The enrolment process as it exists today began evolving in the mid-2011.
Registration forms can be obtained either by mail, in person from our office or you can download the Whakapapa Registration Form here.
The main information required, besides personal details, are your whakapapa, your connection to our common tupuna/ancestor Tuperiri and proof of identification.
After they are received, each application for regisration is verified. It must again be stressed that only the relevant details ie. name, age, occupation, kaumātua descent and file references are placed on the computer system.
No application is accepted until its authenticity has been verified. In some instances, applications for hapū registration have been rejected. Rejection usually occurs because insufficient or incorrect whakapapa details have been supplied.
It must also be pointed out that the roll of beneficiaries is policed for authenticity. On very rare occasions it is necessary to remove people from the beneficial role. Without exception, this has occurred because erroneous information has been supplied at the time of enrollment. Being on the Tribal register is important as it is the main facet for tribal communication.
The hapū register provides a communication link between Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the hapū members.
It is vitally important that the Tribal Register be kept as accurate and up to date as is possible. This can be achieved by enrolled beneficiaries notifying our office of any change of address, occupation, births, and family bereavements.