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 Tuperiri and proof of identification.
Accepted forms of Identification:
- If you are under 18 years of age a birth certificate is the only form of identification that will be accepted.
- If you are over 18 years of age you will need to provide photo identification and a birth certificate.
If you are not familiar with your whakapapa or unable to complete these details you will need to make an appointment with or contact the office who will be able to assist you.
The need to arrange appointments has become necessary due to the increased interest in Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whakapapa by both newly enrolled and existing beneficiaries.
This eliminates delays and avoids frustration especially for those from out of town.
If required interviews are mainly centred around the information contained on the whakapapa files.
After they are received, each application for enrolment 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 enrolment 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 enrolment. Being on the Tribal Register is important as it is the main facet of tribal communication.
The Register provides a communication and mail link between Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and its beneficiaries.
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 the change of address, occupation, births, and family bereavements.