Ngāti Kahu: Portrait of a Sovereign Nation

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Back in stock August 2019.

This book describes the iwi of Ngāti Kahu through the traditions and histories of each of the sixteen hapū, told by kuia and kaumātua. These include histories of poverty, deprivation and marginalisation at the hands of the Crown and loss of 95 percent of the lands of the iwi. The book examines the variety of techniques used by the Crown to justify its actions and the way these laid the groundwork for continuing injustices. The remedies needed to redress these injustices and achieve reconciliation of Ngāti Kahu and the Crown are set out. These include constitutional change to achieve the restoration of political, social and economic well-being to Ngāti Kahu, Crown relinquishment of all Ngāti Kahu lands to their rightful owners and payment of sufficient compensation to ensure no further Treaty of Waitangi claims.


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  • ISBN: 9781775503040
  • Dimension: 210 x 297 mm
  • Format: Hardback
  • Language: Māori and English
  • Publication Date: 01 Jan 2018

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About the Author

Margaret Mutu

Margaret Mutu (Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua) is the Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland. She holds a BSc in mathematics, an MPhil in Māori Studies, a Diploma of Teaching and a PhD in Māori Studies specialising in Linguistics. Margaret is a mandated representative of Ngāti Kahu nationally and internationally at the United... Read More

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Lloyd Pōpata

Pīkaahu, Te Paatu hapū, is the claimant for the Pīkaahu claim (Wai 736), having continued on from his late aunt, Riana Pai, who lodged the claim. He is a negotiator for Ngāti Kahu’s Tiriti o Waitangi claims against the Crown, tohunga hakapapa for Ngāti Kahu, trustee of Te Paatu marae at Pāmapūria and kaumātua for Ko Te Āhua marae at Toatoa and Kare... Read More

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Te Kani Williams

Te Aupōuri, Tūhoe, Whakatōhea, Tainui, Ngāi Tai ki Tōrere, is a negotiator for Ngāti Kahu’s Tiriti o Waitangi claims against the Crown and Ngāti Kahu’s legal counsel since 1997. He is a director of Wackrow, Williams and Davies law firm and has acted for a large number of Māori Tiriti o Waitangi claimants throughout the country in negotiations, the ... Read More

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Ānahera Herbert-Graves

Patukōraha hapū, is the Chief Executive Officer of Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu. She also has strong whakapapa links to the northern iwi of Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kuri and Ngāi Takoto as well as Ngāi Tai Umupuia in Tainui. Ānahera has worked in a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector jobs and has held leadership positions in Te ... Read More

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Reremoana Rēnata

Ngāti Ruaiti, Matarahurahu hapū, is a delegate for both Kēnana and Waiaua marae to Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu, trustee of both her marae, a member of the Taumata Kaumātua o Ngāti Kahu, a Pou Ako for Ataarangi (Māori language programme), Taumata Assessor for Kōhanga Reo Akonga (trainees) and was a member of the Board of Trustees of Tamaki College... Read More

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JudyAnn Cooze

Ngāi Takiora hapū, Aputerewa, is a mokopuna of Hōne Erihe and Moengaroa Fleming. She is a past delegate for Aputerewa marae to Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu. JudyAnn trained as a nurse and holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Master of Midwifery. She is a passionate researcher for her hapū. Read More

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Zarrah Pineaha

Tahaawai hapū, is the claim manager for the Takahue claim (Wai 548) lodged by her late grandfather, Hirini Mare (Syd Murray) and continued on by his son, William (Billy) Murray, who is Zarrah’s uncle. Zarrah is a delegate for Ōkakewai marae at Takahue, represents Ngāti Kahu as a member of Ngā Rangatahi-ā-Iwi and holds the health portfolio for Ngāti... Read More

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Tania Thomas

Ngāti Taranga hapū, is a delegate for Mangataiore marae (Victoria Valley) and the secretary of Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Auckland and has worked extensively in the disability sector. Tania held the positions of Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner and Director of the Ce... Read More

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Te Ikanui Kingi-Waiaua

Te Paatu ki Kauhanga hapū, is the communications officer for Te Rūnanga-ā-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu. He has extensive broadcasting experience in Māori radio and television and has trained and led competition-winning kapa haka. Te Ikanui trained as a teacher and holds a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) from Te Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. He teaches at Pukemiro K... Read More