Ngātiwai is unified by its descent from one of the oldest lineages in Taitokerau, Ngāti Manaia.
Unlike surrounding iwi, direct descent from Manaia has given Ngātiwai status on Northland's east coast since the beginning of human occupation.
The occupation of Manaia established iwi status in the northern part of the Ngātiwai rohe. Principally through the son of Manaia, Tahuhunuiorangi, manawhenua and manamoana of Ngātiwai on the coast from Whangarei to Whangaparaoa was established. At times this extended to Tamaki.
After the time of Te Rangihokaia, himself a descendent of Manaia, a number of key marriages cemented the relationship between Ngātiwai and the Kawerau hapū of Ngāti Rehua and Ngāti Manuhiri. This ongoing relationship with Tainui is another unique feature of Ngātiwai amoung iwi in Taitokerau.
Today Ngātiwai claims manawhenua and manamoana from Rakaumangamanga to Mahurangi, across to Aotea, and returning to Rakaumangamanga by way of the many islands and waters of Te Moana Nui A Toi.
Friday 26th September 2014 commencing at 10am.Read More
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Board will be held in the Te Puna o Te Matauranga, Northtec, Raumanga Valley Road, Whangarei on Saturday 11 th… Read More
will be held this Sunday 14th September 2014 at Paratene Te Manu Marae, 52 Waiotoi Road, Ngunguru commencing at 1pm. All enquiries please contact Lorraine Murnane on 09 4375799.
Everyone… Read More
The Office of Treaty Settlements (OTS) has today 12 July 2014 publicly notified the Ngātiwai Trust Board’s Deed of Mandate (Click here) calling for submissions from interested parties over… Read More