“We are pleased to announce the official names of Te Nehenehenui. The names were presented to and approved by the Kaumātua Kaunihera, to symbolise the whenua that connects the entity to the land and our history.” says Bella Takiari-Brame, Tiatangata o Te Nehenehenui.
The Charitable arm has been named Waihikurangi. This acknowledges three landmarks of significance:
Ōmarueke – the brithplace of Maniapoto.
Hikurangi – former Pā of Rereahu.
Rangiātea – an ancient wānanga and Pā, where Tūrongo and Māhina-a-rangi resided.
The commercial arm has been named Ahuahu Group Limited.
“Ahuahu” is the traditional name for the settlement of Te Waitere, a small settlement located on the southern shores of Kāwhia Harbour. Ahuahu was known as a place of cultivation and international trades.
Ahuahu – Meaning to heap up / earth up, symbolises the historical cultivation traditions of the region.
For more information on the Post Settlement Governance Entity, Te Nehenehenui, heap to our website: www.tenehenehenui.iwi.nz/