Ko Whakaue ki Tai e Tiaki te Takutai Moana
Ko Whakaue ki Uta e Manaaki Ngā Roto

Kids on diving board at Maketu
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We are Ngāti Whakaue ki Tai – the descendants of Ngāti Whakaue tupuna. We occupy the coastal area of te rohe o Ngāti Whakaue, whilst Ngāti Whakaue ki Uta occupies the inland area. We are the haukāinga of Maketu, the ahi kaa who care for the marae, estuaries, moana and whenua of Maketu on behalf of Ngāti Whakaue and all of Te Arawa.

Ngāti Whakaue ki Tai are autonomous from Ngāti Whakaue ki Uta. Any settlement agreements involving Maketu will be led by Ngāti Whakaue ki Tai.