Very little is known about the oldest and earliest tribal people of New Zealand because they closed their doors in the 1700's during the discovery by European settlers. They were unknown until 1988, and recently decided to share their wisdom with a few very select groups, starting in 2014.
Their origin begins from the Exodus of Egypt! The ancestors of a "Nation of Waitaha" were the first inhabitants of New Zealand; three groups of people of different races, two of light complexion and one of dark complexion. They arrived in New Zealand from as far as Egypt to the Pacific. Their oral history says they came from “all four directions,” landing on the shores of New Zealand guided by whales. They are a pre-maori / non-maori people who have insisted on living their non-warrior / non-violent ways throughout the centuries.
The Waitaha Nation is a matriarchal nation, known as the Peace Keepers and Water Carriers of the Earth. This theme is powerful and a core component of their wisdom, teaching how to still the water within each of us...finding Peace within.
Unlike all other nations or tribes of the world, you become Waitaha by your character, not your genetic ancestors. There are Waitaha of many genes (Japanese, New Zealand, USA, etc.), but how one becomes Waitaha is decided based on your values, character, and behavior; which is unique to any other part of the world or nations. Therefore, you cannot identify a Waitaha by their “looks,” but, instead, by their character.