Waiwhetu as a community treasure their historical arts and cultural heritage

Ko Pukeatua te marae Ko Te Awakairangi te awa Ko Te Atiawa te iwi Ko Waiwhetu te marae Ko Arohanui ki te Tangata te whare Ko Te Atiawa no runga i te Rangi

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Te Runanganui o Te Atiawa

Te Atiawa holds the responsibility for “Manawhenua Maori” obligations to all iwi Maori of Aotearoa for Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui.

In addition, as a Treaty of Waitangi signatory, Te Atiawa has its present-day partnership relationship with the New Zealand Government.

Te Atiawa have long term habitation with Whare Tupuna and Urupa in Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui, and have always included whānau members of Taranaki Whānui with their origins in Taranaki, Waikanae, Picton, and Paraparaumu. [More]

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Ngā Panui

The Supreme Award of the Wellington Airport Regional Community Award Winners

Te Ra o te Raukura, annual whanau community festival held at Waiwhetu Marae were recipients in 2017 for the Supreme Award.


The festival promotes health, education, entertainment, culture and whanau values through a range of stalls and activities.


It’s about coming together to share local iwi (Te Atiawa) histories and culture to the wider regions and to both Maori and non Maori.

Arts & Culture category

  • Winner - Te Ra o te Raukura

Opening in 2018, Waiwhetu Artesian Aquifer Free to Public

A product of the sub-harbour Waiwhetu Artesian Aquifer are leakage from submarine springs.

This aquifer is a sheet of gravel and other coarse sediments which continues from the Lower Hutt Valley and extends beneath Wellington Harbour.


It varies in thickness from approximately 70m against the Wellington Fault scarp to just over 20m thick against the eastern harbour margin.


The water it contains is a valuable resource supplying approximately one third of Wellington's municipal water consumption.


Te Mana o Ngā Whenua

Te Atiawa Kaumātua who signed the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 for Te Upoko o te Ika were of Te Atiawa tribal descent. Thus, Te Rūnanganui with the Te Atiawa Tribal Council, represent Te Atiawa and their Treaty partnership responsibilities with the Crown.

Te Atiawa Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika is a grouping of descendants of tupuna who were in the Port Nicholson Block rohe in 1840.


They descend from tupuna of Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Tama. A kaitiaki role is carried for Ngāti Mutunga.

Read the Port Nicholson Block (Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika) Deed of Settlement. (PDF 238K)

Our Address

Level 2, Te Maori Arts and Cultural Centre

61 Guthrie Street

Waiwhetu, Te Upoko o Te Ika

Aotearoa New Zealand

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TEL: (04) 566 8308 

E-MAIL: info@atiawa.com

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