Ngāti Whātua has interests in five harbours throughout its rohe; Whangārei, Mangawhai, Kaipara, Waitematā and Manukau.

The Kaipara Harbour is one of the largest harbours in the southern hemisphere and is the largest enclosed harbour in Aotearoa.

Science has recently confirmed that the Kaipara is a critical breeding ground for a number of species in both the West and East Coasts of the North Island and of course a Kohanga for the iconic Tamure.

This proximity to the abundance of Tangaroa dictated that Ngāti Whātua placed exceptionally high importance on kaimoana for hospitality, sustenance and trade.

We are currently working closely with the government as it considers reforms to the Foreshore and Seabed legislation.

Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today opened the 2014 Youth Fund, with $200,000 available for applications from young people for community projects.
A major scholarships programme to support the development of Māori business capability and the growth of Māori industry is seeking to fill 50 scholarships for Māori tertiary students in 2013.
20 Years of Kaipara Festival Celebrated
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.
Huia Publishers and the Māori Literature Trust are excited to announce the return of the Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers.
The finalists for the 2013 Pikihuia Awards for Māori Writers have been announced.
The Representation Commission has released proposed new electorate boundaries for the next general elections, with 43 electorates facing changes and an additional general electorate in Auckland.
Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Maia Limited is pleased to offer education grants for 2014.
Accent on Love for Te Reo
Published: Auckland Now One of the first concepts children at Maori language nests learn is: ko toku reo, toku ohooho - my language is my awakening.
Thank you to all who participated in the recent Akō survey. The responses have now been collected and analysed and we have attached a summary of the results for you to read.
Ako Survey Draw
Thanks to all the whanau who have completed the Education survey so far. Congratulations to our winner of the Panasonic digital camera: Otene Reweti
The Tai Tokerau family violence consortium, Amokura, has won a human rights award in New York. Amokura is hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua and supported by a consortium of seven northern iwi authorities; Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahu, Whaingaroa, Ngapuhi, Ngati Wai and Ngāti Whātua. Amokura won the Alumni Human Rights Prize from the Leitner Centre for International Law and Justice in New York.
Annual Hui Change Of Date
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Hui of the Runanga which was advertised for Saturday 3 December 2011 has been rescheduled to: Date: Saturday 10 December 2011
Nominated as a Road of National Significance by the Government in 2009, NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has been working with Iwi and hapu representatives on a range of issues in relation to this
Atamira Maori in the City
ATAMIRA the country's largest three day celebration of Maori culture, held every second year in Auckland, will take place at the Cloud and Shed 10, Queens Wharf on the Auckland waterfront September
Atamira- Maori in the City
The country's largest three day celebration of Maori culture, Atamira; Maori in the City returns to Auckland this month.
18 November 2013 Media Statement
Rugby World Cup may be well over, but the Tekoteko designed by Ngati Whatua carver, Katz Maihi are now a permanet part of the landscape. Here is a video telling the story of the carvings.
Te Rūnanga o Ngati Whatua has 11 representatives of each constituent marae/hapu. The elected members appointed for a three year term that commenced on February 1 2009 are:
Below you can find a copy of the Deed of Mandate.
News Release June 7, 2012 Deed of Settlement for Tāmaki Collective Positive For Ngāti Whātua
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Members of Ngāti Whatua o Kaipara were in Parliament to witness the third and final reading of the Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara Claims Settlement Bill and see it pass into legislation on Thursday, 6 June
News Release, 15 November 2012: Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
In the latest issue of CATCHup, Fisheries Inshore New Zealand farewells Hally Toia a long time director of Northern Inshore who passed away earlier this month.
The NORTHLAND YOUTH SUMMIT will be held at NorthTec Raumanga Campus in Whangarei on 12th and 13th of June.
