River iwi unite and net 125kg of invasive Gold Clams

River iwi collected 125 kg of invasive Gold Clams after an experimental control harvest along a stretch of the Waikato River over the weekend. Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Kaitiaki Poto Davies said the dig on Saturday was organised by the iwi at Bob’s Landing, near Karapiro, after Gold Clams were discovered there in early May. There was a sense of frustration … Read More

Group Investment Committee Nominating Committee Independent Member

The Group Investment Committee Nominating Committee (“GIC Nominating Committee”) is a recommendatory Committee. It assesses the skills and competencies required for the Group Investment Committee (GIC), identifies and evaluates potential GIC members, including observers, and makes recommendations to Te Arataura regarding candidates, including observers for GIC membership.

Airport Shares for Unsettled Auckland Interests

Media Statement Waikato-Tainui is seeking a sizable share of any Auckland Airport shares that are put up for sale as Auckland Council looks to balance its books to meet the future needs of its ratepayers. Executive Chair Tukoroirangi Morgan says Waikato-Tainui have outstanding Treaty of Waitangi claims in the Auckland region particularly around Mangere. This latest sell-off proposal he says, … Read More

Invasive Clam Species Unwanted in Waikato

Today’s announcement by Biosecurity NZ that Waikato River is home to the invasive Freshwater Gold Clam is a huge disappointment and will likely draw a strong reaction from Marae along the length and breadth of our tupuna awa.

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Water Treatment Plant Upgrade a Step Forward

Media Statement Waikato Tainui Executive Chair Tukoroirangi Morgan is hailing the $128m upgrade to the Pukekohe Wastewater treatment Plant as a significant step in the right direction in addressing water quality in our tupuna awa. The new upgraded plant will be formally opened on Friday (3 March 2023) and it will treat wastewater from Pukekohe, Buckland, Pokeno and Patumahoe which … Read More

Waikato-Tainui receive relativity payment

Chair of Te Arataura, Tukoroirangi Morgan has announced that Waikato-Tainui has received its third relativity payment from the Crown; a form of additional redress following the 1995 Raupatu Settlement. Waikato and Ngai Tahu are the only iwi in New Zealand to have relativity clauses included in their settlement, with Waikato receiving $101.5 million yesterday.

Entity A iwi reaffirms support for Three Waters

Media Press Release Te Arataura (Tribal Executive) Chair Tukoroirangi Morgan has reaffirmed support for the Government’s Three Waters proposal at day three of the Iwi Chairs Forum in Taupoo. “As kaitiaki of Waikato Awa, we support all steps to protect the natural taonga that is our taiao,” says Tuku. “While it is easy and convenient for Auckland Council and Watercare … Read More