Ngati Whatua News

1 December 2010
There's a saying that goes: "Be careful what you wish for!" I have been reminded of that this year as the aspirations of the Iwi begin to bear fruit and place great demands on my time personally, and that of the representatives of the Rūnanga.
Whangarei Musician Strives to Achieve Unity Through Music
1 September 2010
The title of Whangarei musician Brownie King's first song out on CD sums up his attitude to life; Kotahitanga (Unity).
1 September 2010
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is broadcasting music and short items about the Iwi on the radio station that used to broadcast Ruia Mai. Te Reo o Ngāti Whātua Ake is currently on air in Auckland on 1179am and is targeted at 30-to 55-year-olds living in the Ngāti Whātua rohe.
1 September 2010
A new Tohu (brand) for Te Hā Oranga is now being used on the service's buildings in Wellsford, Helensville and Dargaville. The new signage has a visual connection with the Heru Hapai brand of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua.
1 September 2010
A number of discussions with the Ministry of Education have been completed to set up opportunities to include Ngāti Whātua in early childhood education, schools and tertiary education programmes. Education issues spokesperson for the Rūnanga, Tame Te Rangi, says the discussions have scoped a strategy and plan to outline how the Ministry's relationship with Ngāti Whātua should look like for the foreseeable future. "We've been looking at how we put a Ngāti Whātua perspective into the curriculum for schools throughout the rohe," he says.
Graham Jordon (left) and Naida Glavish.
1 September 2010
Ngāti Whātua has been internationally recognised for its contribution to developing sustainable fisheries. The Friends of the Sea organisation presented an award to Rūnanga chair, Naida Glavish, and Leigh Fisheries chairman, Graham Jordan at the European Seafood Exposition, the world's largest fish fair held in Belgium. The fair was held in Brussels in May. It attracts buyers and sellers from 140 countries and features stands from over 1600 exhibitors.
1 September 2010
Steady progress is being made with the Tāmaki collective considering treaty settlements in Tāmaki Makaurau. Ngāti Whātua is one of three groupings of Iwi that make up the collective. The other two are Hauraki/Marutūahu, and Tainui/Waikato/Tāmaki. The collective are meeting on a fortnightly basis with chief crown negotiator, Michael Dreaver to identify milestones the collective wish to achieve.
New Taonga Created to Honour Ancient Ngāti Whātua Taonga
1 September 2010
A high quality photographic book recording a collection of Ngāti Whātua taonga has been produced by the Rūnanga. Hono contains images of Ngāti Whātua taonga that are currently in institutions and private collections throughout the country.
Jolene Ailsa Nathan Patuawa-Tuilave
3 July 2010
19 May 1977- 24 June 2010 [Scottish and Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Te Uri-o-Hau, Te Roroa, Ngāti Torehina, Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Whātua] A significant Ngāti Whātua leader, Jolene Patuawa passed away on 24 June 2010 after a battle with cancer. The youngest of four daughters from Kerepe Wiremu and the late Judith Patuawa [nee Fisher] Jolene was born and raised in Dunedin. Sadly her mother passed away in 1981 at the age of 32 after a similar battle with cancer.
1 March 2010
Tena Ra Koutou Ara Tatou Katoa As the new decade of 2010 is getting well underway, the opportunities for Ngāti Whātua look set to really take off. Activity around the settlement of outstanding treaty claims in Tāmaki Makaurau and the Kaipara has taken a great leap forward, and progress on the Iwi wide claim is gathering momentum.