Prestigious scholarships offer valuable financial support to Māori postgraduate, undergraduate and secondary students
Hapainga celebrates Waitangi Day at Native Noise Festival
Ngāti Whātua's Hapainga team celebrated Waitangi Day this year in style at the Native Noise Festival 2009. Celebrations were held at Okahu Bay and hosted by Ngāti Whātua o Orākei, in collaboration with Auckland City Council. Hapainga is the Ngāti Whātua interpretation of Mana Hapai, a co-production initiative with Te Puni Kokiri. The Hapainga campaign is based on three projects: Mua, the cultural heritage of Ngāti Whātua; Toi, Ngāti Whātua's distinctive art and creativity; and Leaders, our cultural and practical leadership.
Published: Media release by Te Uri O Hau Settlement Trust
Historical Account Nearly Complete
The preparation of the historical account of Ngāti Whātua as an Iwi is now 90 per cent complete. The draft has been completed by historian, David Armstrong, who has extensive experience in the preparation of historical accounts for treaty claims.
RODNEY TIMES -- Two of Sir Hugh Kawharu's five daughters have followed in his footsteps, receiving New Year honours.
Applications are now open for iwi and hapu to apply for help through the 2013 Wai Ora fund.
Updated at 8:56 pm on 20 November 2013 Te Roroa iwi in Te Tai Tokerau are feeling a sense of vindication that a Northland farmer wh
Jolene Ailsa Nathan Patuawa-Tuilave
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.
It’s a long way from the warm shores of the Kaipara to the icy landscapes of Finland, but that’s the journey about to be undertaken by a group of Ngāti Whātua tamariki and rangatahi. Kahurangi ki Kaipara, a young Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara kapa haka group aged 4-16 years old, are putting in the hard yards ahead of participating in the International Folklore Festival in Tampere, Finland, in June this year.
Following the opening of Kaihu Valley Puna on the 9 May 2012, a new Co-ordinator has been found. Heidi Te Rore’s appointment to this role is featured on
The Kāinga Whenua Loan Scheme is an initiative between Housing New Zealand and Kiwibank to help Māori achieve home ownership on their multiple-owned land.*
A sacred obligation to PROTECT Papatuanuku
TVNZ -- Margaret Kawharu of Ngati Whatua was acknowledged in this year's New Year Honours list for her work in achieving justice over confiscated iwi lands.
Mana Ngāti Whātua
A sacred obligation to uphold the MANA of Ngāti Whātua
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.
Published: TeachNZ, Ministry of Education
As part of the Best of the West Festival organised by Kumeu Wine Country, Ngati Whatua whanau are running a Maori Village with a number of events staged throughout the show running from October 9 t
1/08/2013 The Mayor has welcomed the next step in the historic Tamaki Collective settlement.
Tena ra koutou ara tatou katoa, Welcome to our first newsletter of 2009. I am honoured to again accept the role of chairman of the Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua Trustees following the first meeting of the newly elected board in February. Our board remains largely unchanged with the exception of Russell Kemp, who is replaced by Tapihana Shelford.
The Iwi-wide treaty claim for Ngāti Whātua has taken a number of twists and turns this year, and I am pleased to say after several hiccups, not of our own making, we are now starting to make progress. A government initiated proposal from former Minister, Sir Douglas Graham, to settle all outstanding claims in the Auckland region put a temporary spanner in the works of the process we have been progressing to take our claim to an Agreement in Principle.
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.
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.
New Initiatives with Otago University
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.
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.
A new Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua Board has been appointed for a 3 year term commencing on 24 February 2012. The eleven members are:
New Taonga Created to Honour Ancient Ngāti Whātua Taonga
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.
The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board has announced two new education initiatives as part of this year’s 70th anniversary celebratio
The broadband fibre optic network from Auckland to Whangarei, backed by Northland iwi, is complete and will be officially opened on May 31.
Ngati Whatua Carvings Stand Tall at Eden Park
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.
Ngati Whatua Focus at Rugby World Cup
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.
Ngati Whatua Joins Partners in Broadband Launch
A partnership led by three Taitokerau has achieved a major milestone in the development of rural broadband in New Zealand with the launch of Taitokerau Networks Limited Partnership.
Ngati Whatua o Kaipara members are approaching the closing date to decide whether to accept, or not accept, the Deed of Settlement for the South Kaipara Treaty Settlement. If accepted it allows the trustees to enter into the Deed which further allows the settlement to follow through once the legislation allows.
