New book released

Recently published, Marae: Te Tatau Pounamu by Muru, Robin and Sam Walters is a stunning pictorial book, which tells the story of marae around Aotearoa and Te Waipounamu.  

We were thrilled that of the hundreds of marae, big and small that the authors visited, our marae, Te Tauraka Waka a Māui and it is one of 21 featured in the book.


Mark your calendars. If you need more information, please contact the office. Nau mai, haere mai.

Makaawhio pool and dart competition
We will be holding a competitive and social darts and pool competition in Hokitika on Sunday 25 January 2015 at the Hokitika Charter Club starting at 11am. Bring a plate and come and join us for an afternoon of fun and competition. There will also be the inaugural presentation of trophies to the winners. Nau mai, haere mai.


Our long list of members who have not updated their contact details isn’t getting smaller and we continue to receive returned mail. We also need to ensure your e-mail address is the most up-to-date, so we can continue to forward pānui, news and updates to our members.

Please contact the office either by e-mail or phone to update your details; or if want to discuss anything.

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Before closing, I would like to extend our seasons greeting to everyone on behalf of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio, may you have a joyous, restful and safe holiday season. 

Kia tau te maukāroko ki ruka i te whenua, he whakaaro pai ki kā tākata. Let there be peace and tranquillity on earth and goodwill to all people… He mihi manahau, he mihi matakuikui, he mihi mō te kirihimete me te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. Cheerful, joyous, Christmas and New Year greetings to all. Mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, e tiaki hoki. Mauri ora.