Mana Ngāti Whātua

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is driven by three sacred obligations: Mana Ngāti Whātua, Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga.

These obligations are upheld through the use of nine First Principles. These principles have been translated to form the Rūnanga strategy for focus and business.

The Rūnanga applies three First Principles to it's Mana Ngāti Whātua obligation. They are:

Reo

Reo is a language revitalisation strategy which has been designed to start a process which will rediscover, recover and protect te reo as a spoken language. The focus will be given to quality, correctness and promotion of the distinct language of Ngāti Whātua - te reo o Ngāti Whātua-ake. Promotion through te reo used in homes of the Ngāti Whātua Iwi will determine the success of this strategy. The strategy is currently under review; for more information click on the Reo link in the column to the left.

Mua

Mua is a cultural heritage strategy which has been designed to rediscover, recover and protect the cultural heritage information that is unique to Ngāti Whātua. The purpose is to reconnect the Iwi with their heritage and encourage them to expand on this applying it in new ways while looking after the integrity of our tupuna's valuable legacy.

Toi

I would like to present this arts and creativity strategy as one in this series.
The arts have always provided a variety of ways to express identity and reflect and interpret the environment
around people. lmportant information can be embellished, issues can be brought to the fore and beauty can
be appreciated. This strategy looks to begin a process of fostering creative talent and raising the status of
the unique arts of Ngati Whatua.

Toi is the arts and creativity strategy which believes that the arts have always provided a variety of ways to express identity and reflect and interpret the environment around people. Vital information can be embellished, issues can be brought to the fore and beauty can be appreciated. The strategy of Toi looks to begin a process of fostering creative talent and raising the status of the unique arts of Ngāti Whātua.

About Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is constituted as a body corporate by the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua Act 1988 and is a Māori Trust Board under the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955. It is the sole representative body and authorised voice to deal with issues affecting the whole of Ngāti Whātua. This authority was given by the tribe at a hui-a-iwi held at the Ōtamatea marae on Saturday 20th February 1993.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is represented by 11 Board members which for the purpose of representation is divided into five takiwa.
Te Rohe o Ngāti Whātua: Our tribal Area
Te rohe o Ngāti Whātua (iwi area) Ngāti Whātua is a confederation of hapū interconnected by both tātai and association over time.
Marae (by Takiwa) and Hapū
Hapū Nga Oho Ngai Tahuhu
Claims
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua has a mandate from Ngāti Whātua iwi whanui throughout the country, to negotiate with the Crown on their behalf for the comprehensive settlement of all of the remaining his
Ake 1179
Ngāti Whātua has the licence to broadcast on the 1179am frequency across Auckland and parts of Northland.