As outlined in the Rūnanga's Trust Deed, Takiwā means a representative group of Marae/Hapū and can also include individuals acting through their duly appointed Trustee. Takiwā are located within Te Whare o Puhi, Tāmaki Makaurau ki Te Rerenga Wairua and are named, respectively
Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki Whangarei;
Te Rōpū Takiwā o Mangakahia
Ngāpuhi ki te Hauauru
Ngāpuhi Hokianga ki te Raki
Ngā Ngaru o Hokianga
Taiāmai ki te Marangai
Te Rūnanga o Taumarere ki Rākaumangamanga
Te Takiwā o Ngāti Hine
Te Takiwā o Ngāpuhi ki te Tonga o Tāmaki Makaurau
Ngāpuhi ki Waitemata.
Each Takiwā has a nominated and elected representative on the Board of Trustees. Te Takiwā o Ngāti Hine have withdrawn their representation on the Board of Trustees.
Each Takiwā is governed by an executive committee, including but not limited to a chairperson, secretary and treasurer. Takiwā also meet regularly. A list of current takiwā executive representatives are available here and can advise when their Takiwā hui are held.
The geographical areas that each Takiwā represents is show in the maps below and in the information provided here