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3 Hakihea 2019

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei vision for Te Tōangaroa and Tāmaki Makaurau

Words by Ngarimu Blair, Deputy Chair of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Director of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Ltd

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, the ahi kā iwi of this rohe and owner of the land adjacent to the Ports’ land (Quay Park), have stayed out of public discussions until now.

While others have been talking, we have been working on a plan to develop Quay Park that revitalises our asset and also includes a vision for the port land adjacent. It will provide Aucklanders with greater access to our shared taonga.

 

18 Whiringa-ā-rangi 2019

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei welcomes Environment Court Decision

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has welcomed the findings of the Environment Court in a decision released last Thursday. The decision relates to Panuku development works in Westhaven Marina and Queens Wharf.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei were objecting to the mana whenua engagement conditions in the consent that do not acknowledge their primary interest in this area. The approach by Panuku in this instance, and Auckland Council more generally, is to favour general engagement on resource management matters with all tribes that affiliate as “mana whenua” of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

17 Mahuru 2018

NGĀTI WHĀTUA ŌRĀKEI TRUST v ATTORNEY-GENERAL – Courts of New Zealand

The Supreme Court has released its ruling on our case against the Crown and Marutūahu, and we have won the majority of what we asked for. The Supreme Court has said that Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei can take our case to the High Court to test our legal rights as mana whenua. This is something the Crown has blocked us from doing for several years.

 

18 Mahuru 2018

WATERFRONT MEMORIAL MARKS AUCKLAND’S FOUNDING

September 18 is the anniversary of the founding of Auckland in 1840. To help mark this important day, Ports of Auckland and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei built Te Toka o Apihai Te Kawau.

 

19 Mahuru 2018

CHALLENGE AND NGĀTI WHĀTUA ŌRĀKEI WHAI MAIA LAUNCH YOUNG TAMARIKI RESEARCH

A new collaboration to develop a comprehensive picture of health and well-being in your Māori children has been signed between A Better Start National Science Challenge and Whai Maia.