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 28th November 2014 commencing at 10am.Read More
The opening of Kawa Marae kauta was held on the 8th of November 2014 prior to the main opening on the 21st - 23rd November 2014.
The Kauta was named “Hinurere”.… Read More
During Labour Weekend Bland Bay Campground had around 28 Young Single Adults (YSA) and their leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, stay for two nights.… Read More
In early October 11 Taitamariki sailed on the maiden Ngātiwai voyage around the Rohe and came back lavishing praise for the Trust Board initiative:
“This is a great opportunity for… Read More