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.
The Ngatiwai Trust Board will be sponsoring a scholarship place for 11 Ngatiwai rangatahi for a 7-day youth development voyage on Northland's tall ship the R. Tucker Thompson.
This voyage… 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
Over recent weeks there have been a number of burglaries in rural and coastal areas of Northland. Burglars have been stealing boats, fishing and diving gear, fuel tanks, quad bikes and… Read More
Tena koutou katoa;
The Maori Land Court has confirmed that Kaumatua Pepuere Dick Pene and I are legally the current Trustees of the Tuparehuia Marae.
Therefore we are very pleased… Read More