Horeke prepares to host Annual Regatta

Horeke, the historic settlement on the shores of the Hokianga harbour is preparing for their annual Regatta being held this Saturday.The Regatta  has been going for almost a century and was traditionally a day of water based activities including speed boat racing, rowing and swimming races and the famous greasy boom. However, because of safety issues the Speed Boat races finished about 40 years ago.

Organizers have introduced  whanau orientated  activities including the iron man and woman, tug o war, tamariki competitions,and food stalls and  will maintain the boat and swimming races and greasy boom.

Radio Tautoko is an integral part of the annual celebration and this year will broadcast live from Horeke for the duration of the gathering.  In 1993 Radio Tautoko featured in Documentary Heartland with host Gary McCormick who traveled to the Hokianga where he attended the annual  celebration.

The Regatta will coincide with the opening of the Northland Bike Trail from Okaihau to Mangungu.

Tune in for live coverage between 11am -4pm and stay connected via our web page tautokofm.com and our Facebook.

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Taitokerau Radio will broadcast live from Waitangi

The three Taitokerau Maori Radio Stations are preparing to broadcast live from the Te Tii Marae Waitangi nga ra whakanui Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Reo o te Taitokerau. Radio Ngatihine, Te Hiku Media and Tautoko fm have joined forces and will broadcast from the Te Tii Marae starting tomorrow.

This year main stream media have been given an opportunity to have exclusive rights to access coverage of events on the marae

at a cost.

Tautoko Manager Cyril Chapman said that in the past the main stream media have not always given justice to  one of the most important days in the history of the Aotearoa Nation, and rather than reflect the many positive aspects of the commemoration, continue to choose to report on aspects of the gathering that sell  and promote division rather that the unity on the many Hapu who gather to honour our Tupuna and Te Tiriti and to debate the many take a Te Tiriti.

He said the annual Hui gave Ngapuhi a opportunity to meet with other tribes who have been effected by the many Te Tiriti breaches and to continue to work  on the aspirations on the Maori nations to regain and maintain Tino Rangatiratanga.


The broadcast with start tomorrow at 9am and on Monday from 5am to 2pm.


Waitangi Tribunal hears opening submissions from the Crown

The Waitangi Tribunal is in Waitangi until Friday and will hear Crown opening submissions Yesterday submissions about the Poroti spring were presented by kaumatua Taipari Munro and others who talked about the loss of the control of the springs by Tangata-whenua.The springs case is also part of the National Water Claim by the NZ Maori Council which is being heard by the Tribunal.

There is the Hearings Program.


9 am. Crown Submissions. Department of Conservation -S Reed Thomas and R Elliot

11 am Cross- examination.

1.10 pm. Tribunal questions.

3.30 pm. Northland District Health Board. Dr N Chamberlain.


9 am.  Dr N Chamberlain.

11 am. Ministry of Education, K Shannon.

1.10 pm. Claimant Cross- examination.

3.20 pm. Tribunal questions.


9 am. K Shannon continued.

Ministry of Health, J Lane and G Baker.

11 am. MCH P Richardson and D Butts.

1.10 pm. Continuation, P Richardson.

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`Waitangi Tribunal returns to Taitokerau for Ngapuhi Stage Two Hearings

The Waitangi Tribunal will return to Waitangi next week to hear evidence from Crown witnesses from Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Business and innovation and Employment and other crown agents including the Ministry of Health, Culture and Heritage, Conservation.

The Tribunal will also hear technical evidence from Paul Hamer on ‘The Power to settle the Title? , the operation of the Papa Tupu block committees in the Paparahi O Te Raki inquiry district, 1900-1909 and the tangata whenua witnesses on Poroti Springs.


Radio Tautoko will broadcast the hearings from the Copthorne Hotel Waitangi from Monday 5 December.

Nga Uri A Tuteauru meet to celebrate whanaungatanga

Descendants of Hokianga Tupuna Teteauru gather on the Tuhirangi Marae this weekend to celebrate Haka Wars.


The 2 day event will bring 5  South Hokianga Marae together to compete in a Manu Korero and Kapa Haka Competition which focuses

on celebrating  whanaungatanga and growing talent of uri in preparation for future roles as kaikorero and kaiwaiata.

The Hui will commence this Friday the powhiri and Nga Manu Korero for the senior and intermediate section and tomorrow the day will start with an impromtu Manu Korero and Kapa Haka.

Tautoko will broadcast from Tuhirangi Marae this Saturday from 8.30am.


Live Broadcast of Ngatiwai Urgency Hearings

Hapu and Ngatiwai Claimants who are party to the Urgent Inquiry into the Ngatiwai Trust Board’s Deed of Mandate will hear their case this week.The Waitangi Tribunal have agreed to hear the case which if successful could holt the settlement of Ngatiwai claims before the government.

Radio Tautoko will  broadcast live from the ASB stadium Whangarei the hearings from today Tuesday at 9.30am until Thursday afternoon. For whanau living in Hokianga and the mid North please tune into 97.5 and 99.5 and for those wanting to join the broadcast you can go to tautokofm.com


Hearing Timetable For Stage 2 Hearings Week 20: Hokianga

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Last of Ngapuhi Stage two Hearings on this week

Tauteihiihi Marae Hokianga is hosting the last of the Stage Two Waitangi Tribunal hearings.

Week 20 of the Te Paparahi o te Raki Tribunal claims process will start tomorrow with the handing over of the Mauri a carved kohatu to Te Ihutai

who are hosting the final hearing for Hokianga claimants which make up one of six claimant collectives who have been going through the process of

hearing historical breeches of Te Tiriti.

Tautoko will broadcast live from the Hearings from 8.30 am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Hearings Timetable.

Monday 22 August.

9am Opening Submissions, Patu Hohepa, Wai 881, Manuka Henare, Ngai Tupoto. Technical Report by Dr T J H earn, Hokianga Land Reclamation.

11.00 Council,Crown and Tribunal.

1.10 Wai 1538 Pairama Tahere, Helen Lyall, Ellen Toki, Tawati Clark, Hone Hohaia.

Wai 1543. Te Uri o Wharepapa Tohu, Peter Clark

Te Paprahi o te Raki Stage 2 hearings into 3rd day

Here is the program for today.

8.45am         Wai 109, Paeata Broughton Clark.

9am.               Wai 1131 Hone Mihaki

11.30am.      Wai 1477. Emma Gibbs-Smith, Esther Horton

1.10pm.        Wai 1477 continues. Ian Mitchell. Wai 2394, Hone Pikari, Wai2244, Shona Morgan.

3.20pm         Wai 2244 continues, Merehora Taurua, Bill Morgan, Wai 120, Te Raumoa Kawiti, Amorangi Kawiti.

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Ngati Manu presents submissions to Tribunal

FB_IMG_1468764968213 FB_IMG_1468764955824 FB_IMG_1468764949106 FB_IMG_1468764908830Ngati Manu will present their submissions on Crown breaches today.


Here is the program for the day.

9am. A Sykes, Dr Richard Benton.

10.30am. WAI 354. Joyce Baker, Marsh Davis

1.10pm Wai354.  Dr Shane Kelly, Arapeta Hamilton, Peter Van Kampen.

3.30pm. Wai354. Susz Te Tai/ Te Kauri McPherson

Wai 1151-1169. Geoffrey Karena, Pita Apiata.

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