Our identity

We are an Iwi endorsed and funded kaupapa Māori organisation, serving to empower Iwi, while protecting and advancing Māori fishing interests and rights.

We protect Māori rights and interests in fisheries, confirmed through the compromised agreements, the Treaty of Waitangi (1840) and the Deed of Settlement (1992). More importantly, we protect our inherited rights guaranteed through our whakapapa as direct descendants of Tangaroa.

Our values

Rangatiratanga (leadership)

(kingdom, principality, sovereignty, realm)

Whanaungatanga (relationships)

(relationship, kinship)

Ngākau tapatahi  (integrity)

(Ngākau – heart, sentiment, vitals) (Tapatahi – folded, single fold)