Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio

Map showing location of rohe Ko Aoraki te mauka ariki
Ko Tūtoko te mauka tipuna
Ko Makaawhio te awa tapu
Ko Uruao te waka
Ko Rākaihautu te takata
Ko Te Koeti Tūranga te tipuna

Ko Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio te hapū
Ko Kāti Māmoe rāua ko Kāi Tahu kā iwi
Tihei mauri ora!

Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to the official website of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. 

We represent Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio, a hapū or sub-tribe of the wider Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Māmoe iwi (tribes) of Te Waipounamu, the South Island of New Zealand. Our hapū is centred at Makaawhio in South Westland, on Te Tai o Poutini (the West Coast), where we have a long and rich history.



He pānui hou / Latest notices

13 May 2014 Wānaka marae, Queen's Birthday, 30 May–2 June. RSVP now for a wānaka marae starting on Friday evening at 7:00 pm, focusing on whaikōrero, karanga, waiata and kōrero Māhaki. You will learn through participation some of the skills required to tautoko our marae and hapū. Please contact the office to reserve your place.
13 May 2014 Arbour Day & marae open day, 7 June. Together with the Department of Conservation, we will be celebrating Arbour Day at our marae, starting with a pōwhiri at 10:00 am. There will be a range of activities on the day. Nau mai, haere mai!
13 May 2014 Wero mātauraka / Winter reading challenge, 5–20 July.Our Winter Reading Challenge will be kicking off again during the next school holidays, an ideal time to read, while snuggled inside and keeping out of the winter chill! Last year we had 16 tamariki/rakatahi participate and this year we would like to encourage even more to enter! The challenge requires tamariki and rangatahi to read each day of the school holidays, marking off a form to confirm. There's no criteria on what you read or an expectation that you read a book each day, just that you set aside time to read each day. Every entry receives a prize and all go into a draw for the major prizes. Contact the office for entry forms.
13 May 2014 Hui-ā-tau (AGM), Labour weekend. The date for this year’s AGM has been confirmed as Saturday 25 October 2014, commencing at 10.00am with a mihi whakatau. This coincides with Labour Weekend and the Bruce Bay Sports Day the following day. The marae will be open for whānau from Friday evening, through until Monday.
13 May 2014 Jacobs River School Reunion, Waitangi Day weekend 2015. A reunion for ex-pupils, teachers and anyone associated with the Jacobs River School will be held over Waitangi Day weekend, 6–8 February 2015, at the school, Bruce Bay Hall and the marae. Keep an eye out for more details over the next few months. Contact Helen Rasmussen, (03) 750 0030, or the Makaawhio office for more information.


Last modified: 13 May 2014

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