The wider Ngāti Whātua confederation includes lands bordering four harbours – Hokianga, Kaipara, Waitematā and Manukau. There are five primary takiwā - with four post settlement governance entities independently managing assets in their specific areas of interest;
Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara is the name that was agreed upon by the majority of hapū and whānau of the five marae of south Kaipara (Reweti, Haranui, Kākānui, Araparera and Puatahi) during the claim and settlement process. This is the primary area of interest that Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara works within. The term Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara is not traditional and was adopted during the claim period to avoid confusion between Ngāti Whātua in Ōrākei, Ngāti Whātua from Te Uri o Hau and Ngāti Whātua in south Kaipara.
Within the context of the Claims Settlement Act 2013, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara means not only Ngāti Whātua but also Ngāti Whātua Tūturu, Te Tao Ū, Ngāti Rango (sometimes referred to as Ngāti Rongo), Ngāti Hine and Te Uri o Hau who exercised customary rights predominantly within the Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara area of interest shown above.
Please refer to links for the other Ngāti Whātua affiliated areas if you are seeking information from their areas of interest.