Ngā mate

Kai te ua tou kā roimata, kei te taki tou te kākau mōu e te tāua e.
E moe Aunty Jean, e moe i te pai o te whakapono, e moe.

He whakamaumahara – In loving memory of Jean Ellen Duff, (nee Bragg) 20 May 1921 – 28 June 2013.

He whakamaumahara – In loving memory of Jean Ellen Duff, (nee Bragg) 20 May 1921 – 28 June 2013.


Since the opening of Hākuiao we have been extremely busy here at Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, making very good use of our new wharekai. We have hosted hui for a number of organisations in the last couple of months, including Shell Oil, Dunedin Central Probus, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Otago University and Otago Polytechnic to name a few. Our serene setting and exquisite new facilities are being widely used and admired by a large number of people. It is great to see the vision of the last ten years now being used to its full potential.

Marae bookings

Our calendar is filling up fast so if you are interested in booking a hui or wānanga at Ōtākou please contact Glenys at the office on [email protected], or visit our website,

Kai forest

We have come to the end of our garden wānanga sadly but the garden is looking great. Peter Asher will continue the good work and we hope to supply our wharekai with as much kai as possible over the seasons to come. Thanks to Peta Hudson and Rachel Wesley for all their hard work on this initiative.

The Ōtākou garden.

The Ōtākou garden.

Kaumātua kai

During August our ringawera Nic Hedley used harvested kai from our food forest to make soup and various goodies, which was sent out to our local kaumātua.

Our whānau committee have got behind the initiative and we now plan to provide hot meals to all our kaumātua on a regular basis. If you have kaumātua in the Dunedin area, please contact Nic at the office to ensure they are on our list. [email protected]

Whakapapa data base

Hapū members – please keep this office informed of any change to your contact details. We have a lot of people who are on our GNA (Gone No Address) list. If you are not hearing from us this could be why. Phone Glenys on 03 478 0352 or email [email protected]

If you have any stories, pānui, news, or photos you wish to share with our wider whānau, email Rachel on [email protected]