Our History, Our Stories, Our People, Our Voice
Waitaha are an ancient iwi that descends from the waka Te Arawa. Their area of interest extends from Waimapu to Mauao along the coastline to Maketu, and inland to Otanewainuku. The Waitaha tribal register has approximately 1800 registered members.
Timeline 1860 – 1900
The following timeline details the wars and land confiscations that left Waitaha weakened and struggling to survive into the 1900s. Over the next 100 years our people would come from the brink and through focused determination would pave the way to sustainable long term Waitahatanga driven development.