Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei: tuku rangatira
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei have maintained their position as ahi kā and responsibility as mana whenua, offering manaakitanga to the many people that have come onto their lands. It began with Apihai Te Kawau welcoming Lieutenant-Governor Hobson in 1840 and the tuku whenua – a chiefly gifting of lands for the site of Auckland. The hapū have continued to uphold these values and supported the interests of the wider community of Tāmaki Makaurau.
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Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are continuously researching their history. This published narrative is done to the best of their knowledge.
First published in 2021 by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Manatū Taonga.
© Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei 2021.