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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  • Pasefika Fusion Festival March 2015

    Festival of Food and Colour - Pasefika Fusion Festival March 2015

    IMG 7656The Pasefika Fusion Festival held on the Hihiaua Peninsula in Whangarei Saturday 21 March drew a huge crowd with the Pasefika food and culture that rivalled the ASB Polyfest being held in Auckland in the same week.

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  • Pāteke Translocation

    Pāteke Translocation a Collaboration Between Ngai Tāmanuhiri and Ngātiwai

    Friday the 13th February was a lucky day for Pāteke released to the Orongo Lagoon on Nicks Head Station in Muriwai, Gisborne.  For some time Ngai Tāmanuhiri and Ngātiwai have collaborated alongside many other groups to progress the gifting of the Pāteke to ensure a successful release.

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    Pataia Mai March 2015

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  • Ngatiwai Trust Board Hui Update

    110515-Ngatiwai-Update Hui

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  • Review of the Māori Fisheries Settlement Structures 2015

    Review Presentation

    The method for allocating the Māori Fisheries Settlement has been finalised for more than 10 years now.  Given effect through the passage of the Māori Fisheries Act in 2004 it created four entities to govern and manage parts of the settlement.

    Since the Māori Fisheries Act provides for a review after 11 years of operation those entities have come under review.

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