ABOUT US

OUR JOURNEY TO SETTLEMENT IS MORE THAN 20 YEARS OLD.

It is widely acknowledged and accepted that Whakatōhea has suffered significant prejudice as a result of various Crown acts or omissions since 1840, including the large-scale confiscation of Whakatōhea whenua in the 1860s.

Whakatōhea first attempted to settle the historical Whakatōhea raupatu claims against the Crown in 1996. For 21 years our kaumatua have driven a process aimed at settling our historical Treaty of Waitangi claims with the Crown – once and for all.

In October 2016, the Whakatōhea Pre-settlement Trust was set up to progress our Treaty settlements with the Crown. Following a robust election and appointment process, 91.6% of the iwi voted in favour of the Trust.

The Trust collectively represents about 11,000 whānau, and has representation from Marae, hapū and the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board.

The Trust believes our settlement will bring us together and is an opportunity for our people to have a brighter, healthier, more prosperous future

Note: The Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board and the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust are separate organisations, however they are drawn from the same membership base.

OUR VISION FOR
WHAKATŌHEA IS:

Whāia to pae tawhiti kia tata.
Whāia to pae tata kiā maua.

Pursue the distant pathways of your
dreams so they may become your reality

OUR VALUES ARE:

1

Whakapono

2

Rangatiratanga

3

Manaaki

4

Hūmārie

5

Tino Rangatiratanga

REGISTER TODAY!

All whānau who whakapapa to our iwi and hapū are encouraged to register on the Whakatōhea tribal database, so they can be a part of the settlement journey.

Our Marae and Hapū

NGA TAMAHAUA

Kō Tarakeha te maunga
Kō Opepe te awa
Kō Opape te marae
Kō Muriwai te whare tipuna
Kō Tapairu te wharekai
Kō Ngai Tamahaua te hapū

Ngāti Ruatakena

Kō Mākeo te maunga
Kō Waiaua te awa
Kō Omarumutu te marae
Kō Tutāmure te whare tipuna
Kō Hine-i-Kauia te wharekai
Kō Ngāti Ruatakena te hapū

Ngāti Ngāhere

Kō Maungarangi te maunga
Kō Otara te awa
Kō Terere te marae
Kō Te Iringa te whare tipuna
Kō Whiripare te wharekai
Kō Ngāti Ngāhere te hapū

Ngāti Patumoana

Kō Mākeo te maunga
Kō Waiaua te awa
Kō Waiaua te marae
Kō Ruamoko te whare tipuna
Kō Te Puritanga te whare kai
Kō Ngāti Patumoana te hapū

Ngāti Ira

Kō Mātiti te maunga
Kō Waioweka te awa
Kō Ōpeke te marae
Kō Ira te whare tipuna
Kō Te Kurapare te whare kai
Kō Ngāti Ira te hapū

Upokorehe – Roimata

Kō Hiwarau te maunga
Kō Te Karaka te awa
Kō Tairongo te moana
Kō Roimata te marae
Kō te Ao Marama te whare tipuna
Kō Te umutao Noa a Tairongo te wharekai
Kō Upokorehe te hapū

Upokorehe – Kutarere

Kō Tirotirowhitu te maunga
Kō Kakaho te awa
Kō Kutarere te marae
Kō Te-Poho-o-Tamaterangi te whare tipuna
Kō Ani-i-waho te wharekai
Kō Upokorehe te hapū

Upokorehe – Maromahue

Kō Pukenui-o-raho te maunga
Kō Waiotahe te awa
Kō Maromahue te marae
Kō Te Poho o Kahungunui te whare tipuna
Kō Pouwharekura te wharekai
Kō Upokorehe te hapū