General information

If you are a registered member of the rūnaka, you can be added to a number of email distribution lists, including our rūnaka newsletter which is distributed every three months, minutes of executive meetings, rūnaka general meeting, annual general meeting papers and minutes; as well as local or general membership emails about things that are happening in the takiwā, both internally and externally. If you wish to be on one of these lists, please email Justine: [email protected]

Kōmiti kaupapa taiao

This sub-committee of Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka meets approximately every two months to discuss environmental issues including resource consent applications, fresh water quality, government policy, Department of Conservation (DOC) and Otago Regional Council (ORC) plans, flora and fauna study permit requests, access, pounamu resource use; as well as many other topics that impact on the wellbeing of Ngāi Tahu in our rohe.

We have good relationships with authorities and agencies such as DOC and ORC and it is with that in mind, that we invite rūnaka members with a passion for conservation and the environment to join us in gaining and sharing knowledge that can be fed back to those who ask for our advice.

If you would like to be part of this kōmiti, please contact the office: [email protected] to register your interest. We keep members well informed of all issues and requests before we meet to ensure there is good decision making at the table.

Haerenga and Hui-ā-Tau

Please contact the rūnaka office if you wish to be part of the haerenga. There will be a number of vehicles travelling from Dunedin to this combined event, leaving Thursday 20 November and returning on the morning of Sunday 23. You will need to arrange your own accommodation.

Land purchase deeds

The office has received several copies of the four volume set of the Ten South Island Land Purchase Deeds and the Reserves set aside within each purchase after survey. It is a roadmap based on the official public record from the Māori Land Court Records and Mackay’s Compendium of Official Documents. If you would like a copy of the set, please let Justine know.

Dunedin Arts and Culture strategy

There was a interesting launch of Ara Toi Ōtepoti – Our Creative Future (Draft Dunedin Arts and Culture Strategy 2014) at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery recently.

Featured in the launch programme were the Mosgiel Brass Band, a cello ensemble, hip hop dancers and speeches from three local rakatahi fresh from a poetry slam hui in Ōtautahi. Mark Harmer gave a rap while Kiriana and Te Anahera Parata contributed a waiata and then together they finished with a haka. Ka mau te wehi.

Kiriana Parata and Teanahera Parata perform at the launch of the Dunedin Arts and Culture Strategy.

Kiriana Parata and Teanahera Parata perform at the launch of the Dunedin Arts and Culture Strategy.