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

Position Statement

Attached is a copy of the Position Statement Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka released by Riki Dallas in July 2019. The Executive board of Te Runanga o Waihao endorse this paper, and will be taking this into consideration within our takiwā. Oraka Aparima Rūnaka position statement

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NOTICE OF DIRECTORS ELECTION MEETING

Te Rūnanga o Waihao Holdings Limited Notice of Directors Election Meeting   This meeting will be held following the AGM on 26 Māori Road, Morven, Waimate Sunday 6th October 2019 at 10:30am   Lunch will be provided following the meeting.   Agenda: Appointment of two (2) Directors to the Te Rūnanga o Waihao Holdings Limited […]

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NOTICE OF AGM

Te Rūnanga o Waihao Incorporated Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) As per Section 8 of The Rules   This meeting will be held 26 Māori Road, Morven, Waimate Sunday 6th October 2019 at 10:30am   Lunch will be provided following the meeting.   Agenda: Welcome Minutes of Previous AGM Receive and consider the Annual […]

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Events

Combined Runaka Christmas Party – 7th December 2019

A combined Christmas Party will be held at Arowhenua Marae on Saturday 7th December from 10.30am. (Please note the change of date from 14th ) RSVP to the office as soon as possible please. Xmas 2019

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