Date: Friday 20 November – Sunday 22 November
Hosts: Te Rūnanga o Moeraki, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou me Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki.

We are another month closer to celebrating Hui-ā-Iwi 2015. We hope that by now you have all booked accommodation, but if not there is a list of accommodation options to help you on the Ngāi Tahu website. Kāti Huirapa have kindly offered their marae, spaces are limited, so get in touch with them to secure a spot.

We are working on the Hui-ā-Iwi programme and there are heaps of exciting activities planned.


The venue for Hui-ā-Iwi is smack-bang in the middle of Dunedin. We have booked the Dunedin Town Hall complex and the Octagon, which are both at the heart of the city. The town hall complex is big, bright and warm, with state of the art technology on every floor.

Variety show and wānanga spaces

Our programme is full of opportunities to showcase your skills and brilliance. We know Ngāi Tahu has talent, and we want you to get involved. Entertainers are starting to register, so kia kūrapa whānau and make sure you are the one holding a wānanga or one of the acts on-stage. Application forms are on our website or email [email protected]


We are still on the hunt for stall holders – spaces are available for whānau, rūnanga, community organisations and Government agencies. You could have a kai stall, clothing stall, arts and crafts stall – the options are endless. Stall prices for Ngāi Tahu whānau are: $50 (no power) and $100 (with power); and Non-Ngāi Tahu providers and Government agencies: $500 (no power) and $550 (with power).

Stall application forms are available on the Ngāi Tahu website ( If you have any other questions get in touch with us by emailing [email protected]

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

Kaimahi and volunteers

We still need volunteers at Hui-ā-Iwi. We are looking for people to mind the venue, help with car parking, performance and programme assistants, kaimahi for the hākari – the list goes on. There are some fun roles on offer, so if you’re interested and would like to lend a hand, get in touch with us. All volunteers need to fill out a registration form on our website; or email [email protected]

Whānau activities

The team at the Dunedin Public Library have plans to deck-out their heritage floor with local taonga, manuscripts, images. This will be a sweet place to visit and right on the doorstep for kaumātua.

On Saturday 21, the library will host one of its legendary whānau days with Ngāi Tahu story tellers and performers, arts and crafts, music, workshops, face painting and heaps more. Take the tamariki along, and the kaumātua – take the whole whānau for a nosy while you are at Hui-ā-Iwi.

Parking and shuttle service

We have plans in place to ensure parking is easy, and there is free parking for whānau just 10 minutes away on Victoria Road. Our whanaunga at GO Bus will be providing a shuttle service from this road to and from the venue every 15 minutes. There is also pay parking closer to the venue and all city street parking is free after 6pm and all day on Sundays.

More information regarding parking and the Hui-ā-Iwi programme will be printed 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.

moeraki logo

Otakou Featured Image

TRONTLogo (2)kati huirapa runaka ki puketeraki logo

hei tiki

kotiro with butterfly face paint


Sheree Waitoa

singing wahine