About Us

Mokai Patea Services has evolved from the development journey that whanau, Hapu & Iwi of Ngati Whitikaupeka, Ngati Tamakopiri, Ngai Te Ohuake and Ngati Hauiti have undertaken over the last 20 plus years. The collective moemoea of these iwi has been to create a fully mandated and governed organisation to deliver a quality, seamless and integrated service to its iwi members and the wider communities. 

Mokai Patea Services Governance Board is made up of representatives from the four mandated Iwi Runanga within the Mokai Patea rohe, namely Te Runanga O Ngati Whitikaupeka, Te Runanga O Ngai Te Ohuake, Te Runanga O Ngati Tamakopiri and Te Runanga O Ngati Hauiti. Each runanga has two elected runanga delegates on to the Mokai Patea Service Governance Board which is made up of 8 trustees.

History Of The Logo

He tohu

Commissioned and created by local artist Isaiah Matana, our tohu is made up of four components that reflect our unique characteristics that identify who we are.  

The tail of the Pohokura (the guardian of the Mokai Patea Land), the four stylized designs that adorn the tail of Pohokura have been taken from wharenui of marae within the rohe. The third component is made up of the curvaceous stems that protrude from the tail of the Pohokura. These are a direct reference to flax strips that are used to weave, and a way of integrating the parts of the old four plait logo. Finally the last component is the coloured overlapping areas of the stylised weave which resembles the Patiki (the flounder that is the guardian of the Mokai Patea Waters).