** 4th April 2013 Please Note: Important documents related to the ‘War and Raupatu’ Hearings (8 – 12th April) can now be found under Waitangi Claim / Claims Documentation tabs.
This is the official website of Ngāti Hikairo ki Kawhia. All whānau and first time visitors to our site are welcome. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.
Ngāti Hikairo ki Kāwhia is the iwi to which this website is dedicated. We are an independent iwi of Tainui Waka origin and always have and will continue to maintain our mana motuhake and tino rangatiratanga in Kāwhia, Ōpārau and Waipā in the King Country and Waikato regions. The iwi authority is Te Rūnanganui o Ngāti Hikairo. Ngāti Hikairo is a confederation of hapū which include the following:
Te Whānau Pani, Ngāti Te Mihinga, Ngāti Horotakere, Ngāti Pare, Ngāti Rāhui, Ngāti Purapura, Ngāti Wai, Te Matewai, Ngāti Parehinga, Ngāti Whatitiri, Ngāti Puhiawe, Ngāti Hineue, Ngāti Te Uru, Ngāti Pōkaia, Ngāti Ngāti, Ngā Uri-a-Te Makaho, Te Whānau-o-Te Ake, Ngāti Ngāti, Ngāti Taiuru, Ngāti Waikaha, Ngāti Huritake, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Paretaikō, Ngāti Te Rahopupuwai
The marae located within the rohe of Ngāti Hikairo are the following:
- Waipapa – Kāwhia
- Mōkai Kāinga – Kāwhia
- Kaiewe – Ōpārau
- Pūrekireki – Pirongia
- Te Haona Kaha – Pirongia
Ko Pirongia-te-aroaro-o-Kahu te Maunga
Ko Ōpārau, ko Mangauika, ko Waipā, ko Māngapiko ngā Awa
Ko Parangi, ko Mangakaware, ko Ngāroto ngā roto
Ko Kāwhia te Moana
Ko Ngāti Hikairo te Iwi
Ko Whakamarurangi te tangata
If you are seeking to learn more about where your tūpuna came from, then there is plenty of information to whet your appetite within our pages, along with an area where you can register yourself as part of our iwi – if you know your whakapapa (genealogy showing your connection to Ngāti Hikairo). If you are Ngāti Hikairo, then registration on THIS site is imperative – do it now! You may have already registered with Waikato Tainui, however, this is a specific registration for the people of Ngāti Hikairo. It is especially important at this time when we are processing our Treaty claim. We want to ensure all of our iwi are registered – men, women and children. If you need assistance – please don’t hesitate to contact our kaumātua or whānau through this site.
If you are Ngāti Hikairo and want to keep up with Ngāti Hikairo issues, marae events or Kāwhia happenings – then you will find information that is updated regularly, along with the opportunity to have input yourself. Have you registered on THIS site yet? Do it now!
If you are simply a visitor to our website and wish to find out more about who we are and what we do then feel free to browse. If you have questions – feel free to ask.