Tākai Here
Tākai Here partnership

Tākai Here is a binding agreement between Mana Whenua and Wellington City Council.

Signed in April 2022, Tākai Here established a shared commitment to partnership. The date of the signing was significant, in being the 182nd anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

The partnership is expressed through the narrative and imagery of a waka. The role we all play is like that of a hoe (paddle) propelling the waka forward, creating a partnership that looks ahead and plans for the future of Wellington.

It also refers to the binding, lashing, knotting and tying of the waka to ensure it is safe and fit for our combined purposes. This represents the way our shared values and tikanga ensure a strong relationship.

Read our news article Tākai Here to be signed at Pipitea Marae.

View Tākai Here (1.9MB PDF) .

Our Tākai Here partners

Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira

Te Rūnanga O Toa Rangatira is the mandated iwi authority for Ngāti Toa Rangatira. It is the administrative body for their assets and interests.

There are two Ngāti Toa marae in Te Upoko o te Ika – Hongoeka Marae and Takapūwāhia Marae

Explore more at  their website ngatitoa.iwi.nz

Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o te Ika / Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust

The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust was created in 2008 to receive the settlement package for Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o Te Ika.

Taranaki Whānui represents people who whakapapa back to Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Ruanui, Taranaki, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga and other iwi from the Taranaki area.

Explore more at their website pnbst.maori.nz

Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui

Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o Te Ika a Māui is based out of Te Māori in Waiwhetu.

There are three Te Āti Awa marae in the region, Waiwhetu marae, Pipitea Marae and Te Tatau o te Pō marae.

Read about Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa’s strategic plan and more about them and their mahi.

Tākai Here signing April 2022