Orakei marae will be hosting the Ngati Whatua Orakei Education Festival on Saturday 23 March 2013 commencing at 10.00am. Volunteers are Needed.
When: Sunday, 6 April 2014 Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Ngāti Whātua Orākei Whai Maia Ltd has three new employment opportunities within its Knowledge and Careers Unit.
Ngati Whatua Orakei plans $24m housing project beside Bastion Pt
Ngati Whatua Orakei have $24 million plans to build up to 75 houses and apartments alongside Bastion Pt, underwriting mortgages for whanau to assist in home ownership.
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.
Ngāti Whātua Reluctantly Joins Auckland City Maori Advisory Board
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua has reluctantly decided to participate in the Maori Advisory Board to be set up as part of the new Auckland Council structure, but has vowed alongside Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei to continue to fight for representation on the full council. Chair, Naida Glavish, says Ngāti Whātua as an iwi has always been willing to engage with the leadership of the city ever since the days of Hobson, even in blatantly flawed forms of governance.
Ngāti Whātua Signs MOU with Wellpark College in Albany
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 Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua took a leading role at the Māori Fisheries Conference held in Napier at the end of March. The Iwi is a shareholder in Leigh Fisheries, who is the major sponsor of the event. Chairman, Naida opened the Leigh presentations at the conference and discussed the unique relationship the Iwi has formed with Leigh Fisheries, a highly successful international fresh fish exporter.
Tena koutou. The Rautaki Reo Māori team are promoting a waiata wero to our whānau of Ngāti Whātua. The wero begins on Monday 12th May and will finish on Friday the 30th May.
Ngāti Whātua Welcomes Framework Agreement for Tāmaki Makaurau
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.
The Waitangi Day festival
Call for Nominations in Runanga Election
Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua has called for nominations for the election of 11 members to the Runanga board of trustees.
Notice is hereby given that the 2012 Annual Hui of the Runanga will be held on; Date: Saturday, 20 April 2013 Time: 10.00am Venue: to be confirmed*
Nominations are being called for the election of Trustees to Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua. Nominations close Friday 21 October 2011 at 5pm.
November Newsletter
The Runanga has released their November issue of 'Kokowai'.
The winners were announced at the Pikihuia Awards evening held at Te Papa in Wellington on Saturday 14 September 2013.
Niki Rata and David Krippner
Thousands of people helped Puhoi celebrate its 150th anniv
Notice is hereby given that the 2012 Annual Hui of the Runanga which was advertised for Saturday 20 April 2013 has been postponed until further notice.
Notice is hereby given that the 2012 and 2013 Annual Hui of the Runanga which was advertised for Saturday 23 November 2013 has been postponed until further notice.
The Ngati Whatua marae poupou scheduled for Saturday 23 March 2013 at Oruawharo marae has been postponed until further notice.
The Ngati Whatua poupou hui scheduled for Saturday 23 March 2013 has been postponed until further notice.
Archaeologists are investigating a site at Long Bay after
In the spirit of celebrating and promoting educational success and achievement for Ngāti Whātua we present; TAIOHI PUMANAWA - RODNEY COLLEGE
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua has bought a 5.22 percent shareholding in Leigh Fisheries. A rare opportunity arose to purchase shares in the highly successful export-led fishing company. Leigh Fisheries is New Zealand's leading exporter of chilled fish, delivering fish within three days of being caught to markets in Europe, the United States and Japan. The company exports species such as bluenose and hapuka from New Zealand but is involved in a number of international joint ventures including exporting fish to the United States from Asia.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is purchasing, by way of a long term agreement, what was formerly a private school in Silverdale. The property was offered for sale to the Iwi by former Rodney mayor John Laws, and his wife Lesley. The Happy Rainbow School, also known as Koru Grove, ran on the property teaching as a Steiner school, based on the educational methods of Rudolph Steiner. A plan will be developed by the Rūnanga for the future use of the property and is likely to have an educational focus.
Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua chairman, Naida Glavish is part of a panel to review Te Puni Kokiri.
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.
Graham Jordon (left) and Naida Glavish.
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.
Runanga Trustees Election
Ngati Whatua marae are being asked to update their marae electoral rolls in preparation for the upcoming trustees election.
Applications are now open for the TŪ KAHIKA Scholarship and the REACH (Realising Educational Aspirations for Careers in Health) Scholarship through the University of Otago.
Ngati Whatua Nga Rima o Kaipara - Summer Hakinakina 2013
Ngati Whatua Nga Rima o Kaipara Charitable Trust - Summer Hakinakina 2013 For more details; Contact: Kiri on phone 09 420 9761
Where is Ngati Whatua At With Education?
Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua wishes to support our whanau to always be successful in life and in education, without compromising our wawata (dreams), our tikanga or our reo to achieve this.
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.
Clinic days - every 2nd Wednesday of each month (unless notified otherwise) For appointments please call (09) 439 3013
Clinic days - last Thursday of each month (unless notified otherwise) For appointments please call (09) 439 3013
Appointment times: 9.30am - 11.30am Aranga Primary School 12.30pm - 2.00pm Waipoua Kohanga Reo
NOTE: There is no clinic in December 2013 Clinic days - every 4th Wednesday of each month (unless notified otherwise)
Clinic days - Every 2nd Thursday of each month (unless notified otherwise) For appointments please call (09) 439 3013
Te Ha Oranga Ends Year on a High Note
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.
Free doctor's clinic. Open to all. For more information or to make an appointement phone Te Ha Oranga on (09) 439 3013.
Free doctor's clinic. Open to all. For more information or to make an appointment phone Te Ha Oranga on (09) 439 3013.
Free doctor's clinic. Open to all. For more information or to make an appointement phone Te Ha Oranga on (09) 439 3013.
Free doctor's clinic. Open to all. For more information or to make an appointment phone Te Ha Oranga on (09) 439 3013.
Free doctor's clinic. Open to all. For more information or to make an appointment phone Te Ha Oranga on (09) 439 3013.
Free doctor's clinic. Open to all. For more information or to make an appointment phone Te Ha Oranga on (09) 439 3013.
Te Ohu Kaimoana and global seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Limited (Nissui) are looking for young Māori for our Global Fisheries Training Programme.
Pursuant to S53(1) of the Maori Trust Boards Act 1955 and S14(3) of the Maori Trust Boards Regulations 1985, the result of the elections for members for Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua to take office fro
He reo karanga tenei no Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua raua ko te marae o Haranui e, ka tū he hui poupou ki te marae a; Te 27 o nga rā o Oketopa 2012 Timata i te tekau karaka i te ata
Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua Trustees Election
Ngati Whatua marae are being asked to update their marae electoral rolls in preparation for the upcoming trustees election. It is likely that a call for nominations will be made next month (September) and then dates for the election will be finalised. Dates will be posted on the website once finalised.
The first months of 2009 have seen a significant increase in activity for Ngāti Whātua's iwi-wide treaty claim. Just before Christmas, a Deed of Mandate was signed with the crown. Work plans are now being finalised to complete the required work in time to enter negotiation in detail in the latter half of 2009. This will include the contracting of specialists to document historical accounts, and the establishment of teams to identify matters for cultural and commercial redress.
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.
Updated at 2:10 pm on 1 August 2013 Parliament is using extended hours to progress Treaty of Waitangi settlement legislation.
An Auckland subtribe says it could, one day, pay dividends to its members.
Tū Kaha Tū Rangatahi is a two-day event targeted at Ngati Whatua o Orakei Rangatahi between the ages of 15-27 years.
The first stage of an ultra-fast broadband network has been launched.
Tena koutou katoa Ma te whakaatu ka kite Ma te kite ka matau Ma te matau ka mohio Ma te mohio ka marama Ma te marama ka ora
At high noon on a blistering summer day, the view from Bastion Point is the essence of Auckland. The harbour shimmers in the heat-haze and the water is improbably, almost tropically blue.
