On Thursday 13 June, the 173rd anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi near Pukekura by Korako and Karetai, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou achieved a milestone – we celebrated the formal opening of our new wharekai Hākuiao.

The day began with a pōwhiri to welcome our manuhiri from far and wide. Although the day started with persistent rain, the skies cleared at an opportune time, allowing our manuhiri to enjoy the day without getting wet. [Read more…]

We will be holding the grand opening of Hakuiao on the 13 June – whānau, book your tickets home for this now.

We are still not out of the woods with fundraising; although the wharekai is now blessed, there is still a lot of details being worked on inside, with major landscaping outside. If you or your whānau would like to contribute a koha towards the last of this work, or towards the grand opening, our account details are as follows:

Te Rūnanga ō Ōtākou
01 0902 0069111 046 (ANZ)
Please reference your koha with your name, so we can personally acknowledge your contribution.
Or if you prefer, cheques can be sent to:
Attn: Glenys Russell
Te Runanga o Ōtākou
Tamatea Road, Ōtākou
R D 2, Dunedin 9077.