He pēpi

Our congratulations to all the whānau who have welcomed a pēpi.

Rā whānau

Happy birthday to everyone celebrating recent birthdays.

Ngā mate

To all our whānau suffering the loss of loved ones at this time, Waihao Rūnanga extends our deepest sympathy.

Te reo classes

We have had a very positive response from both whānau and the local community to these weekly classes and currently have over 20 signed up.

Karanga wānanga

He karanga atu tēnei ki ngā wāhine e hiahia ana ki te whakapakari i tō rātou reo karanga. A series of Karanga wānanga will be held at Waihao Marae on the following dates:

  • 29 April – 1 May
  • 27 May – 29 May
  • 24 June – 26 June
  • 29 July – 31 July.

These wānanga will be presented under the korowai of Te Wānanga o Raukawa and will be led by Whaea Suzy Waaka of Arowhenua. Some understanding of te reo Māori will be required.


We welcome contributions from whānau for Te Pānui Rūnaka. Please send your news and/or stories to the office.

The marae office is currently updating the whānau database. You will receive either a letter or an email with regards to this in the near future. Can you please respond to these and provide the information required to assist us with this project.

Whānau events

The golf tournament is still a work in progress and tentatively set for September 2016. More information will be provided as date and venue are confirmed. However, if you are interested in participating, or to assist with organising, please let the Waihao office know.

Hui news

Our next whānau hui will be held at the Waihao Marae on 12 June.