Ngati Whatua News

20 Years of Kaipara Festival Celebrated
18 August 2011
This month saw the 20th anniversary of the event which first began in 1992 at Kaipara College. Kapa haka groups from the Auckland region performed at Rodney College in Wellsford.
Ngati Whatua Focus at Rugby World Cup
18 August 2011
Waka Maori is a Ngati Whatua o Orakei led intiative for the Rugby World Cup.It involved a series of events that will be held in a unique purpose-built 70 metre long venue that follows the form of a waka.
Runanga Trustees Election
18 August 2011
Ngati Whatua marae are being asked to update their marae electoral rolls in preparation for the upcoming trustees election.
Ngati Whatua Carvings Stand Tall at Eden Park
4 February 2011
Four tekoteko designed by Ngāti Whātua Kai Whakairo (carver) Arekatera Maihi, have established a proud presence at the four corners of Eden Park in time for the Rugby World Cup. The tekoteko – representing Tanemahuta, the spirit of the forest; Rongo, the god of peace; Tumatauenga, the god of war; and Tawhirimatea, the god of wind – have been commissioned by the Eden Park Trust in conjunction with local iwi Ngāti Whātua o Orākei.
Young Ngāti Whātua Sportsman Honoured
15 December 2010
Reuben Te Rangi has been awarded two major New Zealand Sports Awards this month.
New Initiatives with Otago University
4 December 2010
The Rūnanga is continuing to develop relationships with Otago University. Discussions include looking at future possible scholarships for Ngāti Whātua students, and the development of Centres of Excellence in the rohe.
4 December 2010
The following presentation was delivered by Rūnanga chairman, Naida Glavish, to Auckland business leaders in November 2010. Today’s world is moving at break neck speed. With instant communication, someone is likely to ‘tweet’you the morning news, even before birds themselves have heralded the dawn. The faster our world seems to move, the more it is important to return to our origins, the simple models for living that evolved over thousands of years.
Ngāti Whātua Welcomes Framework Agreement for Tāmaki Makaurau
3 December 2010
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua and Ngāti Whatua o Ōrākei have both welcomed the framework agreement that sets out a process for recognising iwi interests in the volcanic cones, harbours and islands of Tāmaki Makaurau. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua chair, Naida Glavish, says the agreement is a significant step towards restoring the mana of Ngāti Whātua in Auckland.
Ngāti Whātua Signs MOU with Wellpark College in Albany
1 December 2010
Ngāti Whātua as Mana Whenua has established a direct relationship with Wellpark College and Prema Trust through Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua as the iwi authority.
Te Ha Oranga Ends Year on a High Note
1 December 2010
Te Hā Oranga services throughout the Ngāti Whātua rohe are getting great feedback as a result of a rebranding programme and return to a full complement of staff. Te Hā Oranga Personal Health Team Manager, Dale Te Iwimate, says it's been great to hear clients and new staff alike appreciate the new professional brand and improving standards of service delivery.