He Mihi

"Me Mihi ki tō tātau Kaihanga i te tuatahi, ka tika. Nāna nei ngā mea katoa. E ngā karanga maha, ngā manuhiri tuarangi, ngā waewae tapu, nau mai, nau mai, haere mai.

Haere mai ki Tāmariki Herenga Waka. Maurea mai ō koutou tine mate, ā me herengia ki ngā mate o konei. Nā koutou i tangi, nā tātau katoa. Ka ea ai te kōrero, apiti hone, tātai hono. Ko rātau te hunga mate kia rātau.

Ko tātau te hunga ora kia tātau. Tihewā Mauri Ora."


Ngati Whatua are an indigenous people of New Zealand. We are a hapu of the wider Ngati Whatua iwi located in and around the Tamaki isthmus and New Zealand's largest city, Auckland.

We have a rich history in Tamaki Makaurau dating back to the very beginnings of human Maori migration from Hawaiiki. We welcome those of you who are Ngati Whatua o Orakei, and encourage you to become familiar with your history and your culture. To those of you who are not Ngati Whatua o Orakei, we invite you to learn about us.

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Latest Updates

The Waitangi Day festival that has been held at Okahu Bay for the past four years will not be going ahead this year, however plans for a later celebration in March are being considered.

The iwi was heavily committed to the Rugby World Cup which absorbed a lot of energy and sponsorship funding.

Waitangi Day celebrations have been an integral part of our regular contribution to community life.

We know the fun, family style event is anticipated by large numbers of people and provides an important contrast to the more politically focused Waitangi Day events around the country, but we also understand sponsors want to take a breather after such a momentous occasion as the Rugby World Cup. 


Ngati_Whatua_Photo_Competition_PosterThe Photo Competition has now closed. To view the entries click here

A huge thank you to all of you who have submitted entries.

Announcements will be made by the end of January.


Ngati Whatua Orakei signed the Deed of Settlement at a special ceremony in Okahu Bay on 5 November 2011.

Read more here.



Download our Agreed Historical Account here.

Ngati_Whatua_Ratification_GuideSettlement Ratification

You can still download a copy of the Ratification Guide here.

For more information - click here. 


Click 'Settlement Ratification' in the Main Menu (left) for more information.

Education Update

Make sure you check the Education section (see main menu on the left) of this site for details of scholarships and grants available for Ngati Whatua beneficiaries in 2012. 

Please check closing dates carefully so you don't miss out!


Forum Online Now

Have you checked out the new Forum only for Ngati Whatua beneficiaries? This is an area for ideas and discussion on all things affecting you. Use the link in the main menu at left.

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Prescription Refund Forms Available Here

Kaumatua Pharmacy Prescription Refund Forms Available 21/09/2010

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E Wawa Ra September 2011

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