We are a local iwi based organisation that is passionate about the aspirations of Te Aitanga a Hauiti and the Uawa Community.


Our Purpose

Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence purpose is to promote, advance, support, develop and maintain excellence in the cultural, social, political, sporting and academic achievement and aspirations for Te Aitanga a Hauiti whānau, marae, hapu and iwi kaenga.


what we’ve achieved

  • 2018 - Facilitated Uawa flood recovery efforts with Gisborne District Council

  • 2018 - Signed Community Led Development Partnership Agreement with Department of Internal Affairs

  • 2018 - Maru Whakatipua Education Forum (Tairawhiti iwi collective)

  • 2017 - Ūawanui won the Department of Conservation National Biodiversity Award

  • 2016 - Ūawanui imbedded in local curriculum

  • 2016 - Ūawanui achieved Te Mana o te Wai with Ministry of Environment

  • 2013 - Kiwi Bank Community of the year award Finalist

  • 2012 – Uawa hosted the national Transit of Venus celebrations


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