This ensures that all Whakatōhea marae and hāpu (and therefore whānau) have representatives who are looking after the needs of that particular rōpū.
If you have Trust queries or concerns, contact your local marae or hāpu trustee below for a kōrero, or contact Gina on gina.smith@whakatōhea.co.nz
I’m very passionate about settling the Whakatōhea Raupatu and Comprehensive claims with the crown. Many of our tīpuna have passed that started this process.
They would have loved to have seen our claims sorted and their Moko’s, Rangatahi and Whānau thriving in a rich, prosperous and vibrant Whakatōhea community. As a united Whakatōhea Iwi we can achieve this and I will do all the hours needed, to get it done and dusted for our Tīpuna, Whānau, Rangatahi and Moko’s. Our future generations.
“Ko Tarakeha te Maunga, Opepe te Awa, Opape te Marae, Ngai Tamahaua te Hapu, Ko Muriwai te Tipuna, Ko Audrey Grace-Renata ahau.
I am very passionate about settling the Whakatōhea Raupatu and Comprehensive Claims with the Crown. Whakatōhea’s future lies with our children and our Mokopuna. If I can help in any way to pave the way for them and all of Whakatōhea Iwi I will do my very best for them. They are our future generation.
Since 2005, I have been the Secretary for the Opape Marae and Urupa Trustees. I am also a Life Member of the New Zealand Māori Wardens Association, a Caregiver and a Cook at Thornton Park Rest Home.
Mai Waitangi ki Turanga ra e, te riu o Tamatea Matangi. Ko Matiti te maunga, Ko Waioweka te awa, Ko Ngāti Ira te hapū, Ko Whakatōhea te iwi. Ko aku nei tumahi wheako kua poipoia e tōku haukainga, me aku herenga whakapapa e hangai ana ki tēnei turanga tarahiti. Whakatōhea Working Party, Trustee – Māori Land Trust, Tu Ake Whakatōhea Collective, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waioweka Board of Trustees
I am passionate and committed to the kaupapa of whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing. I take time to consider the issues, and provide well thought through comment and feedback. I am always mindful that I am a representative of my hapū and am therefore consultative and share information. The skills I bring to the Trust are: Sound knowledge of Whakatōhea Tikanga/kawa; Leadership and strategic thinking for rigorous and practical strategic planning; A sound understanding of the mandating process (participated in the Tu Ake Whakatōhea group); Well-developed hapū and iwi networks; Knowledge of Treaty of Waitangi as it relates to Māori whānau wellbeing; Clear understanding of processes, obligations and practices in governance; Excellent writing and communication skills in te reo Māori and English; and Planning, organising and being part of a team.
Ko Muriwai Kahaki nee TeWini ahāu. He mihi maioha tēnei i rārō i te whakaiti. Ko te Kaupapa e pa ana ki ahau, kia rauika nei tatou i raro i te iwi kotahi ko te Whakatōhea Tōku tipuna Maro Mu, TeWini he uri no Upokorehe. He uri hoki ia ki Ngai Tūhoe. Tōku Whaea Takirua Karauna, Kei raro ia Upokorehe Whakatōhea me Ngai Tūhoe.
I mahi au i raro te mātauranga hei kaiako kaiawhina mō te reo rangatira i Anamata he tauira ki te whai ngā mātauranga. I wamarie au ki te whi-whi tohu. I tēnei wā he tauira au mo Te Pre Settlement Claims Trust. Piki mai kake mai i runga tēnei waka ki te whaka kotahi ia tātou Whakatōhea nui tonu. Te mea nui o tēnei ao he tāngata he tāngata.
Ko Mākeo te maunga
Ko Waiaua te awa
Ko Ngāti Patumoana te hapū
Ko Waiaua te marae
Ko Te Whakatōhea te iwi
Ko Nukutere me Mataatua ngā waka
Ko Graeme me Paki Riesterer tōku ingoa.
I am passionate about Whakatōhea Iwi being able to settle their Comprehensive Raupatu claim with the crown. Many of those who started the process have passed and would have loved to have seen our Raupatu claim settled. The last offer to Whakatōhea by the Crown was withdrawn in 1996 which is now over 20 years ago. My dream is to see our Whakatōhea Iwi united and support one another to achieve a comprehensive settlement that will assist us in the future. It is time for Whakatōhea through the settlement process to develop our Cultural and Economic future for the benefit of all Uri. It is time for this transformation to occur, it is our responsibility to ensure that our mokopuna will have a future that has been the dream of all Whakatōhea for the past 150 years.
Ko Mākeo te maunga
Ko Waiaua te awa
Ko Ruamoko te tangata
Ko Ngāti Patu te hapū
Ko Te Whakatōhea te iwi
Ko Erin Linley Rangiwhakarewa Moore tōku ingoa.
I am an educator and I have taught for many years in Ōpōtiki, Hamilton and now I am a Deputy Principal at Thornton School. Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, He tohu Mātauranga Māori, Qualified/registered Teacher
Maui Hudson is Whakatōhea and affiliates primarily to Opape marae and the Ngai Tamahaua hapū.
He has been the Ngai Tamahaua representative on the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board for almost six years and is a Director on Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea, Eastern Seafarms Ltd, and the Whakatohea Fisheries Asset Holding Company. He lives in Hamilton with his wife and three children, and works at the University of Waikato where he is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.
