He iti Marangai tū ana te pāhukahuka he iti pioke nō Rangaunu he au tōna!

Small although the Pioke (dogfish shark) may be, great is its wake, as it traverses the might of the Rangaunu harbour. This whakataukī describes the characteristics of the Ngāi Takoto people who reside on the shores of the Rangaunu Harbour and are likened to the Pioke.

The iwi of Ngāi Takoto has grown significantly and have come a long way since undertaking Post-Treaty Settlement processes with the Crown in 1986. We have achieved a great deal since that time through hard work and sheer determination to succeed and now we arrive at a point in that process whereby the responsibility for managing and determining the Ngāi Takoto future and how that may be organised, is no longer the responsibility of the crown but now up to ourselves, as a people, and as a tribe.

“Future Proofing the Ngāi Takoto Whānau, Hapū, Marae and Ngāi Takoto Iwi”

The period of time spanning the next 3 years is, and will be, vitally crucial to ensuring that the completion of  post Treaty settlement responsibilities is developed as our tribes primary goal, and ensuring that the agreed to decisions and ratified by our members are substantially realised.

Kāhore taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini
We cannot succeed without the support of those around us