Mana motuhake o Ngai Tamahaua

Ngai Tamahaua is a Hapu and sovereign signatory to Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840.  Our tipuna rangatira signed at Opotiki on 27-28 May 1840.

Mana Whenua

Rohe: Te Ana o Muriwai ki Te Rangi.  Whakaari ki Maungapohatu.

Map of Opape coastal dive bottle ban Notice to Mariners and Fishers.

Nga Whanau


June Hapu Hui – postponed

June Hui-a-marama advertised in the local papers for apopo (13 June 2021) has been postponed due to several tangi being on this weekend.  Please await the new date.  The agenda includes discussion of withdrawal of Ngai Tamahaua Hapu interests in the WMTB.

Hapu Hui April 2021

Nau mai haere mai te whanau. Hapu Hui-a-marama 11am [correction: 1pm] Sunday 11 April 2021 12 noon shared lunch Opape Marae (All reports to be in writing) B. Savage Hapu Secretary [Advertised Opotiki News 01/04/2021 see below.]

Tsunami Warning! Kiatupato: Move to higher ground now.

10:37am UPDATE: Tsunami alert issued after 8 magnatude earthquake at Rangitahua (Kermadecs). Waves arriving now at Hawai – 10:30am. Reports of traffic chaos in town earlier. Please take care. Opape whanau your evacuation safe place is Opape Marae – go there now. ___________ 10:57am UPDATE: Report from Mayor that town is successfully evacuated (see photo …