Whakapapa Registration Under 18yrs

The Registration Process for Under 18-year-olds.

As of 25th of November 2017, we are encouraging all whanau to register if you are under 18 years of age.

Registration forms can be obtained either by mail, in person from our office or you can download the Under 18yrs Whakapapa Registration Form here.

Please note, if the applicant has received assistance in the past (Education Grants), it does NOT mean they are registered. So register now! For more information click 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. 

Verification of enrolment details

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, your connection to Tuperiri and proof of identification and 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 role 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 with a change of address, occupation, births, and family bereavements.


If you are not familiar with your whakapapa or unable to complete these details you can contact the office by email or phone to assist you. 

This eliminates delays and avoids frustration especially for those from out of town.

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