Ngā mate

Aunty Rosealia (Dale), Spencer Hema and Anahera Kaio.

Facebook page

An Arowhenua Rūnanga Facebook page has been created. We look forward to keeping in regular contact with a wider audience of our whānau.

Please note that our web page is still in the development stages.


Do you have any news you would like to share? Let us know and we can can put it in the next Te Pānui Rūnaka? Please include your contact details in case we need to contact you to confirm any details of your story and send to 38 Huirapa St, Arowhenua, Temuka 7920; or email: [email protected]

Canterbury District Health Board

Kathryn Russell, Drinking Water Assistance Programme Facilitator along with the Canterbury District Health Board, visited Arowhenua for the recent consultation hui with the water committee about safe drinking water for the Arowhenua community and the marae. The committee are working with her to review the water safety plan for the community to acknowledge the improvements that have already been made to the supply, and to plan for future opportunities.

Please contact Gwen at the office if you’d be interested in a kōrero with Kathryn about cleaning and disinfecting your onsite storage tanks.

Expressions of interest sought for directors

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua has manawhenua over the rohe extending from the Waitaki River in the south, to the Rakaia River to the north, to the Southern Alps to the west; and to the coastline and associated foreshore and seabed to the east.

The main marae for Arowhenua is at Huirapa Street, Arowhenua, Temuka. Temuka is about 17kms north of Timaru on State Highway 1 in the South Island. There are approximately 9,000 people who whakapapa to Arowhenua.

The business structure for Arowhenua is that the day-to-day operations are conducted by Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Society Incorporated (INC SOC) and the INC SOC is the sole shareholder in Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua Limited (the company).

Due to recent changes in the structure of the company, expressions of interest are now being sought for up to seven directors to be appointed to the board of the company. The company is looking to build a board with complementary skills. Particular attributes that are sought include:

  • Strong core governance skills
  • A strong affinity with Arowhenua
  • A mix of investment, management, finance, risk management and legal skills.

Further details may be obtained from the chair of the appointments committee, Quentin Hix, phone: 027 473 0813 or email: [email protected]

Expressions of interest and CV’s should be emailed to Quentin or sent to PO Box 197, Timaru 7940.