Our Purpose

  • To digitise all historical whakapapa records of Maori from earliest times down to 1825 (i.e. pre-European), thus ensuring the preservation of important cultural and historical resources.
  • To create an open source website that is free, non-commercial, and as comprehensive as possible that all Maori can benefit from spiritually, culturally and educationally.
  • To encourage individuals, whanau and hapu to contribute to this knowledge base, and connect more recent whakapapa (either open or closed access) 1840 to the present. We encourage the use of Tribal Pages for personal family whakapapa.
  • To appoint an expert Advisory Board to help ensure the database is as accurate as possible.