Ko wai mātou | Who are we?
We are Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, tangata whenua of central Tāmaki Makaurau. We unapologetically hold firm to our mana motuhake, history, culture, identity and language. Consisting of approximately 6000 registered whānau members, we celebrate our direct lineage from our common tupuna Tuperiri and the legacy our many tūpuna have left behind. This legacy is what has enabled our strong and everlasting connection to our whenua, to our rohe and to each other.
He hononga e kore e whati, he hononga e kore e riro.
Today, the collective affairs of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are looked after by the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust and subsidiaries Whai Māia (Social arm) and Whai Rawa (Commercial arm). These entities exist to serve and support our people which is why our whānau remain our priority in everything we do.
Ko Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei e ngunguru nei.