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 Ngāti Mākino Iwi Authority

Kaupapa Taiao (Environment)

Te Rere a Kahukura

 Kahukura was one of the guides that journeyed alongside Te Arawa waka ensuring their safe passage across the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa. According to Ngāti Makino tradition Kahukura lands and slumbers atop Pā Mourea. 

Pā Mourea has undisturbed views out to sea and inland to Rotoiti and Matawhaura. Pā Mourea was reputed to be the biggest pā in the region. Ngāti Makino are the kaitiaki of this Te Arawa tradition and also of Pā Mourea.

  Te Ariki Morehu (pers.comment) Otaramarae, 01 May 2011

Environmental Well-being

The wellbeing of te taiao o Ngati Makino is absolutely critical to ensuring our resources are sustainably managed according to the tikanga and matauranga of Ngati Makino for current and future generations.

"We seek to restore, sustain, enhance and protect our environment and all taonga within". 

Waitahanui Awa 



Te Taiao o Ngati Makino is restored, enhanced and maintained as a taonga; to provide healthy land, air and waters that support our people and allow our mokopuna to experience the  same relative environmental and cultural landscape as their tupuna.


  1. Develop networks to ensure the Iwi Authority, acting with and on behalf of iwi members and is recognised by all relevant authorities as the knowledgeable, capable and influential kaitiaki of Ngati Makino natural resources
  2. Plan and programme research by the Iwi Authority in partnership with other agencies to develop sound and effective policies to restore and sustain the environment and natural resources of the rohe
  3. Develop pan-iwi networks to assist with restoration and maintenance of the environment and natural resources both within the rohe and in the wider region
  4. Begin investigations and feasibility studies to plan the establishment of a Ngati Makino Whare Wananga (Kaitiakitanga Environment Centre) on traditional lands.

Environmental Projects

Resource Consents

Cultural Monitoring

Marine And Coastal Area

Ehara taku toa, i te toa taki tahi, Kātahi ko taku toa he toa taki tini ā Mākino.

Toitū te mana, Toitū te whenua, Toitū te Tangata, Toi tū te Mākinotanga

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