On Friday 21 November, Ngāti Waewae will open their whare tipuna, at Arahura Marae in a 6am dawn ceremony. This will be followed by a pōwhiri, at 10am. The following day, Saturday 22 November, Hui-ā-Tau will take place at the marae and will start at 9.30am.

Global broadcast
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will provide a secure video broadcast, which whānau will be able to access from their personal computers or hand-held devices anywhere in the world, provided there is internet service.

To gain access to the broadcast you will need to know your whakapapa number and password. This will ensure only Ngāi Tahu whānui are able to login and view the broadcast.

If you do not know your whakapapa number and your pin (password), you will need to ring the Ngāi Tahu Contact Centre for assistance, please call 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248) to request these details. This step must be completed before 13 November.

Once you have your correct details, you will be able to access the broadcast via the Ngāi Tahu web site. Full login instructions are below.

This one-day event is all about the kōrero and the focus will be on allowing members to hear short presentations, followed by questions and answers. There will be no stalls.

Hui-ā-Tau agenda
9.30am Live web broadcast available to log-in
10.00am Mihi whakatau
10.15am Report back & open forum
12.00am Ngā wānanga – break in to two groups
12.40pm Wrap-up
1.00pm Kai

Te Rūnanga committees Te Apārangi (external issues) and Te Here (internal issues) are each conducting a wānanga at Hui-ā-Tau following Open Forum. These wānanga will be an opportunity for whānau to hear about the work of each committee and engage in discussions about specific kaupapa.

Te Apārangi will be focusing on Ngāi Tahu rights and interests in fresh water and Te Here will discuss the Ngāi Tahu tribal economy and what work is happening in this area. This will be an opportunity for whānau to have a say and offer your ideas and opinions.

Questions – Open forum and wānanga
Whānau are able to register questions now by emailing them to: [email protected]

You will be able to register questions on the day but given that we often get more questions than can be answered in one session, we encourage you to register your question early, so it can be given priority. You will also be able to use the Te Rūnanga Facebook page or call 0800 KAI TAHU.

Any questions not answered on the day will be responded to in writing.

Logging onto the live video broadcast

  • Call 0800 524 8248 for your username and password before 13 November.

Then, at 9.30am on the day of Hui-ā-Tau

  1. Go to Ngāi Tahu web site www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz
  2. Click on the banner (HUI A TAU 2014).
  3. Enter your username and password.
  4. Ensure you have good cell phone coverage or WiFi.