Literally translated, Ikaroa means the long part of the fish. This is thought to be most appropriate for our region as it sprawls from Taranaki to Hawkes Bay, and we are situated between the head (Te Upoko o te Ika - Wellington) and the tail (Hikuwai). Ikaroa is also the traditional name for the Maori Land Court that served most of this region.
In 1999 members of LIANZA's Central Region voted overwhelmingly to change the name of the region from "Central" to "Ikaroa".
We welcome new members to the LIANZA Ikaroa region. If you are a personal member of LIANZA, you are automatically part of the Ikaroa Region. Please let us know if you would like to join us - we work hard but we also have fun!