Tourists at Mt Eden
NZ HERALD -- Visitors taking in panoramic views of Auckland from Maungawhau-Mt Eden yesterday mainly backed a new ban on buses, despite a claim it is driving tourists away.
Forums have been established by the WAI 303 Ngati Whatua Treaty Claims as an opportunity to update the tangata of Ngati Whatua. Tangata Whenua have been invited to participate in these meetings along the way. (Te Kauhanganui o Ngati Whatua is set to meet over the duration of this hui. Once decided the WAI 303 matters will then be covered). Waihaua Marae is available for accommodation. Any queries can be directed to Tame Te Rangi on 027 470 2921
Do you have a freshwater fishery initiative that needs some assistance?
Waitangi Day at Okahu Bay
The Waitangi Day celebration at Okahu Bay hosted by Ōrākei in partnership with the Auckland City Council is becoming a ‘must’ on Aucklanders’ summer festival calendar. Thousands turned out to recognise the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Applications are being accepted for the Whakatupu Hauora Scholarships to support people of Ngāti Whātua descent to complete undergraduate healthcare-specific study with an
Whangarei Musician Strives to Achieve Unity Through Music
The title of Whangarei musician Brownie King's first song out on CD sums up his attitude to life; Kotahitanga (Unity).
The Press: What Were They Thinking?
The giant inflatable rugby ball that is now a Christchurch
Tātou Tātou E 2
Ake 1179 and Kog Studios proudly present: Tātou tātou e 2, a collection of Reo Māori reggae, world, urban and R&B waiata
Winners announced for the Tātou Tātou E 2 CD &#039;s
Congratulations to the winners of our Tātou Tātou e 2 CD competition: - Te Rea Teriaki, Glen Innes - Queenie Going, Dargaville
Young Ngāti Whātua Sportsman Honoured
Reuben Te Rangi has been awarded two major New Zealand Sports Awards this month.
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 wishes to support our whānau to be successful in life and in education, without compromising our wawata (dreams), tikanga or reo
Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua Board 2017
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is represented by 11 Board members which for the purpose of representation is divided into five takiwa.
Education grants are available to assist students of Ngati Whatua descent to attend a recognised Boarding School or to undertake Tertiary studies at University, Polytechnic or Private Training Esta
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.
A Māori Leadership in Law Scholarship in memory of Jolene Patuawa-Tuilave is being established by the University of Otago, in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua and Jolene’s whānau. A graduate of the University of Otago in 2000 with a LLB and BA, Jolene quickly achieved distinction as a lawyer specialising in Treaty, environmental and Māori law. In 2007, while with the law firm Kensington Swan she took a lead role in helping to steer the Rūnanga through the Treaty settlement process to progress the Iwi claim WAI303. She was an exceptional advocate for Ngāti Whātua, skillfully leading the Rūnanga through what might otherwise have been an arduous and prolonged process to achieve both a mandate and then terms of negotiation with the Crown. Her passing in June 2010 has prompted a keen desire to ensure that her fortitude is not forgotten. An appeal has been launched to help raise capital for this scholarship which will be established at the University of Otago, with the aim of offering this for the first time in 2013. For further information about donating to the appeal, please visit and
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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:
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
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Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is driven by three sacred obligations: Mana Ngāti Whātua, Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga.
Ake 1179
Ngāti Whātua has the licence to broadcast on the 1179am frequency across Auckland and parts of Northland.
Recent speeches given by Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua Chairman, Naida Glavish.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is driven by three sacred obligations: Mana Ngāti Whātua, Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga.
Heru Hāpai
The ‘Heru” Tohu and Brand The phrases ‘Ngāti Whātua Heru Hapai’ and ‘Heru Hapāinga’ are ancient terms unique to Ngāti Whātua history and reflect a recognized style of leadership p
Ngāti Whātua has a large population base and maintains a strong presence throughout the Auckland and lower Northland regions.
Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Deed of Settlement - Vote Now!
Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau (the Tāmaki Collective) is poised to sign the Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Deed of Settlement with the Crown.
(Note: some dates are still to be confirmed) Te Awaroa: