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Timeline of Events

1 October 2023            

The National Government announces its 100-day plan if elected. This includes detrimental policy changes that affect Māori.

3 November 2023       

New Government Election Results confirmed

24 November 2023     

New Coalition Government agreement signed between National, Act and NZ First

29 November 2023     

The National Government confirms their 100-day plan

30 November 2023     

Iwi leaders around the motu are concerned – Iwi signals the need to protect all whānau Māori.

2 December 2023      

Kiingi Tuheitia holds the 165th anniversary of the birth of the Kiingitanga movement. Iwi leaders in attendance are very concerned about the rhetoric of the coalition government around the select committee review of the principles of the Tiriti o Waitangi. A few key points are discussed - one is to hold a Hui-ā-Motu to bring the people together.   

4 December 2023        

Kahungunu announces its disappointment with the government.

5 December 2023        

Māori Party Protest takes place at the City Stage, Clock Tower, Hastings

5 December 2023        

Ngāti Kahungunu Hui-ā- iwi announced to take place on 16 December at Waimarama Marae,

6 December 2023        

Te Tari o te Kiingitanga sends out a panui inviting iwi to a National Hui for Unity to take place on 20 January 2024.

9 December 2023        

Whānau Protest takes place at Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier

16 December 2023     

Ngāti Kahungunu Hui-ā-Iwi held at Waimarama Marae - FB Live

Notes taken at the Hui a Iwi - Motions submitted

20 January 2024          

Hui-ā-Motu hosted by Kiingi Tuheitia at Turangawaewae, Ngaruawahia. 

Hui-ā-Motu Face Book Page

25 January 2024

Iwi katoa are encouraged to unitedly attend the Ratana Celebrations

6 February 2024

Iwi katoa are encouraged to attend Waitangi Celebrations in Waitangi in conjunction with the National Iwi Chairs Forum

22 February 2024

The National Iwi Chairs Forum NICF met to discuss a way forward. 

26 April 2024

Kahungunu is meeting to discuss as an iwi what KOTAHITANGA means and looks like to us. Key poiknts will be presented by iwi leaders at the Hui Taumata





31 May 2024

At the 22 February NICF Hui further decisions made to continue to meet and collaborate and unite - Kotahitanga. A Hui Taumata will be held. 


Please keep informed and read this information on our website –

Website information

NK Political Strategy 2023-2026

Declaration of Ngāti Kahungunu Rights

Hui a iwi Waip[atu MArae.jpg

What does KOTAHITANGA mean to me?

Ngati Kahungunu Iwi will host the next national hui to mobilise iwi Māori and continue the Kotahitanga (unity) kaupapa in protest at the coalition Government’s actions.


The Kotahitanga movement started on January 20, 2024, when an estimated 10,000 Māori and non-Māori from around Aotearoa descended on Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia heeding the call of the Māori King, Tūheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII.

The kaupapa continued at Rātana just four days later, attracting about 7000 people, followed up by a massive turnout of around 60,000 to 80,000 at Waitangi for Waitangi Day commemorations in February.

What's happening next? 

  • Omāhu Marae near Hastings will host the Hui Taumata on May 31.

  • Kiingi Tūheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII will attend.

  • Kotahitanga is the key theme again as iwi Māori unite against the coalition Government

  • Kahungunu is hosting their own Hui-ā-iwi on 26 April to determine what Kotahitanga looks like,  so we have a unified voice at the Hui Taumata in May...


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