About Us/ He Kōrero
Ngā kōrero o mua
In 2009, Ngāti Awa launched the iwi vision for 2050, Ko Ngāti Awa te Toki te tangatanga i te ra, te ngohengohe i te wai meaning, Ngāti Awa is the adze whose bindings cannot be loosened by the sun nor softened by the rain. The vision recognises future ambitions and aspirations of the iwi, led by the iwi, for the whanau, marae, hapū and iwi. The aspirations of Ko Ngāti Awa te Toki are Tūrangawaewae, Tū Pakari, Toi Ora and Mauri Ora.
The opportunity was identified by our hapū and marae, who know first-hand, the demising capacity to fulfil the day to day tribal obligations. Ngāti Awa supports the event as it will provide a platform for each one of the hapū (sub tribes) shown in Appendix A, of Ngāti Awa to exercise their individual hapūtanga and Ngāti-Awatanga. Ngāti Awa Te Toki (“Te Toki”) contributes to the organisations strategic directions of Tūrangawaewae, Cultural Identity & Connectivity with the primary audience and direct benefit to ngā uri o ngā hapū o Ngāti Awa, a secondary audience will be other iwi and the wider community.
I ēnei rā - Today
I ēnei rangi, he kaupapa whakahirahira, e whakakōtahi nei i a tātou ki te hakahaka, ki te waiata, ki te whakawhanaungatanga tātou ki a tātou anō.
Te Ahi Kaa - Kōmiti Whakahaere
Te Ahi Kaa Committee are made up of delegates who represent the 22 hapu
within Ngāti Awa Iwi. Each Hapu Delegate represents the interests of their hapu
at the Te Ahi Kaa Kōmiti Whakahere hui held on a monthly basis every year. The
Hapu Delegates are appointed by their Hapu to the Te Ahi Kaa Committee and
is key in connecting Hapu to the event.