To lead and inspire achievement, knowledge, opportunity, pride and integrity in Ngati Rahiri o Waitangi.
Leading the reinvigoration of pride and connection to te Waitangi community.
This whakatauki depicts to the thunderous noise created by Chief Kauteawha and his warriors paddling their waka taua in the Bay of Islands harbour.
Kauteawha was a renowned Ngati Rahiri warrior Chief of his time. He along with his brothers were responsible for entrenching the hapu of Ngati Rahiri at Pouerua, firstly through ancestry, establishment of gardens and burial grounds affording protection and defending from invasion, thereby confirming and continuing occupancy, especially after the battles of Te Waimate and Taiamai.
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