Taniwha Marae Committee
Te Whakakitenga o Waikato
Te Whakakitenga o Waikato (formerly known as Te Kauhanganui) is the tribal authority that represents the people of Waikato-Tainui. Tribal members elect three members from their marae to represent them for three years on Te Whakakitenga o Waikato.
The current elected representatives for Taniwha Marae are Sam Toka, Jackie Colliar and Tawhiao Falwasser.
Te Arataura is the executive body that is made up of representatives from elected members of Te Whakakitenga o Waikato and the Kaahui Ariki representative. The Kaahui Ariki representative is appointed by the Head of the Kaahui Ariki. The remaining members are elected by Te Whakakitenga o Waikato for a three-year term.
Jackie Colliar is one of the eleven elected board members of Te Arataura.
Ngā Marae Tōpū
Ngā Muka Development Trust
Ngā Marae Tōpū is a body that represents the collective voice of about 120 Tainui marae.
Currently there is no Taniwha Marae representative.
Ngā Muka Development Trust (Ngā Muka) is a cluster of marae including Maurea, Horahora, Waikare, Taniwha and Okarea who meet and discuss issues within their respective areas.
Tawhiao Falwasser is the Taniwha Marae representative.
Te Riu o Waikato
Te Riu o Waikato started as a cluster of marae including Waiti, Te Hoe o Tainui, Matahuru Maurea, Horahora, Waikare, Taniwha, Okarea, Te Ohaaki, Kaitumutumu, Te Kauri, Waahi, and Taupiri who meet and discuss issues within their respective areas.
Harold Falwasser is the Taniwha Marae representative.
The Waikato River settlement established a new era of co-management that enables Waikato-Tainui in partnership with the Crown and with input from river users to establish fisheries bylaws for the Waikato River.
Willie Tipene is the Taniwha Marae representative.