Recognised iwi in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004
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 TaHarakeke 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.
Whakatohea rohe [JPG, 339KB].
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This rohe of Whakatōhea extends into the regions or districts of the following local authorities.
Contact information for hapū and marae may be provided by the Representative Organisation at their discretion.
|Ngāi Tamahaua (Ngāi Tama)||Opape||Muriwai||Beach Road, Opape|
|Ngāti Irapuaia (Ngāti Ira)||Ōpeke (Opekerau / Waioeka)||Irapuaia||SH 2, Waioweka|
|Ngāti Ngahere||Te Rere||Te Iringa||Te Rere Pā Road, Ōpōtiki|
|Ngāti Patumoana (Ngāti Patu)||Waiaua||Ruamoko||Old Motu Road, Waiaua|
|Ngāti Ruatākena (Ngāti Rua)||Ōmarumutu||Tūtāmure||Ōmarumutu Road, Ōmarumutu|
|Te Ūpokorehe||Kutarere||Te Poho o Tamaterangi||SH 2, Kutarere|
|Maromahue||Te Poho o Kahungunu||Waiotahe Valley Road, Ōpōtiki|
|Roimata||Te Ao Marama||Hiwarau Road, Kutarere|
3 Representative Organisations found:
2 Iwi Representative Organisations:
Last updated: 18/01/2016
Mandated iwi organisation in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004.
Iwi Aquaculture Organisation in the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.
Represents Whakatōhea as an "iwi authority" for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991.
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: email@example.com
PO Box 207,
122 St John Street,
Phone: 07 315 6150
Fax: 07 315 7968
Last updated: 20/03/2017
Mandate recognised by the Crown for Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations [ Terms of Negotiation signed with the Crown on 17 December 2016 ].
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
PO Box 207,
122 John Street,
Phone: 07 315-6150
Mobile: 027 686 9362
1 Group that represents hapū of this iwi for the purposes of the RMA:
Last updated: 22/06/2016
Represents the hapū for the purposes of the Resource Management Act 1991.
Area of Interest: The Te Ūpokorehe hapū 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.
Hapū Represented: Te Ūpokorehe
Local Authorities: Ōpōtiki District Council; Whakatāne District Council; Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Legal entity: Trust
RMA Contact: Trevor Ransfield Ph: 07 315 4049 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Trevor Ransfield,
Main Road, RD2,