He Whenua Tipu tonu, he tangata tipu tonu
Ahuriri Hapū have long maintained ahi kā roa in Ahuriri. Te Whanganui-ā-Orotu is a place of great significance to Ahuriri Hapū. It is central to their existence and identity. It is named after the ancestor Te Orotu, who was a descendant of the great explorer ancestor Māhu Tapoanui. Māhu Tapoanui is considered the very beginning of the Ahuriri people. Te Orotu’s son, Whatumamoa, gave his name to Ngāti Whatumamoa, one of the earliest tribal groups that settled the Ahuriri district.
The purpose for which the trust is established is to receive, manage, hold and administer the Trust’s assets on behalf of Ngā hapū tokowhitu, Ngāti Paarau, Ngati Hinepare, Ngati Maahu, Ngai Tawhao, Ngati (Marangatūhetaua)Tū, Ngati Matepu, Ngai Te Ruruku, for the benefit of the present and future beneficiaries of Mana Ahuriri Trust in accordance with its Deed.
Mana Ahuriri Trust is a Private trust set up to receive the proceeds of the Ahuriri Deed of Settlement from the Crown. Its members in 2015 refreshed the mandate of the nine (9) named Initial Trustees in the ratification process to receive and manage the settlement on their behalf.
The 7 Hapū of Ahuriri
Ngāti Hinepare, Ngāti Maahu, Ngāi Tāwhao
Ngati Tu (Marangatuhetaua) Ngai Te Ruruku
Ngā Uara – Our Values
Knowing our identity and our relationships with each other
Looking after our people from mokopuna to pakeke
Protecting and Preserving our taonga tuku iho of Mana Ahuriri
Kia tika, kia pono
Acting with integrity, true to our people and our kaupapa
Respecting the spiritual essence in all of us
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