Recognised iwi in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004. Recognised iwi in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004

Population: Census 2013: 12,177

Rohe map for Whakatōhea.

This rohe map represents the area over which Whakatōhea exercises kaitiakitanga for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991.

The following ancestral land rohe of Whakatohea according to evidence given by Te Hoera Horokai and Heremia Hoera at Opotiki on 14th July 1920 is as follows:

Commencing at Pakihi, at the mouth of the river along the sea coast to the mouth of the Waiotahe Stream to the mouth of the Ohiwa Harbour to Tehoro (a hill) and then turning inland southwards to Puhikoko (a hill) by straight line to Pukemoremore (a hill) then to Mapouriki (a hill) at one time a fighting pa. Then descending to Waimana Stream, Mapouriki being on the bank; following the Waimana Stream toward it's source at Tautautahi (a hill) along the banks to the mouth of the Parau stream; then following Parau Stream to Tangata-e-roha (a hill) on to Kaharoa (an old settlement); from Kaharoa to Ta Harakeke a ridge leading towards Maungapohatu to Maungatapere (a hill) descending into the Motu River to Kaitaura falls to Peketutu (a rock in the river that was an old crossing); leaving the river and up a ridge to Whakararonga (a hill); following the hill tops until it reaches Tipi O Houmea (a peak) descending towards Makamako (another hill) till it crosses Takaputahi Stream to Ngaupoko Tangata (a mountain) following the ridge to Kamakama (a mound resting place); along the ridge to Oroi (a trig station) then turning seawards to Te Rangi on the sea coast (a stone visible on the sea coast at low tide); then along the sea coast to the mouth of the Opape Stream, to Awahou Stream to Tirohanga and back to Pakihi."

In addition, the battle at Maraetotara by Te Rupe of Whakatohea resulted in this area falling under the mana of Whakatohea. Accordingly, the Maraetotara Stream is still claimed as the western boundary of Whakatohea.

Whakatohea strongly considers that its ancestral rohe also extends to the waters off our coast - Te Moananui a Toi. This is in recognition of our traditional fishing grounds and the use of the area for transport and other activities.

Area of Interest agreed with the Crown in the Deed of Settlement initialled on 23 December 2021 [PDF,420KB]


This rohe extends into the regions or districts of these local authorities:

Regional Council
Bay of Plenty Regional Council / Toi Moana
Territorial Authority
Ōpōtiki District Council



Contact information for hapū and marae may be provided by the Representative Organisation at their discretion.

Hapū

Marae

Wharenui

Location

Ngāi Tamahaua (Ngāi Tama) Opape Muriwai 76C Opape Road, Opape
Ngāti Irapuaia (Ngāti Ira) Ōpeke (Opekerau / Waioeka) Irapuaia 18-20 Waioeka Pā Road, Waioeka
Ngāti Ngahere Te Rere Te Iringa 50A Te Rere Pā Road, Ōpōtiki
Ngāti Patumoana (Ngāti Patu) Waiaua Ruamoko 203 Old Motu Road, Waiaua
Ngāti Ruatākena (Ngāti Rua) Ōmarumutu Tūtāmure 24 Ōmarumutu Road, Ōmarumutu
Te Ūpokorehe Kutarere Te Poho o Tamaterangi 435 SH2, Kutarere
  Maromahue Te Poho o Kahungunu 323 Waiotahe Valley Road, Ōpōtiki
  Roimata Te Ao Marama 200 Hiwarau Road, Kutarere


3 Representative Organisations found:

Iwi Representative Organisations

2 Iwi Representative Organisations:


Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board

Last updated: 18/01/2016


Mandated iwi organisation in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004. Mandated iwi organisation in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004.

Iwi Aquaculture Organisation in the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004. Iwi Aquaculture Organisation in the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.

Resource Management Act consultation. Represents Whakatōhea as an "iwi authority" for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Tūhono organisation. Tūhono organisation.

Legal entity: Charitable Trust

Governance structure: Two representatives from each of six hapu.

Chairperson: Robert Edwards

CEO: Dickie Farrar

Executive Secretary: Horiana Reedy

RMA Contact: Robert Edwards Email: robert.edwards@whakatohea.co.nz

Postal Address:
PO Box 207,
Ōpōtiki 3162.

Physical Address:
122 St John Street,
Ōpōtiki.

Phone: 07 315 6150

Email: wmtb.reception@whakatohea.co.nz

Website: http://www.whakatohea.co.nz/



Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust

Last updated: 20/01/2022


Mandate recognised by the Crown for Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations. Mandate recognised by the Crown for Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations [ Deed of Settlement initialled with the Crown on 23 December 2021 ].

Legal entity: Trust

Governance structure: One trustee elected from each of six hapū; one trustee appointed from each of eight marae; and one trustee appointed by Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board.

Chairperson: Graeme Riesterer

Administration: Gina Smith

Project Manager: Arihia Tuoro

Postal Address:
PO Box 207,
Ōpōtiki 3162.

Physical Address:
122 John Street,
Ōpōtiki.

Phone: 07 315 6150

Mobile: 021 724 729

Email: gina.smith@whakatohea.co.nz

Website: http://www.whakatohea.co.nz/



Groups that represent hapū of this iwi for the purposes of the RMA

1 Group that represents hapū of this iwi for the purposes of the RMA:


Te Upokorehe Iwi Resource Management Team

Last updated: 8/12/2021


Resource Management Act consultation - Groups that represent hapū of this iwi for the purposes of the RMA. Represents the hapū (named below) for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Area of Interest: The Te Ūpokorehe iwi boundary commences at Marae Tōtara at Ōhope, turning inland southward to Puhikoko, carrying on to Pukemoremore,then to Mapouriki, then following the Waimana Stream to Tautautahi in a straight line to Kaharoa to Waioeka River, following the river to the sea. From the mouth of the river follow the shoreline east back to Ohiwa Harbour back to Marae Tōtara. This boundary also takes in parts of the Tahora Block. Click to see Area of Interest map [PNG, 1.36MB].

Hapū Represented: Te Ūpokorehe

Local Authorities: Ōpōtiki District Council; Whakatāne District Council; Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Legal entity: Trust

RMA Contact: Trevor Ransfield Email: trevor_ransfield@hotmail.com

Postal Address:
418 SH2,
RD2, Kutarere,
Ōpōtiki 3198.

Phone: 07 315 4990

Email: trevor_ransfield@hotmail.com