Te Iwi o Ngātiwai

Manaia picNgātiwai 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 Rākaumangamanga to Mahurangi, across to Aotea, and returning to Rākaumangamanga by way of the many islands and waters of Te Moana-nui-a-Toi.




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  • Te Pūtea Whakatupu Scholarships 2015

    Te Putea Whakatupu logoTe Pūtea Whakatupu Trust scholarships for 2015 now open!

    Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust have announced that the scholarships for 2015 are now open for application. If you are, or know of someone that is studying at a tertiary level in 2015 in either, commerce, fisheries or agri-business and meet the criteria as outlined in the application form, then you may wish to consider making application to a Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust Scholarship for 2015.

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  • Ngātiwai Trust Board Meeting Summary 27 March 2015

    20150327 Banner Board Meeting Summary 27 March 2015

    Financial - February recorded another surplus, however the result for the year to date is still considerably behind budget mainly as a result of the Education Unit's failure to attract international students. The final result for the the year will still be a surplus, but once again behind that budgeted... 

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  • Pataia Mai


    Each month in Pātaia Mai we provide answers to the questions or issues you raise. In this month's issue we look at:

    What's happening with the Trust Deed Review?
    Why should you register with Ngātiwai Trust Board?
    What do we know about our members marae and hapū connections?
    How can Ngātiwai Trust Board improve its engagement with the Iwi?
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  • Board Meeting Summary 27 February 2015


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    Summary of the Trustee Meeting Held 27 February 2015
    Financial - While the results are still running behind budget for the year mainly as a result of the delays experienced in recruiting overseas students for the PTE, a positive result for the month of January saw the year to date results come into surplus for the first...
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  • Inaugural Hui-ā-Iwi Saturday 28 March 2015

    060315 Banner Ngatiwai-Inaugural Quarterly Hui- -IwiHE PĀNUI: Inaugural Quarterly Hui-ā-Iwi Saturday 28 March 2015

    The purpose of Quarterly Hui-ā-Iwi is to provide a forum away from the rigour and limits of an AGM or general meeting of the Board so members have a better opportunity to raise and discuss matters more widely.

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