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Patuharakeke Values – Pānui Tuatahi

Kia ora koutou whānau,




We are reaching out to confirm the values from our recent wānanga on the 24 Nov 2019.

The hui was a great refresh of our traditional values and was well attended by our youth.

A summary was provided of the traditional values that were drawn out from previous workshops and the Patuharakeke Hapū Environmental Management Plan 2014 and Path Plan 2015. Values and principles from these workshops underpin the goals and aspirations of that time.

The values hui revisited those values and refreshed them with our whānau.


Eight values/principles were identified for whānau groups to brainstorm. Each group presented their interpretation of the selected value/principle to the hui. Here are the first three values from the hui.


We will roll out the values and principles over the next few weeks to get confirmation from whānau if we have accurately captured the hui korero and whether there are any gaps or further contributions, especially from those that are unable to make it home.


Tino Rangatiratanga

  • Absolute accountability back to ourselves and each other

  • Government policies undermine Tino Rangatiratanga

  • Tino Rangatiratanga must sit above all else

  • We have been estranged from this

  • We are still re-learning what it is

  • Removing the layers of colonialism

  • Different economies

  • Needing a foundation

  • Koha system

  • Sustainability

Rangatiratanga

  • More “chiefly-ness”

  • Ability to stand

  • Autonomy – how can we have this when we are controlled by the crown

  • Starting the journey to achieve this

  • Clawing back our mana

  • we assert and act in this rather than seek permission

  • Visibility

  • we assert and act in this rather than seek permission

Mana Motuhake

  •  Translates better to autonomy

  • Entrepreneurial thinking

  • On our own terms

  • Patuharakeketanga

  • Back to simplicity

  • Balanced whenua (Papatūānuku) foundation

  • Permaculture

  • Overcome institutional racism


Please let us know if you support these values by emailing us at rmu@patuharakeke.maori.nz


Ngā manaakitanga.



Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board: PO Box 557, Whangārei

Takahiwai Marae: 229 Takahiwai Rd, Takahiwai, 0171. Email: admin@patuharakeke.maori.nz

Many whanau and friends have contributed to this website but we would especially like to acknowledge Gilbert Paki, Harry Midwood, Guy Gudex and Paraire Pirihi for providing some of the historical context; David Milner for providing photos and maps, Kieran Connellan for his photos (see www.flickr.com/photos/mrhappy8); Terenga Parāaoa Marae Komiti and Te Warihi Hetaraka for allowing use of the kowhaiwhai pattern; Juliane Chetham for ongoing maintenance of the site. Ngā mihi nui koutou. Disclaimer: The PTB board accepts no liability associated with publications, media or communications regarding PTB activity or business that has not been authorised by PTB in advance.