EOI – DISECT Committee Role

EOI – DISECT Committee Role

Calling for expressions of interest in the Ngāti Koata Iwi Representative role on the DISECT Trust & Governance Committee. Remuneration will be negotiated with the preferred candidate as part of the appointment process.

Closing date for expressions of interest Wednesday 25  August.  Send your EOI to pa@ngatikoata.com
Key responsibilities include:
  • Attend DISECT Trust and Governance Committee hui as a representative of mana whenua sharing information between the iwi and the committee to ensure that Ngati Koata play a role in the design and implementation of the project;
  • Ensure that the kiatiaki role of Ngāti Koata is fully understood and included in the project;
  • Help to support and identify opportunities for Ngāti Koata to work in partnership with Rangitoto Birdsong.
  • Ensure that there is good iwi engagement in the project from the outset and any new phases of the project by playing a role on a new community advisory group alongside TAG and external experts working on pest eradication projects.
  • Report back to the Trust and Governance Committee on a regular basis to ensure they are informed and consulted on the project and any matters arising.

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Wai 262 whānau claimant led Online Symposium

Wai 262 whānau claimant led Online Symposium

The online symposium is the first WAI 262 claimant whānau (Taumata Whakapūmau) led kōrero in the history of the WAI 262 Flora and Fauna Claim

It has been 30 years since the WAI 262 claim was lodged, and 10 years since the Crown’s response with the Ko Aotearoa Tēnei Report. 

To signal the anniversary of these significant milestones for Māoridom and Aotearoa, the Taumata Whakapūmau (whānau claimants) and Iwi Leaders from Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Koata will be hosting an online symposium as an opportunity to:

  1. share the kōrero, vision and legacy of the original claimants – Te Ōhākī;
  2. share the WAI 262 journey ahead – Ka Mua, Ka Muri;
  3. invite technicians and practitioners (including Mātauranga and Tikanga Māori experts, Māori scientists, Universities, Academics, Museums, Legal professionals and researchers) to support and work with Te Taumata Whakapūmau and the legacy projects of WAI 262.

Speakers include – Moana Jackson, Sheridan Waitai, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Iwi Leads from Te Rarawa, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Koata, Maui Solomon, Dr Linda Tuhiwai-Smith, Kiri Toki, Lynell Huria, Karaitiana Taiuru, Hema Wihongi, Justice Heteraka and Te Warahi Hetaraka.  

The speakers will present the story of the original claimants and maintaining the legacy 30 years on, taonga tuku iho: intergenerational work and the vision that belongs to all whānau, hapū and iwi, tikanga māori frameworks, tribal perspectives, the role of researchers in supporting the claim, intellectual property, international law, genomics and bioprospecting.

The online symposium is an opportunity to gain valuable insights to what has taken place as well as provide an opportunity for whānau, hapū and iwi to participate and learn about next steps including the national engagement across the regions.

To view the programme –  https://bit.ly/wai262-2021

Registrations to attend online are essential:


Nau mai – Piki Mai

Photo: Te Taumata Whakapūmau (note some members missing)

(Left to right) Back row: Phil (Hoddy) Murray, Te Rarawa; Huhana Lyndon – Ngāti Wai; Aperahama Edwards – Ngāti Wai; Joanie Wilson – Ngāti Koata; Justin Carter -Ngāti Koata; Rāhui Katene, Ngāti Koata; Walter Wells, -Ngāti Kuri;  Te Warahi Hetaraka, – Ngāti Wai Justice Hetaraka – Ngāti Wai. Front row: Ngatai Huata – Ngāti Kahungunu; Sheridan Waitai, Ngāti Kuri; Hori Parata – Ngāti Wai; Hema Wihongi – Te Rarawa; Ammon Kātene – Ngāti Koata; Jenny Nelson-Smith, Ngāti Kahungunu. Photographer: Adrian Heke

Download Wai 262 Programme (2.08 MB, PDF)