Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ki te matapihi tirohanga o te Te Aakitai Whenua
Te Aakitai Tangata, ara “Kei Taamaki te Rua o Te Waiohua”
Whakatauki
Kia kotahi tatou i raro i te Kiingitanga. Ki te whai atu nga rongo pai mo tatou Uri whakatupu.
Te Kaahu Pokere o Tamaki Makaurau e kore i ngaro i te hinapouri
The Black hawk of Taamaki will never disappear into the darkness.
Mission
Ko te mea nui i tenei ao? He tangata.

Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust Annual General Meeting Update

Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust and its subsidiaries, Te Ākitai Waiohua Investment Trust and Te Ākitai Waiohua Community Development Trust held their inaugural Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 26 August 2017 at Pūkaki Marae to present the reports and plans produced by the entities.

Again thank you to those who took the time to attend the AGM and see the direction these organisations wish to take in the near future.

 

Te Ākitai Waiohua Special General Meeting 5 August 2017 Update

The Special General Meeting of the Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust was held on Saturday 5 August 2017 at Pūkaki Marae.

Voting ended on Friday 11 August 2017 are the results are in. Te Ākitai Waiohua voted unanimously to accept both Special Resolutions to approve a Major Transaction and amend the definition of Major Transaction in the PSGE trust deed, so 100% of voters ticked "Yes" for each special resolution.

Thank you to those who took the time to participate and vote whether it was through post, email or at the Special General Meeting itself. Your support is appreciated.

 

Te Ākitai Waiohua Annual General Meeting Results 2017

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Te Ākitai Waiohua Iwi Authority was held on Saturday 24 June 2017 at Pukaki Marae, Mangere.

Two people put their name forward as nominees for the two vacant negotiator positions. Both nominees were accepted as the new negotiators and
votes were counted on the day to show level of support

Congratulations to Adrian Pettit and Shirley Waipouri who have now been affirmed as the new negotiators for Te Ākitai Waiohua Iwi Authority to join
existing members Karen Wilson, Nigel Denny Jr and David Wilson Takaanini. 

Te Ākitai Waiohua Treaty Settlement 2017 Update

Te Ākitai Waiohua Iwi Authority held a settlement negotiation update hui on Tuesday 13 December 2016 where an outline of the Agreement in Principle (AIP) with the Crown was presented to those people who attended. The Authority signed the AIP on Friday 16 December 2016. The AIP and OTS letter in support can be found here and here. Now the authority will attempt to reach a Deed of Settlement (DOS) with the Crown this year.

A series of up to 3 (three) Hui a Iwi may have to be held this year relating to the settlement claims. No dates have been decided yet. Please submit any change of address, phone, mobile and email details or those of your whanau, so everyone can be notified accordingly.  

This is also a good opportunity to enrol whanau who are not yet registered as members of Te Ākitai Waiohua. Member Enrolment forms can be found here. Please make contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need further assistance or have any other queries on these matters.

 

Te Ākitai Waiohua Treaty Settlement Update

The voting and ratification process for the Tamaki Makaurau Collective Treaty Settlement concluded with more than half of the registered members of Te ĀkitaiWaiohua participating in the voting process. Those that did vote showed overwhelming support in favour of the settlement - over 90% of participants voted 'yes' to the settlement and PSGE. 

The position of Te Ākitai Waiohua had to be revised due to events leading up to the original planned signing of the Collective Deed of Settlement in early September. This led to an exhaustive process of consultation and dialogue with various parties including the people of Te Ākitai Waiohua.  

At the end of this process, the signing of the Collective Deed of Settlement and the Terms of Negotiation for Te Ākitai Waiohua occurred in Wellington on Tuesday 4 December 2012 between the negotiators of Te Ākitai Waiohua Iwi Authority and the Hon Christopher Finlayson, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations. 

Te Ākitai Waiohua Plaque

The commemorative plaque for Te Ākitai Waiohua Rangatira Ihaka Takaanini was unveiled at the opening of Wiri Depot on 5 July 2013. 

The plaque is mounted on stone quarried from Wiri Mountain (Matukutururu) and is found outside of the Wiri Maintenance and Stabling Facility bordered by Roscommon and Wiri Station Roads in Wiri, Auckland. Built partially on the old Winstone's quarry, Wiri Depot is a new site where the electric trains of Auckland's growing train network will be held and maintained. 

Pictures of the plaque can be found under the gallery

Taonga Tuturu Maori Land Court Decision

Please find attached the final decision of the Maori Land Court in April 2013 determining Te Ākitai Waiohua as the traditional owners of 192 Taonga Tūturu found at Auckland Airport. 

This case involved a large number of koiwi (human remains) and ancient taonga tūturu found in 2008 and 2009 at Auckland International Airport Limited (AIAL) in Mangere, at an Airport runway development site. After they were unearthed, AIAL stored the artefacts in a container for over 18 months, although normal practice requires such koiwi and taonga to be reburied.  

Disagreement on what should happen caused delays and aggravated the problem. These issues made the newspapers at the time (to read the article please click here and here). 

The 192 taonga tuturu were dated by archaeologists as being from the time period 1620AD to 1870AD, which made the finding of regional if not national significance. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage became involved, as it is assumed under the Protected Objects Act 1975 that any taonga tūturu found are owned by the Crown, until the Maori Land Court determines the traditional owners. 

To ensure we were able to have the final say on what happened to the taonga tūturu, Te Ākitai Waiohua were required to prove before the Maori Land Court, traditional ownership over the taonga in our rohe through the 1600-1870AD period. After submitting our briefs of evidence, Judge Stephanie Milroy accepted the position of Te Ākitai Waiohua at a Court sitting on 20 April 2013. 

This is an important legal decision for Te Ākitai Waiohua because not only does it allow us to retain control over our important taonga, but it reaffirms the status of Te Ākitai Waiohua in the region. 

Maori Land Court Decision