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Koia tēnei; ko te toroa noho au,
E tangi ana ki tōna kainga, e mihi ana.

This is a fact; I live like the albatross,
Crying out to its nesting place, and greeting you (in sorrow).


Hamiora Pio 


Throughout 1864 and 1865 a number of key events occurred which further polarised the relationship between the Crown and Ngāti Awa.

These events included:
  • The arrival of Paimarire prophets in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and their involvement with some Ngāti Awa hapū;
  • The killing of Reverend Carl Volkner at Opotiki by local Maori under the influence of the Paimarire prophets;
  • The establishment of an aukati by Ngāti Awa over their lands;
  • The killing of James Te Mautaranui Fulloon for breaching the aukati; and,
  • The invasion of Ngāti Awa by a Crown and allied iwi force of 500 men to capture the killers of Volkner and Fulloon.

To learn more about the Raupatu, its effects on Ngāti Awa….

The Ngāti Awa Raupatu Report.

This report concerns the hapū or tribes of the Rangitaiki district, the raupatu or confiscation of some 245,000 acres of their lands from the hills beyond the original course of the Tarawera River to Ohiwa Harbour, and consequential land reorganisation and relocations.

This report outlines our WAI46 Record of Inquiry which is the collection of documents submitted by parties involved in the WAI46 claim.


To view, read and search the documents of the Record of Inquiry, go to the Ngāti Awa Research and Archives catalogue.

Whakamau mahara ki muri, whakamau titiro ki mua – Exhibition Walkthrough

Take the virtual tour of our exhibition launched at the 2016 Te Kupenga Commemorations.

This exhibition is the Ngati Awa raupatu story. The events leading up to, and after the raupatu and it’s effect on Ngati Awa people.

This exhibition is now on permanent display at the Offices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa. 4 – 10 Louvain St, Whakatāne.

Pātaka kai and kaimoana permits

To inquire about pātaka kai and kaimoana permits, please contact one of the following:

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa | 07 3070760

During the Christmas and New Year period (20th Dec 2022 – 10th Jan 2023), please use the following contacts:

  • Charlie Bluett | 027 524 7710

Pātaka Kai & Kaimoana Permits

To inquire about Pātaka Kai and Kaimoana permits please contact one of the following:

Weekdays 8.30am to 5pm
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa | 07 3070760

Public Holidays & Afterhours
Charlie Bluett | 027 524 7710
Kataraina Monika | 027 235 3923