Ko te rā 18 o Hepetema, 2022 e tohu ana i te 182 tau mai i te Tuku Whenua, te 3000 eka i tukua ai e Apihai mā kia Kawana Hōpihana me tana kāwanatanga pūhou.
Sunday 18th September, 2022, marks 182 years since the Tuku Whenua by Ngāti Whātua rangatira Apihai Te Kawau to Governor Lieutenant Hobson and his fledgling government. Standing on Maungawhau (Mt Eden), Apihai Te Kawau outstretched his hands indicating the allocation of 3000 acres of land to Ōpoutūteka (Coxs Bay) and to Taurarua (Parnell) in the East. See the below map.
He pou matua, he ihorei, he manu taupua, Apihai Te Kawau e
This year, 18 September 2022, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will acknowledge the 182nd anniversary of the Tuku Whenua. The day formally begins at Ōrākei Marae studio from 6am with ōkawa proceedings kicking off from Maungawhau at 645am for karakia, and followed by a series of further coordinated karakia across Tāmaki, at locations of significance. The final karakia will take place at Te Rerenga Oraiti – Point Britomart, followed by Pōwhiri at Ōrākei Marae at 8am to Government and Council representatives.
0600 – Live Broadcast commences
0645 – Karakia ki Maungawhau
0700 – Karakia ki Ōpoutūteka
0715 – Karakia ki Taurarua
0730 – Karakia ki Te Rerenga Oraiti
0800 – Pōwhiri ki Ōrākei Marae
All live on the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Facebook page
The entire broadcast will be live streamed on the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei facebook platform.
To support the Tuku Whenua celebrations, we are launching a 2 week digital billboard campaign from 12 September – 25 September, 2022.
Pae Ātea – Tuku Whenua is a digital billboard campaign we have created in conjunction with Haumi and JC Decaux. You’ll see our beautiful faces and our story splashed across digital billboards across Tāmaki Makaurau. Keep an eye out e te whānau. If you manage to see one, please take a photo and tag us on Social Media #tukuwhenua
We cannot wait to share with you all a specially commissioned waiata for the Tuku Whenua kaupapa, sung by Majic Paora (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei). He korokoro tūī