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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  • Ngātiwai Trust Board Meeting Summary 27 March 2015

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    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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  • Ngātiwai Teen's Quiet Determination Gets Her to Los Angeles

    Lucy Clements with her NanaThree years ago when Ngātiwai teen Lucy Clements was just 13 she announced to her family she was going to Los Angeles to visit her whānau who live there.  Now at 16 years old she is close to achieving her dream. On the 16th of April Lucy flies out to Los Angeles with mum Lindley and her excitement is clearly visible as she relates how she made it happen “I did it myself, I saved my money from my part-time job at the Matapouri store and from money gifts from my family at Christmas and my birthdays”.



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  • Pātaia 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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