Who we are

Discover the history of the Maori Women's Welfare League as well as it's influence on integral decisions in Aotearoa that can shape our future.Ikaroa members are extremely proud of the wahine who had the vision to form the League more than 60 years ago.

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What we do

The Ikaroa Region has the most number of branches in the country so we’re kept busy doing a number of things within our respective communities. These include a broad range of activities constantly taking place from rural to townships, and coastal to city environments.

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Membership

The Ikaroa Region has a great support network that can assist Māori woman in their everyday life. Why not join our increasing membership, network with others, meet new wahine and contribute to the whanau within your community. Together we can help each other, Tatou Tatou.

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Areas we cover

The IKAROA Region covers a vast area in the lower North Island and has the largest number of branches in the country. The IKAROA area encompasses Napier in the north, across to Rangitikei in the west, and south to Wellington.

IKAROA financial branches include: Ahuriri, Flaxmere, Napier, Otatara, Nga Whetu ki Onekawa, Te Aratika ki Heretaunga, Porangahau, Waipatu Karamu, Nga Hau i Wha ki Wharite, Rangitaane o Manawatu, Awahou, Tararua ki Otaki, Te Puawai, Kauwhata, Ngati Toa, Ngati Poneke, Pitoone, Te Roopu Whakawhaiti, Ngakau Kotahi, Rimutaka, Ruahine, Wainuiomata, Te Peka o Ruamahanga and Wairarapa.