Posted on 6 November, 2019

Possible Office Location

Possible Office Location

Pursuant to the following motion adopted at the 2018 AGM


That the Beneficiaries and Board of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui Trust at its AGM on Sunday 25th November, 2018 resolved to hold a meeting to discuss relocation of Trust office to Waikawa Marae prior to next AGM.

Moved:  Rita Powick / Seconded: Ron Riwaka:                                                                    


Please be advised that a meeting to discuss possible Office Locations for the Trust Board’s Operations will be held at our Offices, Beach Road, Waikawa Marina on Monday, 18th November at 18h00.

If you are unable to attend in person, you are welcome to email or phone your comments/suggestions to the office [Ph. 03 573 5170, Freephone 0800 284 292] or request details to phone in and participate at





Posted on 5 September, 2019

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui Trust

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui Trust

Te Ātiawa o te waka a Māui


The following dates are an opportunity to have input into what should be on our carved Tauihu and Taurapa for our 2 Iwi waka


  • Whakatū mārae           8th September 11:00-13:00
  • Te Awhina Mārae        11th September 17:00-18:30
  • Waikawa mārae           15th September 10:00-11:00


Nau mai haere mai e te whānau


All enquiries to Amai thompson

O21 028 76507


Posted on 2 September, 2019

Mahuru Māori

Mahuru Māori

Mahuru Māori


As our commitment and support as Te Ātiawa to Mahuru Māori and our Reo Rangatira. We will post a few kianga each day on our Pae Tukutuku during week days of Hepetema.


"Ko te Reo kia Tika, ko te reo kia rere, ko te reo kia Māori" - Timoti Karetu


Posted on 23 August, 2019

Sewage Spill Notification Form

Sewage Spill Notification Form (A373389)

Complete form & email to


Nathan Clarke



Date Notified

23 Aug 2019

Time Notified

9.00 am

Date of Spill

22 Aug 2019

Time discovered

2.58 am

Phone   (

04 3922 7226




Location and Cause:


There was an overflow at the Airport Pump Station at 2.51 am on Thursday 22 August due to storm pump failure.


NRSBU operations manager was notified by Nelmac operators directly that there was an overflow at around 10.30 Thursday 22nd,  NRSBU contacted the Operations Manager Treatment for Nelmac , who indicated that there was not an overflow.  NRSBU Operations Manager investigated and visited the site Thursday afternoon to inspect and identified that there was a visual indication that overflow occurred.

Further investigation was undertaken to identify the size of the overflow.


The Overflow occurred as a result of a storm pump failure, and a level sensor failure in the airport pump station.  The main storm pump at the pump station failed due to an over current fault. The pump station was run manually. An additional failure of the level sensor in the pump well prevented easy control of the pump station in manual and resulted in the pump station reaching overflow level.


It is estimated that the overflow occurred for around 8 minutes , with the start time of discharge was 2.51 am (when the level rose to over 100%) and then end time of discharge was 2.58 am when the Airport duty pumps were turned on and the discharge was primarily rainwater diluted sewage, with an estimated volume of around 60m3. The flowrate at the time of overflow was around 130 litres per second.


The spare storm pump at Bell Island WWTP was transported to the Airport and installed on 22 August 2019.


The discharge flow flowmeter at the Airport pump station is currently not working and awaiting a dry period for replacement. Unfortunately, this flow data is unavailable.


Estimated Quantity

62.4 m3


Rainfall event  

Tide Conditions

High tide of 3.7 m at 1.24 am.

Proposed Sampling?

Faecal Coliform testing samples have been collected at a number of locations (22/8/2019)




TLA Proposed Public Health Risk Advice(On receipt the PHS will review and discuss with the TLA)

  • Contact Recreation: Swimming & windsurfing (Closure & reopening of areas should be sanctioned by the Medical Officer of Health)

Due to the small volume, the diluted nature of the material and the discharge being on an outgoing tidal cycle it is felt that the level of risk from this overflow is not high.

The volume is significantly below the threshold value associated with the NRSBU aberrational discharge consent. The consent defines the discharge threshold in a heavy rainfall event as 2000 m3, and the threshold value for a dry weather event as 300m3.  In addition, the above the discharge was from the Airport pump station which discharges into a less accessible area of the estuary.



  • Shellfish Collection: (From start of spill to 28 days after spill is eliminated [allows for viral depuration] Closure & reopening of areas should be sanctioned by the Medical Officer of Health)



Posted on 15 August, 2019

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui - He Karere Mīharo (Amazing news)

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui - He Karere Mīharo (Amazing news)

E ngā uri o Awanuiarangi, he karere mīharo tēnei kia koutou katoa.


To all descendants of Awanuiarangi, we have some amazing news for you all.

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui Trust will like to announce that we have updated our merchandise and they will be soon available for purchase.

Further information will follow in our next pānui, due for November 2019.


Ngā mihi

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui Trust Office



Posted on 8 August, 2019

Tuia 250

Tuia 250

Nau mai nei a Te Ātiawa

Tēnā koutou te whānau. Our first waka tangata has arrived from Christchurch with the second waka due at the end of this month.

We are now looking at the process of blessing and what that may look like. We will get back to you regarding this.

As most whānau are engaged on Saturday sports we will be having Hui on Sundays which suit the majority. Hui will be held on the following dates in the Training rooms at Waikawa mārae

  • 11/9
  • 25/11
  • 1/9

We are calling for all Te Ātiawa whānau to come and be a part of making history. This is the chance to stand in the foot steps of our Tīpuna and be who we truely are.

The waka is filling up fast so come along Sunday and be a part of making history.

10.30-12.00 Mārae training rooms

We are looking for experienced and inexperienced waka crew


Contact: Anisha Huntley 021 493 631 or

Amai Thompson 021 028 76507


Posted on 2 August, 2019

Successful recipients - Flotilla and Tōtaranui 250.

E te Iwi o Te Ātiawa nō runga i te Rāngi

Tēnā tātou katoa


A huge thank you to all whānau who submitted applications towards the Berths Trainee on Board offer as part of the Flotilla and Tōtaranui 250.

A opportunity of a life time to sail on a Tahitian waka haurua from Doubtless bay to Meretoto on a 10 day journey

The Trust would like to congratulate Erin Bunt and Utuku Thompson, the successful recipients of being on board Haunui.


Well done, Tēnā koutou, Tēnā tātou


Posted on 11 July, 2019

Pēpi Hou Tohu Whānaungatanga – (Newborn baby birth-certificate reimbursement)

Pēpi Hou Tohu Whānaungatanga – (Newborn baby birth-certificate reimbursement)

Taonga Kāmehameha


Pēpi Hou Tohu Whānaungatanga – (Newborn baby birth-certificate reimbursement)


At the recent Trustee Board Hui, held in June 2019, it was agreed by the Trustees that all newborn pēpi born after 1st July 2019 will be eligible for a reimbursement for the purchase of a Standard Birth Certificate, currently at cost of $33.


To be eligible for this the parents or legal guardians of the child must be a registered member of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust and provide a receipt of purchase and Birth Certificate.



A great way to also register your pēpi. If you require more information, please contact the Office on 0800 284 292



Posted on 4 June, 2019

Planning for succession in the Kaitiaki o Te Taiao  (KT) Office – an emerging employment opportunity for a Te Ātiawa professional

Planning for succession in the Kaitiaki o Te Taiao (KT) Office – an emerging employment opportunity for a Te Ātiawa professional

Planning for succession in the Kaitiaki o Te Taiao 
(KT) Office – an emerging employment opportunity
for a Te Ātiawa professional

The Kaitiaki o Te TaiaoTeam has a 
succession plan to employ
members who whakapapa to Te Ātiawa and are
registered members of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui

The suitable candidate will hold an under-graduate degree or a higher award in the likes of Planning and Environmental / Resource Management and have had around a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in that discipline.

Relevant post-graduate study will be encouraged
/ supported. We are focused on finding the right
person who is seeking a long-term commitment, and
we will be flexible in exploring how that might work
for a suitable candidate.

If you are interested in exploring this very special
employment opportunity, please contact Sylvie Heard 

Kaitiaki o Te Taiao | Guardians of the Environment
Te Ātiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust
Beach Road, Picton 7220
PO Box 340, Picton 7250
03 573 5170
0800 284 292



Posted on 21 May, 2019

Cadetship Opportunity

Cadetship Opportunity

In an exciting partnership with industry providers, Te Ātiawa has managed to set up a cadetship for its iwi members where you will receive hands on experience in a variety of aspects in both the Aquaculture and Fishing Industry.

This will be spread out over a 3-6-month time frame depending on both the applicant and the providers seasonal demands.

You will be exposed to mussel farming and processing, salmon farming, deep sea fishing, Paua fishing, as well as land-based activities in the mentioned fields.

All successful applicants will need to pass the industry providers drug and alcohol tests.

There is a weekly training allowance paid to each of the successful applicants, plus any out of pocket expenses.

At the conclusion of the cadetship training there will be an opportunity to further study where you can gain formal qualifications in the aquaculture and fishing industry through NMIT.

This formal training will be subsidised by Te Atiawa. To be successful you must be a registered member of Te Ātiawa ki te Tau Ihu o te Waka A Mauī Trust

For more information contact – Te Ātiawa Trust Office on 0800 284 292 or email