I was born, raised and educated in Ōpōtiki, served in the New Zealand Army and was the previous Board Secretary for the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board.
I was also involved in the Raupatu Claim WAI. 87 and I am a current Trustee on the Whakatōhea Lands Trust, Otanemutu Lands Trust, Ngāti Ngahere & Ngāti Ira Lands Trust, Whakapaupakihi 2 & 5 Trust and the Terere Marae Reservation.
I had the privilege of being raised in Omarumutu and our whānau home stands alongside those of the Ngāti Rua whānau who continue to live on our tūrangawaewae. Ngāti Rua hapū has always maintained that our whenua is a place where we can all connect, live and thrive. My role on the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Trust is to ensure that this becomes a reality for all Ngāti Rua whānau in the near future.
I have travelled the world as a national sports representative and I have completed studies in iwi and hapū development, policy and health sciences. As part of the national E Tū whānau violence prevention strategy I have been able to follow my passion of working alongside whānau, hapū, iwi and hāpori / communities. As a Māmā, kaimahi and hapū trustee/committee member I have seen the devastating impact of colonisation upon our people and their resilience, strength and committment to overcome this legacy and take control of their own destiny. I am honoured to be elected as one of our hapū representatives alongside Linda Grave, we are both dedicated to the tasks set down by our whānau of Ngāti Ruatākena hapū and more importantly to a future full of possiblities for our tamariki and mokopuna. “Kia nuku, nuku, Nukutere”.
Ko Matepuritaka te maunga
Ko Otara te awa
Ko Terere Moari te marae
Ko Ngāti Ngahere te hapū
Ko Whakatōhea te iwi.
Tēnā koutou, I am the Hapū representative for Ngāti Ngahere. My vocation is Social Work and my qualifications are, Bachelor of Arts – Honours Te Reo Māori, Bachelor of Social Science – Geography, Bachelor of Social Work, Diploma of Teaching (Secondary). Naaku noa Mana Pirihi. BRUCE
Born in Ōpōtiki
Educated at Ōpōtiki Primary Schools and Ōpōtiki College
Left Ōpōtiki College in 1959 to join the Royal NZ Navy in 1960 to 1987. Returned to Ōpōtiki and employed by the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board & Iwi Transition Agency. Worked for Norske Skog, Tasman for 21 years. I am a kaumātua for Kutarere Marae and the Royal NZ Navy.
Jason is a litigator with experience in most Courts from the District Court to the Supreme Court, the Māori Land and Appellate Courts, the Waitangi Tribunal, Environment Court and the Employment Relations Authority.
Jason has experience in a range of corporate, commercial, environmental and treaty negotiations where he takes a solutions-based and practical approach to achieve outcomes.
Ko Mātītī te maunga
Ko Waioweka te awa
Ko Ngāti Ira te hapū
Ko Opeke te marae
Ko Te Whakatōhea te iwi
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Jason Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Kurei tōku ingoa
Jason brings with him an accident insurance and public service background with experience in Māori and cultural development, management, strategy design, business analysis, project management. He is inspired by his kaumātua/pakeke and on their behalf, will contribute to the pathway that seeks to restore Whakatōhea’s mana, dignity and economic prosperity. A pathway that includes redress for the injustices forced upon the iwi in 1865 and 150+ years that followed. This is a time of transformation, and we have a responsibility to ensure the kaumātua/pakeke today see and know that their mokopuna will be assured an optimistic and thriving futur
My family and I moved home to Waiotahe in 1984. In that year I decided to involve myself as much as I could into Hapū and Iwi politics. With a young family at the time it was important for me to learn and understand my own connections to hapū and iwi, and become involved in Iwi decisions striving to fulfill the vision it had set, to become self sufficient and a self sustainable iwi.
Becoming a team member of the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board Research Roopu was the turning point for me, having a better understanding of the history and the great losses of Te Whakatōhea. It became even more meaningful for me to continue my involvement to be part of positive change for Whakatōhea and all its’ beneficiaries. This also reflected in my career choice of Social Worker and Whānau support for the community.
Chairman of the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board since 2009
This has been a personal journey for the last 16 years, a journey littered with surprises and obstacles that have been dealt with along the way. The first milestone of achieving Te Ara Tono which was produced and accepted in 2007, the second was the accepting of the Deed of Mandate by the Crown in 2016. As a trustee to the Whakatōhea Pre-settlement Claims Trust (WPSCT) I am 100% committed to achieving a comprehensive settlement of all Whakatōhea claims. The future for our whānau, hapū and iwi rests upon our shoulders. Fate has ordained us to complete this journey, this task to settle the claims. Once again I say, “Be inclusive, Be Transparent and Be Honest”, keep the door open. Do not take umbrage for those who choose to take another pathway, for that is their rightful and democratic choice. The pathway WPSCT has taken is also our rightful and democratic choice. So be united, be strong, and be confident for I believe we represent all of Whakatōhea.
You can find out if you are already registered or change your details by contacting the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board.
To receive communications about the Settlement, you will also need to send an email to Gina at email@example.com to be added to the Whakatōhea Pre Settlement Claims Trust database.