwi membership engagement occuring April 2022.  For further information on this click here.


For more information please contact Kirsty Tamanui (kirsty@portnicholson.org.nz / 04 472 3872 or 0800 767 8642) or check out the Let’s Get Wellington Moving website https://lgwm.nz/

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