Ngāti Kahungunu (Wairoa Taiwhenua) Inc.
The Wairoa Taiwhenua building is based on Bridge Street, Wairoa. It is situated over the directly to the left after crossing the bridge over Te Wairoa-hōpūpū-hōnengenenge-matangi-rau River. Wairoa is a beautiful country town only minutes away from the most northern coastline of Kahungunu.
He ao te rangi ka uhia, mā te huruhuru te manu ka rere. The sky needs clouds to clothe it. Birds need feathers to fly.
Ko Whakapunake te maunga
Ko Te Wairoa-hōpūpū-hōnengenenge-matangi-rau te awa
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Kahungunu te tangata
About the Taiwhenua:
Wairoa Taiwhenua is continually looking at opportunities to host an array of activities, hui and events ranging from history, research, whakapapa, land issues and social service issues to enhance the wellbeing of Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa whānau and hapū.
Governance Board: (December 2018)
Chairperson: Nigel How
Deputy Chairperson: Kaumātua Bill Blake
Cluster (1) Tuahuru, Te Rakato, Ruawharo, Mahanga, and Kaiuku Marae - Bill Blake and Alice Wairau
Cluster (2) Kahungunu, Manutai, Tane Nui A Rangi, Te Rehu, Tamakahu, and Te Kotahitanga Marae - Jayell Te Rito and Henare Mita
Cluster (3) Te Maara A Ngata, Te Huki, Waipapa A Iwi, Waihua, and Putere Marae - Tangiwai Newton and Theresa Thornton
Cluster (4) Taihoa, Te Rauhina, Iwitea, Whakaki, and Whaakirangi Marae - Nigel How and Naomi Wilson
Cluster (5) Tawhiti A Maru, Takitimu, Ruataniwha, Hinemihi, and Hurumua Marae - Kurawari Panere and Te Mini Smith
Cluster (6) Erepeti, Te Reinga, Rangiahua, Te Mira, Putahi, Pakowhai, Aranui and Arimawha Marae - Katarina Kawana and Merienne Orlowski
Office Managers: Danika Goldsack and Pita Robinson
Marae Map (click here)