Introducing Nati Story

Ko Ngati Porou he iwi whanoke – Ngati Porou is an exceptional iwi and we have unique and exceptional stories! Welcome to Nati Story where you can find many of the historic stories of our iwi.

We can learn from these and be guided into the future. We say stories because every whanau, hapu and rohe have their own korero, and these are only a selection. These are also not the definitive stories, but versions of the stories – there are many more. Come back over time and read as more are added, and as our unique past moves into our exciting future.

Our Korero

This is the place to start. Each theme in Nati Story begins with an overview of the subject - Rangatira (leadership); Whanau (people); Matauranga (knowledge); Kaitiakitanga (environment); and Whairawa (economy). Each theme then leads to other individual stories that flow from that theme.

Latest Stories

Here you can browse through the latest stories covering various historical topics, including interviews with Ngati Porou experts in different fields.

Our Taonga

Our Taonga is about the treasures from our past and the places that care for them. Whether museums, libraries or even online, this section is the place to go to begin your own research into your stories.

About Nati Story

There are several places you can go to find out what drives Nati Story, including articles on how to share your stories; how to begin researching your stories; how to protect your stories; and the thinking behind this section of the website.