Nau mai Haere Mai - Welcome to

Te Runanga o Waihao Inc

Mo to mahi i te mana mo o tatou marae

The name Waihao refers to our river, named by Rokohouia the son of Rākaihautu who were both ariki (leaders and guardians) of the waka (sailing canoe) Uruao, one of the earlier waka arrivals to Aotearoa. The river, which has its source in the inland foothills – Te Tari a Te Kaumira – is home to the hao or shortfin eel, hence the name Waihao. The hao eel was, and still is, one of the delicacies still gathered as mahinga kai by whānau from the Waihao River and its Wainono lagoon – the kete kai of local Māori.

The takiwa of Te Runanga o Waihao centres on Wainono, sharing interests with Te Runanga o Arowhenua to Waitaki, and extends inland to Omarama and the Main Divide.

Our History

Our History

Maori of the Waihao Rohe whakapapa to Waitaha, Kati Mamoe and Ngai Tahu. To these people Waihao is their turangawaewae; their home. Waitaha, itself a collection of ancient tribes, trace their lineage to the Uruao waka. Kati Mamoe who migrated from the North Island in the sixteenth century and Kai Tahu who came to Te Waipounamu in the seventeenth century whakapapa to Araiteuru and Takitimu waka.

It is through the marae that a sense of continuity with the past is achieved.

Tino mihi aroha ki a koutou te whanau o Waihao me Waitaki mo to mahi i te mana mo o tatou marae.

Register your
whakapapa

You may register as a member of the Te Runanga o Waihao Incorporated Society if you whakapapa to any of the Kaumatua listed in the 1848 census.

Our
Marae

Waihao Marae is situated just North of the Waitaki River, in the Morven district of Waimate.

Book our
facilities

Waihao Marae is available as a meeting and function venue for up to 120 people, which can include catering.

Our
History

Maori of the Waihao, whakapapa to Waitaha, Rapuwai, Hawea, Kati Mamoe and Ngai Tahu. Waihao is their turangawaewae.

What's happening in Waihao

Pānui

Kaumatua Lunch – 27th September 2018

The next Kaumatua Lunch will be held on Thursday, 27th September at the Waihao Marae.  Lunch will commence at 12.30pm An invitation has been extended to the kaumatua of Te Runanga o Moeraki to attend this lunch also. Anyone wishing to attend, please: RSVP by Monday 24th September to Waihao Marae 0800 924 420 or eamil waihao.manager@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

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Notice of Directors Election Meeting

Te Rūnanga o Waihao Notice of Directors Election Meeting   This meeting will be held following the AGM at 26 Māori Road, Morven, Waimate Sunday 7th October 2018 at 1.00pm   Agenda: Appointment of Directors to Waihao Holdings Company   Note: Nominations for Directors to Waihao Holdings Company close 4.00pm 1st October 2018. Nomination forms […]

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Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Te Rūnanga o Waihao Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) As per Section 8 of The Rules   This meeting will be held 26 Māori Road, Morven, Waimate Sunday 7th October 2018 at 1.00pm   Lunch will be provided prior to the meeting.   Agenda: Welcome Minutes of Previous AGM Receive and consider the Annual […]

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Events

Moeraki & Waihao Combined Christmas Party

As Waihao hosted a combined whanau Christmas Party with Moeraki here last year, this year Moeraki will be hosting the 2018 event. Moeraki & Waihao Combined Christmas Party At Moeraki Marae Saturday 1st December 2018 Time -To be advised . As catering arrangements need to be made, RSVP IS ESSENTIAL no later than 21st November […]

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