The Hapū of Maungaharuru (the mountain) to Tangitū (the sea) are Marangatūhetaua (also known as Ngāti Tū), Ngāti Whakaari, Ngāi Tauira, Ngāti Kurumōkihi, Ngāi Te Ruruku ki Tangoio and Ngāi Tahu. Our marae is Tangoio Marae and our Kōhanga Reo is Punanga Te Wao. Our Hapū are represented by the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust.
Our takiwā (traditional area) is located in northern Te Matau-a-Māui (Hawke’s Bay). Our takiwā encompasses Keteketerau (the former outlet of Te Whanganui-ā-Orotu) in the south, to the Waitaha River in the north and from the Maungaharuru Range in the west to the coast and beyond to Tangitū (the sea) in the east.