Kāpiti Coast District Council is absolutely committed to its partnership with Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the Memorandum of Partnership it holds with them.
This involves a commitment to working via Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, the partnership mechanism for advancing matters of mutual interest. The council is committed to working directly with each iwi and relevant hapū on matters relevant to their role as kaitiaki and of specific interest within their rohe. The council will continue to work to advance the agreed strategic work programme and to work with iwi to respond to the interests and concerns of Māori residents. It will also seek creative ways to advance wider understanding of tāngata whenua history, interests and vision for the wider community.
The Initial Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti Committee 1994 (from left) the late Te Pehi Parata, Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, Cr Harold Thomas, John Barrett, Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai, the late Mayor Brett Ambler, Miria Pomare, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Glen Innes, General Manager (absent Rupene Waaka, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)