Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana (TTPOW)

Welcome to the home of Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana (TTPOW)

Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana is a new entity which has been formed by the descendants of Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana to progress all of their Treaty of Waitangi claims to Deed of Settlement.

If you are a descendant of Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana and descend from an ancestor or original owner in the lands and lakes of Waikaremoana we urge you to register here by following the registration link.

Please note: You must be 18 years or over to register with Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana.

TTPOW Recent Hui – Sunday 19th Feb 2017

The recent Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana (Hui-a-iwi) held this past week, received great attendance and participation of over 45 whanau members gathering at Te Kuha Marae.

TPPOW delivered a presentation and facilitated korero , which included the following topics:

  • Who is Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana?
  • TTPOW Wai  Claimants:
    • Vernon Winitana (Wai 144) Ruapani Treaty Claims Journey (1986-2017)
    • Trainor Tait & Shirley Herewini (Wai 937)
  • Dr. Rapata Wiri (Historical  and contemporary Treaty issues affecting Ngati Ruapani)
  • TTPOW Leadership: Aubrey Kohunui, Richard Tumarae, Jenni Moses (TPPOW Present day status, structure, registrations,  hopes and aspirations for whanau of Ngati Ruapani ki Waikaremoana.

The day was made special, with whanau returning to join the hui, after camping out on their respective lands up around  Lake Waikaremoana for a couple of days.  They shared their wonderful experiences camping around the lake, and inspired many other whanau to consider doing something similar with their own,  and particularly focussing on reconnecting our rangatahi to their whakapapa and whenua.

Everyone participated in a shared lunch, which provided a great opportunity to whakawhanaungatanga.  The hui was a great success and TTPOW are already working develop a future calendar of events, and exploring wananga opportunities to build and grow our ‘Ruapanitanga’.

For more details or to get more information on upcoming hui – please contact:

TTPOW Secretary:  Jenni Moses: jenni.moses@hotmail.com

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To support Te Tatau Pounamu o Waikaremoana, please register here and give us your support and mandate to represent you and to progress all Ngati Ruapani ki Waikaremoana's claims to Deed of Mandate and to settle all Ngati Ruapani ki Waikaremoana Treaty of Waitangi claims.

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