Saturday 19 November 2016
Ko tēnei te karaka ki kā mauka whakahī o Kāi Tahu. Nau mai, hoki mai ki Hui-ā-Tau 2016, ki Koukourārata.

9.30am Event opens to whānau
10.00am Mihi Whakatau

REPORT BACK: 10.30am – 10.55am

10.30am MC Introduction/house keeping
10.35am Te Rūnanga Report Back
10.45am Ngāi Tahu Holdings’ Report Back
10.55am Manawa Kāi Tahu launch

OPEN FORUM: 11am – 12pm

12.00pm PRAG Report + Q&A
12.20pm Rangatahi Presentation – Te Pōkai Ao + Q&A
12.40pm Rangatahi Presentation 2 – Te Kākano o Te Tōtara Leadership Programme + Q&A


KAI: 1.15pm – 3pm


There will be a ferry available from Lyttelton to transport a limited number to and from Koukourārata.

Places will be allocated on a first in first served bases. To book a space on the ferry please email: [email protected] with your name.

Boat: Fiordland 1
Depart: Lyttelton 7.30am
Pick up: Koukourārata 4.00pm

Car parking

At the end of the tunnel turn left onto Noriwch Quay. Park anywhere on Norwich Quay and walk over the bridge and follow the footsteps on the pavement to Black Cat ferries. It is a casual five minute walk.

Where: Located on B Jetty, Lyttelton Harbour but clearly marked on the pavement.

Parking in Koukourārata
The road around the marae will be closed on the day and a traffic management plan will be in place directing whānau to the allocated parking area.

Live Stream

Ngāi Tahu whānau can watch Hui-ā-Tau from anywhere in the world with the live stream beginning at 10am (NZT) on

Live Stream Hubs
Hui-ā-Tau hubs will be set up to watch the live stream in Invercargill, Dunedin and Hokitika. The hubs will be open from 9.30am with the live stream beginning at 10am.

Invercargill Hub
Te Rau Aroha
Cnr Henderson and Bradshaw Streets

Dunedin Hub
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
258 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016

Hokitika Hub
Arahura Marae
1 Old Church Road

Open Forum

Whānau can register questions for Open Forum by emailing: [email protected]

Tu Te Huarewa


On Friday 21 November, Ngāti Waewae will open their whare tipuna, at Arahura Marae in a 6am dawn ceremony. This will be followed by a pōwhiri, at 10am. The following day, Saturday 22 November, Hui-ā-Tau will take place at the marae and will start at 9.30am. [Read more…]

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust AGM 2014

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust. The meeting will be held at 2.30pm on Thursday 20 November at the Beachfront Hotel, 111 Revell St, Hokitika. [Read more…]

Hui-ā-Tau 2014 update

On Friday 21 November at 6am, Ngāti Waewae will be opening their marae in a dawn ceremony; this will be followed by a 10am pōwhiri.

The following day, Saturday 22 November, starting at 9.30am, Hui-ā-Tau (HaT) will take place in the whare tīpuna at Arahura Marae, Hokitika.

This year we are again offering whānau who are unable to attend HaT, the opportunity to participate at one of three hubs, where a live video broadcast will be available.

Satellite hubs will be located at Waihōpai, Ōtākou (to be confirmed) and Ōtautahi (to be confirmed). [Read more…]

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua hosted Ngāi Tahu for Hui-ā-Tau on Saturday 23 November. The meeting was also streamed live to Ōtākou Marae, Arahura Marae and Murihiku Marae so whānau could connect via a web-link. The one-day event was all about the kōrero (conversations), with members hearing short presentations, followed by questions and answers. Around two hundred whānau attended Arowhenua, and another 100 participated via the satellite hubs, with everyone enjoying the catch-up.

While the kōrero is the focus of this year’s Hui-ā-Tau, whānau made the most of the occasion and the Kotahi Mano Kāika team organised a te reo softball tournament in Temuka. Three teams headed to the dugout following the hui and played softball in a full immersion te reo environment. [Read more…]

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, invite you to attend Hui-ā-Tau 2013, which will be held at Te Hapa o Niu Tireni, Arowhenua Marae, on Saturday 23 November starting at 10am.

This is a great chance to catch up with whānau and to hear first-hand from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu about the achievements of the year and the plans in place for future programmes and development. Just as importantly, this one-day hui provides a chance for us to kōrero and interact with our tribal leaders. Even though this year’s hui is to be streamed into satellite hubs and available via the internet, many whānau will want to attend the “report back” and “open forum” session in person so we encourage you to plan and book any accommodation you might need early.

Remember whānau, that under the new format we hold Hui-ā-Tau every second year. This one-day event is all about the kōrero, so the focus will be on allowing members to hear some short presentations, followed by questions and answers from all around the takiwā. There will be no stalls.

The Hui-ā-Tau at Arowhenua will be filmed and streamed live into satellite hubs at Ōtākou Marae, Dunedin; Waihōpai Marae, Invercargill and Arahura Marae, Hokitika.

We really want you to think about making the journey to Te Hapa o Niu Tireni, Arowhenua Marae, to help us create the live atmosphere that makes these occasions so special. If you can’t do that then think about travelling to one of the satellite hubs to share the event with whānau. There will be kai at the Hui-ā-Tau and the satellite hubs.

Whānau will be able to phone, email or text questions through on the day, but given that we can get more questions than can be answered in one session, we encourage you to register your question so that it can be given priority. You can register your questions by sending them to [email protected] or by phoning Tina Woodgate on 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).
If you are interested in coming to Arowhenua or one of our satellite hubs please make contact with them:

Arowhenua Marae
38 Huirapa Street, Temuka
Contact name: Gwen Bower
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 03 615 9646.

The Arowhenua whānau who hosted Hui-ā-Tau in 2007.

The Arowhenua whānau who hosted Hui-ā-Tau in 2007.

Satellite hubs
Ōtākou Marae
45 Tamatea Road
RD 2 Ōtākou, Dunedin
Contact name: Glenys Russell
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 03 478 0352.

Arahura Marae
1 Old Christchurch Road, Arahura
Contact name: Hamiria Hutana
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 03 755 6451.

Murihiku Marae
408 Tramway Road, Invercargill
Contact name: Odele Stehlin
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 03 216 9074.

Arowhenua logo

Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, invite you to attend Hui-ā-Tau 2013, which will be held at Te Hapa o Niu Tireni, Arowhenua Marae, on Saturday, 23 November.

This year, Hui-ā-Tau will take on a new format. It will be a one-day hui, which focuses solely on report back and open forum. 

To allow whānau from across the motu to participate, the hui will be filmed and streamed live.

There will be no stalls or additional activities. More information about this year’s Hui-ā-Tau will be provided over the next few weeks.