Published in: Kokiri Issue 15 - Pipiri - Hōngongoi 2009
Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei recently welcomed Prime Minister John Key to Ōrākei Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau under the kaupapa of whanaungatanga. The iwi mana whenua took the opportunity to discuss with the Prime Minister their views on the super city proposal, the iwi’s claims and developing economic benefits through tourism opportunities. Te Puni Kōkiri provided support for the Prime Minister and Ngāti Whātua. The iwi presented a taonga to the Prime Minister showing the traditional and historical place names within the Tāmaki Makaurau region.