Ngati Kawa Taituha

Nga Hapū ki Waitangi

Work story

Ngati Kawa Taituha is an interpreter of cultural perspectives and indigenous philosophies. His roles include Waitangi Marae Chairman, Ko Waitangi Te Awa Trust Chairman, Iwi Kiwi Chairman and Māori Rep for Focus Paihia Charitable Trust. He has also spent the last 15 years creating a cultural asset at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where they have gained national recognition from the Tourism Industry for setting the gold standard.

He was born and raised in Waitangi which is regarded as the cultural hub for his tribe Ngapuhi and the political epicenter for the entire Māori Nation. His ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence 1835 and Te Tiriti O Waitangi 1840. He aspires to enlighten those beginning their journey of learning about our language, history, ancient customs, rituals, and holistic spirituality. This knowledge has been passed down from generation to generation and he is passionate about sharing these deep facets of our culture in a very relevant and meaningful way. If you want to find out more, please visit his website –