Hapū ora is made up of two parts, the Whānau Journey and Whānau Ora. This team will be responsible for ensuring we have complete and up-to-date information about our whanau.  The Hapū Ora team want to work with whanau who are looking for support to realise their aspirations, dreams and needs. They will sit one on one with you to develop plans we are calling Flight Paths to help keep you on track and create a strategy to help you develop your talent, achieve your goals and live happier. The flight path will map out what resources and tools you need. The ambition is to be better than the last year, skills and behaviours focused and orientated at the area for each person – health, role in the family, employment, education, te reo Māori, culture, life and work balance.  If you are interested get in contact with us and we will get in touch with you to confirm an appointment!


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia serves to uphold the vision of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, to soar and fly like the Kāhupōkere, to the highest heavens – Kia rere arorangi te Kāhupōkere ki ngā taumata tiketike.  In education that translates to mean to achieve in education to the highest levels possible.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia provides a range of services and support that go towards enabling whānau to soar to the lofty heights of education success and achievement.

  • Education Grants
  • Educations Scholarships
  • Tutor Subsidies
  • Swimming Grants 


Whānau Ora is an inclusive approach to providing services and opportunities to all New Zealand families wanting assistance. Whānau Ora seeks the transformation of whānau – by whānau. The service is driven by a focus that whānau will be self-managing; live healthy lifestyles; and participate fully in society to create a sense of health and well-being.

Education – Housing – Health & Wellbeing – Employment – Cultural Identity


The role of Toi Whenua o Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei - Heritage and Resource Management Unit - is to support the Trust, Whai Maia / Whai Rawa and Reserves Boards, and Treaty of Waitangi negotiation team, on heritage and resource management issues.

We develop and implement strategies, structures and systems, projects, and programmes and services on behalf of the Board that promote the mana whenua and rangatiratanga of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei in Tamaki, with a focus on kaitiakitanga (safeguarding and enhancing people, the environment and its resources, Ngāti Whātuatanga and our taonga and heritage places).

We actively maintain and build relationships with key people, community groups, departments and organisations, from private developers to infrastructure companies, to Local Boards to the Auckland Council and its CCOs, to enhance our role as heritage / environmental / mana whenua advocates. Our unit is often the first point of contact for these organisations.


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei manage Tāmaki Hikoi, Auckland Tours

From the spiritual base of Orākei guests will get an understanding of what it takes for the people of Ngāti Whātua to live and thrive through extreme change and adversity.
On the day tour, you will hear of the intrinsic connection of the Ngāti Whātua people to their land and water. You will see how our ancestors’ playgrounds became the current generation’s classrooms. Stand in the gateway of our wharenui (meeting house), just 10 minutes from the Auckland CBD and take in the mighty views of the Waitematā Harbour, while contemplating the history of the landscape’s many volcanoes.


Ngāti Whātua Orākei Native bushcare and Nursery are Kaitiaki of our Whenuarangatira Ecological restoration project "Ko te Pukaki".

The project is to increase the biodiversity of birdlife, plants, insects and habitats which incorporates a combination of our organic, ethical and sustainability Values. (No chemicals) We maintain our Native bush and other landscape projects with plants supplied by our own Nursery.

Ngāti Whātua Orākei welcome, manaaki and educate all visitors who support "Ko te Pukaki" project through volunteering and community planting days.

Ensuring our story is told to share knowledge and strengthen relationships with the greater peoples of Tamaki Makaurau and abroad.

Ngāti Whātua Orākei are actively seeking to enhance the Mauri of our people and our lands.


Ngāti Whātua Orākei is committed to helping whānau into mahi. Keep an eye on this site for both internal and external vacancies. 

Welcome to
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
Access Hub
If you are not a registered member of the hapū, please register