When: Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November
Where: Dunedin Town Hall
Hosts: Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki and Kati Huirapa ki Puketeraki.

E ngā kahika, e te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā.

Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 is a great opportunity to reconnect with whānau, meet new people and celebrate being Ngai Tahu.

There will be a huge variety of things to do and see. Entertainment, information, laughter and fun for all ages. It’s also an opportunity for you to get involved to showcase your interests, passions and talents to whānau and whānui.

The countdown is on and the time is flying by, with only six months to go until we all come together to celebrate what it means to be Ngāi Tahu at our biennial festival.

Whānau, if you live outside of Ōtepoti and you require accommodation, please be sure to book well in advance as November is a busy time of the year. Fleetwood Mac are also performing in Dunedin that same week, so accommodation may be lomited. A list of Dunedin accommodation options are now available on the Ngāi Tahu website.

Entertainers – Variety concert
We are planning a Variety Concert and would love to have whānau participate and shine a light on the great talent that we have within the iwi. If you are a musician, singer, dancer, comedian, acrobat or sword-swallower and want a stage to perform on we can help. Contact us, send us a video or a You Tube link and register your interest and we will be in touch.

Wānanga opportunities
Wānanga space is available, Whānau, rūnanga, community organisations, Taurahere groups, weavers and carvers, mahinga kai experts, artists, musicians; or anyone with a passion for Ngāi Tahutanga we would love to hear from you and talk to you about your ideas. Space is limited so please contact us as soon as possible.

Stalls and trade space
Stall space is available for whānau, rūnanga, community organisations and Government agencies. Application forms are available on the Ngāi Tahu website
(www.ngaitahu.iwi.nz). Complete and send it back to the events team: [email protected]

*All food sold at Hui-ā-Iwi will need to comply with the Dunedin City Council food safety regulations.

Each stall site comes equipped with one table and two chairs and power is optional.

Below are the proposed set up times for stall holders:

  • 19 Thursday November – 12pm-3pm
  • 20 Friday November – 9am-12pm.

Below are the proposed operational times for all stalls:

  • 20 Friday November – 3pm-9pm
  • 21 Saturday November – 10am-5pm
  • 22 Sunday November – 9am-1pm.

Start thinking about how you can get involved at Hui-ā-Iwi whānau – we would love to see all of your smiling faces.

More information regarding the festival and volunteer registrations will be available in the next issue of Te Pānui Rūnaka, and keep an eye on the Ngāi Tahu website, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Facebook page, Twitter and TahuFM for regular updates.

For any enquiries regarding Hui-ā-Iwi please contact either David Brennan [email protected] or Kitty Brown [email protected].

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