The Rūnanga applies three First Principles to it's Manaakitanga obligation. They are:


Ihi is a strategy to motivate intrinsic wellness in Ngāti Whātua people.


Ako is a strategy to improve educational opportunity for Ngāti Whātua. The Rūnanga is currently evolving relationships with Minisitry of Education, Otago University and other education providers. Marae and tikanga based learning is a focus for the Rūnanga.


Ora is a strategy to achieve total wellbeing for the iwi. The Rūnanga undertakes a number of activities under Ora, both in direct service via Te Hā Oranga, and in policy development, advice and partnership with health service providers in Northland and Auckland.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua wishes to support our whānau to be successful in life and in education, without compromising our wawata (dreams), tikanga or reo
Te Hā Oranga
Te Hā Oranga is a Ngāti Whātua organisation that provides health and wellbeing services to everyone within the Ngāti Whātua rohe. Services include: