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

3 Waters Reform Heading in Right Direction

Waikato-Tainui are optimistic around the direction of the Three Waters reform following the Ministers announcement today. Te Whakakitenga Chair Parekawhia McLean says todays high level announcement provides a clear direction of travel which for us centres around the health and well being of our water resources. “Te mana o te wai / awa – is a core principle for the … Read More

New Te Arataura Chair Announced

Tukoroirangi Morgan has been elected Chair of Te Arataura after Linda Te Aho stepped down from the role last week. Tuku returns to the role he held from 2006-2012 when he helped spearhead the Waikato River settlement claim with both the Labour and National governments alongside the late Lady Raiha Mahuta. Tuku is adamant the foundational principles of Kiingitanga should … Read More