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Tangata Whenua

The people of the land...  Ngati Whatua o Kaipara.  

The terms Ngāti Whātua-whānui or Ngāti Whātua-tūturu – meaning ‘wider’ or ‘true’ Ngāti Whātua – refer to the confederation of four tribes occupying the lands between the Hokianga Harbour and Tāmaki (Auckland). 

The tribes are Te Roroa, Te Uri-o-Hau, Te Taoū and Ngāti Whātua-o-Ōrākei. The shorter title of Ngāti Whātua is sometimes used to describe both the wider confederation and the fourth member group.

Te Uri-o-Hau came to control the northern part of Kaipara Harbour and Te Taoū the south.  Both Te Uri-o-Hau and Te Taoū descend originally from Haumoewhārangi.  The descendants of the five children of Haumoewhārangi and Waihekeao – Mawake, Whiti, Rongo, Mauku, Riunga, Weka and Hakiputatōmuri – eventually took control of north and south Kaipara Harbour and the inland region as far east as Whāngārei, Wellsford and Mangawhai Heads. Hakiputatōmuri was the founder of Te Uri-o-Hau, and Mawake was the founding ancestress of Te Taoū.

Ngati Whatua o Kaipara, are a claimant group of whanau from the five marae in south Kaipara who joined together in 1992 and lodged their Treaty claims against the Crown


A summary of the timeline and Treaty claims can be found here:


More thorough information about the history of the tangata whenua of this area, the claim of settlement against the Treaty of Waitangi and present day plans are available here:

 
 



Office for Communications:

96-98 Commercial Road
Te Awaroa/Helensville

Tel: 09 420 8410 or 0800 NW KAIPARA

Tumuaki Kaiarahi, Jason Fox 
mob: 0272-284442
Administrator, Suzanne Clarke-Taipeti
 

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Carving: Bernard Makoare - From kaimoana.com website