Signing of the Taonga Management Agreement

Monday 1st December, 2014

Wehi Wehi and Kauwhata


Date: Sunday 14th December, 2014

Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Te Papa Tongarewa

Photos taken in 2002 when Wehi Wehi visited the Nga Mere Pounamu.


Kia ora whanau the Marae Trustees and Management Committee decided at Tuesday night hui to book a 40 seater bus to help whanau get to Te Papa on the 14th December 2014. At the moment the bus will depart from Fielding. It takes normally 2 hours 15 minutes on a good day with pickups it is probably 3 hours so the bus will start is hikoi about 10am. At the moment we have thought that Raewyns in Levin, Wehi Wehi Marae in Manakau, in Otaki just pass the BP station, in Waikanae and Paraparaumu railway stations if needed. If you would like to book a seat can you give Sharon a ring to give your name and a number seats you need. Sharon's number is 06 362 6840.

Please don't make bookings through facebook whanau this is on a first in basis so please make the call to book a seat if you are definitely coming. Don't make a booking just in case. If we have enough whanau in Palmerston we will probably start there. 

Historic Meeting with Horowhenua District Council and Ngati Wehi Wehi

Wednesday 23rd July, 2014

A powhiri was held today for the Horowhenua District Council Mayor and Elected members. They were supported by the CEO and Senior Managers from the Horowhenua District Council. Although the weather was cool it was at least dry.

The two hour meeting was held to pose the question "Strategic Partnership - What Does it look like?"


Horowhenua District Council Powhiri 23Jul14

Photo: from left to right

Back Row: Jeremiah Jacobs (NWW),  Paddy Jacobs (NWW), Hayden Jacobs (NWW), David McCorkindale (HDC), Councillor Ross Campbell EM Miranui Ward,  Ross Brannigan EM Kere Kere Ward, Wayne Bishop EM Waiopehu Ward, Gallo Saidy (HDC), Gary Good EM Levin Ward

Middle Row: Makareta Moffatt (NWW), Donna Sayer (NWW), Annie Barber (NWW), Piri-Hira Tukapua NWW and EM Levin Ward, Sue Hori Te Pa (HDD), Victoria Kaye-Simmons EM Levin Ward, Christine Mitchell EM Waiopehu Ward,

Front Row: Margaret Morgan-Allen (Hikitanga Te Paea), Rev Te Hopehuia Hakaraia (NWW), Akuhata Akuhata  (Uncle Rowdy) Kaumatua, Mayor Brendan Duffy, Richard Orzecki (Chair NWW), David Clapperton (CEO HDC), Michael Feyen EM Kere Kere Ward,

Photo taken by Monique Davidson (HDC)

Absent Tony Rush EM Levin Ward, Jo Mason EM Levin Ward, Maria Jenkins (NWW), Lossy Meaclem (NWW), Bob Miratana (NWW)


Ngati Wehi Wehi in the House

 Monday 21st July, 2014

Wehi Wehi was in the house today. In this case Te Whare Rapuroa at the Mid Central DHB in Palmerston North. Why you may ask? Today Kaumatua and Rev Te Hopehuia and Kelly Tipene were starting a 200 hour community service mahi which is one day a week for the next six months. Te Hopehuia and Kelly are recent graduates from the Manaaki Hauora Anglican programme being run in Christchurch.The idea is to provide Maori Chaplaincy services into the 21 District Health Boards around the country. Rev Kahu Durie was a long serving Chaplain until her passing a few years ago.


So both Kelly and Te Hopehuia have done the theoretical and now the practical. Kia Kaha e nga rangaitra 



Powhiri at Mid Central DHB 21 July 14

From left to right; back row Wiremu Dawson, Jeremiah Jacobs, Patricia Jacobs, Stephanie Turner

from row: Richard Orzecki, Kelly Tipene, Rev Te Hopehuia Hakaraia


Nga Mere Pounamu Visit to Te Papa Tongarewa

 Thursday 13th March, 2014

Representatives from Ngati Wehi Wehi and Ngati Kauwhata visited Te Papa Tongarewa to progress a Memorandum of Partnership around the Nga Mere Pounamu Kauwhata and Wehi Wehi. This photo depicts the the taonga laying on the Ngati Wehi Wehi flag it is almost a perfect fit for the design on the flag itself.

See more photos  Nga Mere Pounamu Visit 13 Mar 2014



Nga Mere Pounamu Wehi Wehi and Kauwhata

Manakau School to Visit Ngati Wehi Wehi

Manakau School Visit to Wehi Wehi Marae on 2010

Thursday 14th June 2014

The visit to Wehi Wehi Marae will now take place on Wednesday June 18th. Kotahitanga Te Kohanga Reo and Te Kotahitanga o Te Iwi o Ngati Wehi Wehi will be hosting  the staff, students and parents of Manakau School on Wednesday 18th June, 2014. The last school visit was in November 2010.

Part of the visit will be some some shared learning into a number of areas four areas which will include Harakeke / Weaving, Rakau Iti - Short sticks, Nga Kemu Maori /Maori games and after lunch Kapahaka Waiata.



Welcome to Ngati Wehi Wehi Website



Te Kotahitanga O Te Iwi O

Ngāti Wehi Wehi

Tena koutou katoa

Nau mai, haere mai ki te paepae tukutuku o Wehi Wehi Marae

Ngati Wehi Wehi mihi whakatau ki te whanau whanui.

Tena tatou katoa e te whanau whanui o Ngati Wehi Wehi ki te Tonga, ki a Horowhenua hoki. Nau mai, haere mai ki te titiro nga ahuatanga, nga korero, nga pikitia e pa ana ki a Ngati Wehiwehi.

Ma te Matua Kaha Rawa hei manaaki, hei tiaki ki a tatou katoa. Haere atu ra nga mate huhua o te wa ki te hunga wairua. Ratou ki a ratou, otira tatou nga kanohi ora ki a tatou. Kati ake nga mihi.

Ka tito, ka waiata nei ki to tatou whakapapa mana, ihi, wehi!

Ko Tararua te pae maunga whakaruruhau

Ko Horowhenua te rohe nui

Ko Tainui te waka 

Ko Waikawa raua ko Manakau nga awa

Ko Kukukohatu te whenua

Ko Te Kotahitanga o Te Iwi o Ngati Wehi Wehi te iwi

Ko Wehi Wehi ratou ko Tamatatai, ko Rangitawhia ko Pihaka nga hapu

Ko Wehi Wehi raua ko Patiharuru nga tupuna whare

Ko Kotahitanga Te Kohanga Reo

Tihewa mauri oho, mauri tu, mauri ora ki Te Whei Ao, ki Te Aomarama!