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 Akitai Waiohua August 2020 Update 

 

Tāmaki Makaurau has currently transitioned to Alert Level 3 since 12pm today with the rest of New Zealand moving to Alert Level 2 until 12am Saturday 15 August 2020..

This means that alert level restrictions will be back in place over the three day lockdown period. Further information can be found here and here.

The shift to Alert Level 3 follows the identification of four new active cases through community transmission in the Auckland area.

For now we have to return to our usual hygiene and social distancing practices, so please continue to keep yourselves and each other safe whanau.

The latest Te Ākitai Waiohua Panui for July 2020 has also been released and can be found here.

 

Te Akitai Waiohua June 2020 Update 

 

June 8 Update: New Zealand will be shifting to Alert Level 1 on Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 12am, You can find more information here.

One month has passed since New Zealand entered Alert Level 3 to prevent further COVID-19 cases. Currently, we are three weeks into Alert Level 2 with bars, restaurants and domestic air travel now operational and gatherings of 100 being permitted.

Although there are less restrictions, the appropriate hygiene and distancing practices still apply and isolating yourself if you feel unwell is still widely encouraged.

How long will Alert Level 2 last?
Alert Level 2 is scheduled to continue until a decision is made by the government on 8 June 2020 on whether it is safe to drop to Alert Level 1.

What am I allowed to do during Alert Level 2?
For a full list of up to date rules and regulations on Level 2, you can read the official COVID page here

The latest Te Ākitai Waiohua Panui for June 2020 has also been released and can be found here.

A COVID-19 Contact Tracing App has been unveiled by the Ministry of Health to track interactions you have with the people and places you visit. You can find more information here.

COVID-19 related resources for those in Tāmaki Makaurau can be found here

 

Te Akitai Waiohua May 2020 Update 

 

May 18 Update: Changes to Tangihanga during Alert Level 2 can be found here. Information regarding future Maori employment can be found here.

May 11 Update: We will be shifting to Alert Level 2 on May 14. For a more in depth look at life under Alert Level 2, you can click here.

It has been just over a month since New Zealand entered Alert Level 4 Lockdown to slow down the progress of the COVID-19 outbreak. Now in Alert Level 3 there is a little more freedom for some to return to work and school or access food, online goods and services.

However, the rule to remain at home if possible is still widely encouraged to ensure the spread of COVID-19 can be managed.

How long will Alert Level 3 last?
Alert Level 3 was scheduled for two weeks before a decision could be made by the government on what happens next. Whether New Zealand remains at Level 3, goes back to Level 4 or drops to Alert Level 1 will likely be tied to any progress made with slowing down the virus.

What am I allowed to do during Alert Level 3?
For a full list of up to date rules and regulations in regards to Level 3, read the official COVID page here.

The latest Te Ākitai Waiohua Panui for May 2020 has also been released and can be found here

A government response action plan was also developed in April to establish an initial framework for protecting the health and well-being of Māori communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find more information here.

Resources for those in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic are available here

Noho kainga, Noho haumaru, Noho ora mai 
Stay home, Stay safe, Stay well

 

Te Akitai Waiohua April 2020 Update (COVID-19)

 

A lot has happened since our last update. With the arrival of COVID-19 we have had to shut down Te Ākitai Waiohua operations and delay future projects. This has also resulted in Pukaki Marae being closed until further notice.

The latest Te Ākitai Waiohua Panui for April 2020 has also been released and can be found
here

 

7 April Update: Useful welfare articles for whanau have been released by the government which can be found herehere and here.

What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease that affects the human respiratory system. 
Like the flu, COVID-19 can be transmitted from person to person. Scientific evidence confirms that COVID-19 is spread by droplets. When an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks, they may generate droplets containing the virus. These droplets quickly settle on surrounding surfaces.

People may become infected by the virus if they touch those surfaces or objects, and then touch their mouth, nose or eyes. That is why it is really important to regularly wash (for at least 20 seconds or the length of time to sing the happy birthday song “Hari Huri Tau” twice) and thoroughly dry your hands and to also cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing.

But did you know:

- SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the virus that causes COVID-19
- Coronavirus is the group or type of virus that SARS-CoV-2 belongs to
- SARS-CoV-2 is a novel or new coronavirus meaning there is no human immunity to it. This means the virus can spread to and be spread by anybody
- It can take up to 14 days before a person starts feeling sick and showing symptoms of COVID-19. In that time a person could unintentionally be infecting other people they come into contact with
.


Why is COVID-19 such a risk?

The virus affects the body by entering the lungs and killing lung cells to replicate itself. This triggers the body's natural immune response that causes inflammation and creates fluid in the lungs. Inflamed lungs filling with fluid is known as pneumonia, which leads to breathing problems that prevent oxygen from getting to the body.

The common cold or flu does not normally lead to pneumonia unless a person already has a vulnerable or compromised immune system. However, COVID-19 comes from a novel coronavirus and can lead to death from pneumonia or other related complications, such as organ failure due to a lack of oxygen, depending on how a person’s immune system responds.

This is why people at high risk from COVID-19 tend to be older, obese or have diabetes and high blood pressure where the immune system, lungs and organs may be vulnerable. It also highlights the need for medical respirators, which allow the body to receive oxygen when the lungs cannot function properly for breathing.


What can be done about COVID-19?

There is currently no vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 but there are various ways to prevent the spread of the virus including:
- Regularly washing your hands
- Avoiding contact with your eyes, nose and mouth
- Covering your coughs and sneezes

- Keeping your distance from other people
- Self isolating and away from crowded places or anybody that has a fever or cough
- STAYING AT HOME

 

Key information about COVID-19 can be found here on the official government website. In addition, there is also information for Māori which can be accessed here

Please keep safe and stay at home whanau.

Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust AGM September 2019 Update

Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust held an annual general meeting on Sunday 29th September 2019 at Pūkaki Marae in Mangere. This provided an opportunity for Te Akitai Waiohua members to be updated and receive reports from the Trusts. 

The AGM began at 10:00am and ran until 12:30pm approximately A big thank you who were able to attend.

Copies of the Trusts reports that were presented can still be found in the "Documents" section on this website or can be specifically emailed to you upon request.

Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust AGM September 2018

Te Ākitai Waiohua Settlement Trust held an annual general meeting on Saturday 29th September 2018 at Pūkaki Marae in Mangere. This provided an oppourtunity for Te Akitai Waiohua members to be updated and receive reports from the Trusts. 

The AGM began at 10:00am and ran until 1:00pm. Copies of the Trusts reports can be found in the "Documents" section on this website or can be specifically emailed to you upon request.

A big thank you goes to all who were in attendance.

Te Ākitai Waiohua Iwi Authority Hui a Iwi May 2018 Update

Te Ākitai Waiohua Iwi Authority held a Hui a Iwi on Saturday 12th May 2018 at Pūkaki Marae in Mangere. Updates were provided on our Treaty Settlement and Housing Developments as well as a vote for an early on account payment of our treaty settlement quantum. 

Voting ended at 1:00pm and the results are in. Te Ākitai Waiohua voted unanimously to support the early on account payment of our treaty settlement quantum. 100% of voters ticked "Yes".

Thank you to all those who took the time to come and vote, your support is always welcome.

 

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 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.