Support for Manawa Waikato Women’s Rugby Team

The Waikato Women’s Rugby team Manawa should be congratulated for utilising their platforms to highlight the negative social issues affecting their communities. Waikato-Tainui Executive Chair Tuku Morgan says their nuanced stance sends a powerful message to the government that its current trajectory will be disastrous for Aotearoa. The haka is called ‘He piko he taniwha’ which draws on a significant … Read More

New Bill Collison Course with Waikato Settlement Legislation

Waikato-Tainui will be taking a detailed look at how the government’s proposed fast track Consenting Bill to ensure it complies with provisions in our settlement legislation. Te Ture Whaimana, is a key mechanism of the Waikato River Settlement and has been recognised as the primary direction-setting document for the fast-track consent process as it relates to the Waikato and Waipaa … Read More

Tuku Morgan To Lead Te Arataura for Second Term

Te Whakakitenga o Waikato Chair Tipa Mahuta is welcoming the appointments of Tukoroirangi Morgan and Jackie Colliar as Chair and Deputy Chair of Te Arataura the executive entity for Waikato-Tainui. Tipa says the election process was robust and produced strong mandates for both Tuku and Jackie to lead the executive arm.  “Both spoke about Kotahitanga as key fundamental principle underpinning … Read More

Te Arataura Elections Next Week

Te Arataura outside Waikato-Tainui Whakakitenga Chambers

The nomination process for the office holder positions for the Te Arataura which is the Executive Governance Board for Waikato-Tainui will be held next week. Te Arataura will be meeting on 9 February to appoint a Chair and Deputy. These elections are facilitated by the Kaahui Ariki representative in accordance with the rules set out in our constitution. Kaahui Ariki … Read More

Waikato-Tainui files High Court Proceedings

Waikato-Tainui has today filed proceedings in the High Court in Wellington. Executive Chair Tukoroirangi Morgan says they are seeking declarations to affirm the rights and interests of Waikato-Tainui and the corresponding obligations of the Crown. “We are concerned about recent statements that have been made by Ministers within Cabinet and others within the coalition government (regarding prospective Crown decisions and … Read More

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. Ngaati Korokii Kahukura Kaitiaki Poto Davies said the dig on Saturday was organised by the iwi at Bob’s Landing, near Karaapiro, 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