Quarterly Newsletter

E ngā reo, e ngā mana, e ngā hau e wha, tēnā koutou,
tēnā koutou,
tēnā koutou kātoa.
"Whakapakari ki te hua o te kawariki - grow forth and never give in!"

Kōrero from our Manahautū

Kia ora whānau we would like to introduce you all to our new Manahautū Alan Riwaka who hails from Te Ātiawa. His key messaging is around our current treaty claims, developing our annual plan and how we can support our marae, our kaumātua, educational needs of our uri and social uplift of our whānau whanui o Ngāti Whātua. Alan is looking forward to maintaining a strong connection with you all and will give regular updates on our facebook page and website.
Please click on the link to view Alans clip:

Core Values

Mana Ngāti Whātua  •  Manaakitanga  •  Kaitiakitanga  •  Kainga

Image -Te Aweawe o te Rangi o Ngāti Whātua Flag: Taken at Waikaretu Marae, Pouto.
The above taonga of Te Aweawe o te Rangi Flag is a historical symbol of Ngāti Whātua.
Te Aweawe o te Rangi was a renowned ancestor of Ngāti Whātua, whose Pa site was located at Pouto, on the Northern head of the Kaipara Harbour.   The flag was flown at various marae, particularly on occasions of great moments in the life of the tribe. 
A replica had been made and is now located at the Rūnanga office in Whanarei and only used for the opening of new meeting houses, important hui, tangihana and for key kaumātua of Ngāti Whātua. The original flag which was returned to Pouto and was later buried at the place of significance and manawhenua of Haumoewaarangi the son of Te Aweawe o te Rangi.
*Source of reference:
A Ngati Whatua Treasure Comes to Light, 5 September 1986.
Hui Whanui o Ngāti Whātua - Oruawharo Marae 19-21 September 1986, 14-15 November 1986 Korokota Marae
Background Statement:
Archdeacon Taki Marden, hui held on 19-21 September 1986 Oruawharo.

Wai 303 / Maca Claims

Wai303 Update:
The Rūnanga originally received its mandate to drive the WAI303 claim following eight hui in 2008. Between 2008 and 2017 Southern parts of Ngāti Whātua had the expectation that the Rūnanga would address all outstanding matters in WAI303.
More recently the Rūnanga has undertaken pre-consultation with Iwi and has reviewed its position based upon new information that has come to light.  The most significant issue relates to the Crown's failure to be fair in its offer to Ngāti Whātua .  The Crown offer of $7.2 million is unjustified and disregards the Crown's own policies , and is a breach of the Crown's obligations to Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi.  The Crowns offer should be relative to what Pare Hauraki has been offered and should be nearer to $90 million.
The Rūnanga would like to complete WAI303 negotiations with the Crown during the 2019-2020 year, although they are mindful that the Crown may say no to increasing the offer. We are working towards signing the Deed of Settlement in March 2020.
We have received notice that Patuharekeke Trust Board has made an 'urgency' application to the Waitangi Tribunal to stop the Rūnanga from signing the Deed of Settlement with the Crown.  The Board is opposing the application on the basis there is no urgency, and the applicant's facts are incorrect and outdated.  The Rūnanga intends to seek a meeting with Patuharakeke and Parawhau to discuss what each hāpu want to do.  The Rūnanga want to support the aspirations of hāpu autonomy.

Marae Profiles

Kotahitanga (Unity)
A constant theme from the hui was that the most important thing was the bringing together of our people, "united in the faith", that everyone was important and that the big marae are nothing without the support of the smaller ones.  At the same time it was recognised we must have something to look up to otherwise there was no real hope for the future
Reference: Hui Whanui o Ngati Whatua, 23 September 1986.

Taita Marae

Ko Ngāti Whātua te Iwi
Ko Ngāti Torehina te Hāpu
Ko Maunganiu ki Tutamoe ngā Maunga
Ripiro te Moana, nui
Kaihu te Awa e rere ana
Ko Mahuhu ki Te Rangi te Waka
Taita te Marae te tu rangawaewae
Kia Mahara Koutou te Whare Tūpuna
Ngā Uri o Netana Patuawa

Hapū: Ngāti Torehina 
Wharenui: Kia Mahara Koutou.
Taita marae is located in Mamaranui, Dargaville, 1968 State Highway 12, Kaihu, Mamaranui   
Contact Number: 

Te Hā Oranga

Check Out Our New Website

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Upcoming Events

Here are some up and coming events to add to your calender's whānau.

Kaumātua Hauora Marae Challenge o Ngāti Whātua

When: Wednesday 27th November 2019
What: 4KM or 2KM Relay walk around the Loop
Time: 9am – 2pm
Where: 193 Lower Dent Street, Whangarei
Who: Hauora enthusiasts over 50!

For more information contact:
Joesephine Nathan on 09 470 0720                                                                                    


AGM 16 September, 2019

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