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 IWI AUTHORITY MEMBERS

In accordance with its governance documents, the Authority is required to have a Chairperson and hold regular elections to ensure the mandate of its members remains fresh.

Te Ākitai Waiohua last held a hui on 29 September 2018 at Pukaki Marae, Mangere.  The purpose of the hui was to provide updates and reports from various Trusts for registered members of Te Akitai Waiohua. The negotiation team currently consists of the following five members:

Karen Wilson (Chairperson)

Mrs Wilson is of Te Ākitai Waiohua, Ngāti Te Ata, Ngāti Pikiao and Ngāti Hau descent. Karen has spent over 30 years with the NZ Police in a myriad of roles, with the last 10 years operating as a Senior Manager.  She left a career in the police to concentrate fully on the Te Ākitai Waiohua Treaty Negotiations in Tāmaki Makaurau. Karen is the mandated Lead Negotiator for Te Ākitai Waiohua, Chair of the Te Ākitai Waiohua Iwi Authority, and the Pukaki Māori Marae Committee. She also holds Chair / Co Chair roles on other community entities within Tāmaki.

David Wilson Takaanini

David was the Interim Lead Negotiator for Te Ākitai, a historical researcher and has been attending Tamaki Collective meetings and negotiations since 2009. This has provided him with a solid working knowledge of mandates and Treaty Settlement legislation.

Nigel Denny Jr

Nigel has been the Project Manager for the Iwi Authority since 2012 and has a detailed understanding of the Te Ākitai Waiohua settlement claim and the Crown negotiation process. Nigel is the mokopuna of Joseph Wilson Snr.

Adrian Pettit

Adrian is a member of the Lee whanau and has been a Kaitiaki representative with Te Ākitai Waiohua since 2015. In this role, he has upheld the cultural interests of Te Ākitai Waiohua in the areas of resource management and environmental sustainability through regular ongoing engagement with Auckland Council and various other local and central government agencies.

Shirley Waipouri

Shirley is deeply committed to her whanau and local community living at Pūkaki for most of her life. She was with Manukau Rugby League Sports Club between 2009 and 2015, leading the Strategic Planning Group and liaising with local council, regional sports bodies and local marae and community groups.