MANA AHURIRI TRUST

Nga Hapu O Ahuriri

Mana Ahuriri Incorporated entered into negotiations with the Crown for the comprehensive and final settlement of the historical claims of the ‘Ahuriri Hapu’, who include;

- Ngati Hinepare

- Ngati Mahu

- Ngati Matepu

- Ngati Paarau (which includes Ngai Tahu Ahi)

- Ngai Tawhao

- Marangatuhetaua (Ngati Tu)

- Ngai Te Ruruku

 

The claimant group comprise all individuals, whanau and hapu who descend from one or more of the following source tipuna:

Hapu

Source Tipuna

Ngati Hinepare

Hikateko

Ngati Mahu

Tumahuki

Ngati Matepu

Te Atawhaki, Te Putanga-o-Te Rangi

Ngati Paarau (includes Ngai Tahu Ahi)

Hikawera II through Pitaka Te Otupeka, Tareha Te Moananui

Marangatuhetaua (Ngati Tu)

Tukapua I

Ngai Te Ruruku

Wharerakau, Te Hiku

Ngai Tawhao

Tawhao (other than the descendants of Tahiwa (female) –who did not maintain ahikaa roa)

The Ahuriri Hapu form a group of interconnected hapu within Hawke’s Bay with strong whakapapa ties, a shared history, and an affiliation both before and after the arrival of Kahungunu, and have been recognised by the Crown as a Large Natural Grouping.

While maintaining distinct identities, these Hapu are naturally connected through their shared rohe, and their ancestral connections and whakapapa to varying degrees.

The Hapu are neighbouring hapu; between themselves they share common boundaries. In addition, prior to the Napier earthquake, they shared a taonga of immense value, Te Whanganui-a-Orotu (the Napier inner harbour).

The Hapu are also connected by a common history involving the actions of the Crown. In particular, the Ahuriri Purchase in 1851 (which affected the customary interests of all the Hapu in relation to their lands and Te Whanganui-a-Orotu).

Since the 1980s, the Hapu have worked closely together to progress their common claims against the Crown before the Waitangi Tribunal in relation to Wai 55 (Te Whanganui-a-Orotu), Wai 400 (the Ahuriri Purchase) and other claims involved in the Mohaka ki Ahuriri Waitangi Tribunal hearings.

The marae associated with this claimant group are set out in the following table:

Hapu

Marae

Ngati Hinepare

Hamuera, Wharerangi, Timikara

Ngati Mahu

Hamuera, Wharerangi, Timikara

Ngati Matepu

Petane

Ngati Paarau (includes Ngai Tahu Ahi)

Waiohiki

Marangatuhetaua (Ngati Tu)

Tangoio

Ngai Te Ruruku

Tangoio

Ngai Tawhao

Wharerangi

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