Information on what's happening on our whenua

Toi Whenua is a team that sits within  Whai Maia. The role of Toi Whenua o Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei – Heritage and Resource Management, Mahi Toi and Te Reo 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.

Toi Whenua Pānui

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Pourewa Nursery Work

You may have noticed some activity taking place on Pourewa site during the past few weeks.The Pourewa Nursery Complex project, which will support the ongoing ecological restoration of our Whenua and also community kai, mātauranga Māori and rangahau projects, has commenced.

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Ōkahu Bay

As part of our ongoing mahi of restoring the mauri to Ōkahu Bay, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei have influenced a positive outcome with Auckland council to seperate storm water and waste water systems in the Ōrākei catchment areas.

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Information on hapū housing

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Iwi Management Plan

The Iwi Management Plan/Te Pou o Kahu Pōkere was created to act as a guideline for resource management practitioners – particularly developers and decision makers operating under the Resource Management Act 1991. It does not cover everything relevant to tribal development. The focus is purely on land use and the Resource Management Act matters.

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Pourewa is the land block adjacent to the Kupe Street and Kepa Road junction.

Whenua Rangatira

Encompasses both Takaparawhau | Bastion Point, and Orākei Domain (Okahu Bay)

Native Bush Care and Nursery

Kaitiaki of our Whenua and Ecological Restoration Projects

Orākei Visual Framework

View a vision for the Whenua Rangatira and Pourewa

Housing strategy

Our vision for whānau housing