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Who are Ngāti Awa?

He manu hou ahau, he pii ka rere.

I am a new bird, a fledging that has just learnt to fly.

Ngāti Awa Te Tai - Treaty Settlement Stories

Ngāti Awa are the descendants of Te Tini o Toi, the original inhabitants of the region, and the people of Mataatua waka,

which made landfall at Whakatāne after voyaging from Hawaiki around 1300 CE. Most affiliate to hapū who settled areas around the Whakatāne, Rangitāiki, and Tarawera Rivers.

Ngāti Awa’s territory is bordered by other iwi. Te Arawa are to their west, Ngāti Tuwharetoa and Ngāi Tuhoe to the south, and to the east, including Ōpōtiki, are Te Whakatōhea.

Ngāti Awa Te Tai - Treaty Settlement Stories

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Pātaka Kai & Kaimoana Permits

To inquire about Pātaka Kai and Kaimoana permits please contact one of the following:
 

Weekdays 8.30am to 5pm
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa | 07 3070760

Public Holidays & Afterhours
Charlie Bluett | 027 524 7710
Kataraina Monika | 027 235 3923