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If you are a registered whanau member and wish to access the login section of this website, please contact the office for your user name and password details.

Once you are logged in you have access to previous minutes, policies, reports and other important documents that you can access and read from the comfort of home.

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We are please to inform you that the Waihao Marae is now open for business following the Covid-19 lock-down.

There are a few changes to daily operations (such as contact tracing), but you are now able to make bookings for your school/group/committee once more.

We hope to see or hear from you soon!


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The Executive have determined that even though we are now in Level 2, there still remains a risk to Whanau as we have not been in this Level long enough to determine how safe we are regarding community transmission.

The Executive considered holding a Whanau Hui at the Marae for the June Hui but as there are still a number of requirements in place and there was the possibility, depending on how well we go under Level 2, these might change. So rather than make arrangements and then have to cancel them it was agreed that we would proceed with a June Whanau Meeting via Zoom however we are all very hopeful and are planning for our August Whanau Hui to be held at Waihao  (and of course Zoom will still be an option available).

In the meantime, the Marae remains closed. Staff will be starting to transition to the Marae over the next few weeks, but it is only staff who are currently authorised to be there. Please respect this as we have an obligation to ensure the safety and health of our staff also. If you do turn up you may be asked to leave.

Some may see this is a conservative approach to re-opening our Marae but we are very mindful of the impacts of the virus and the risks to our Whanau in particular and so have chosen to put these safety risks ahead of anything else. Our Upoko has supported this view and advises that the Rahui placed at the beginning of this process has not yet been lifted, so we would expect that our cultural approach to this will continue to be respected.

The Executive have a meeting on the 2 June (via Zoom) where we will look at all health information available at that point and consider if we are comfortable easing these restrictions. Even if they are eased there may still be some restrictions in place so that we continue to ensure the health and safety of all who come onto the Marae, but we will keep you informed of these as we go.

In the meantime, we wish you all well, stay safe and we hope to see those that can travel, back at Waihao in August.

Nga mihi

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The April Whanau Hui will  go ahead as scheduled, however will be via ZOOM only.

A link will be posted out to all our whanau on Google Groups.  If you are not receiving emails from this, please contact the office today and we will add you.  Email waihao.manager@ngaitahu.iwi.nz.

Nga mihi

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While the marae and office are closed due to the covid-19 pandemic, the office staff will continue to work from home as best as they can.

Announcements and updates will be posted on Google Groups and on Facebook.  A specific page has been set up on Facebook called “Waihao Whanau Covid-19 Info Page” and we encourage all whanau to join this and the regular Facebook group “Waihao Marae – AKA – Maori Road”.

Keep in touch with your whanau and check in on everyone.

‘He Waka eke noa.’  We are in this together.

Stay safe and be well.

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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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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.



  1. Appointment of two (2) Directors to the Te Rūnanga o Waihao Holdings Limited Board.


Nomination forms may be obtained from the Waihao Marae Office on 03 689 4726 or email: waihao.manager@ngaitahu.iwi.nz and are to be received by the Waihao Marae Office no later than 4.00pm, 1 October 2019.

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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.



  1. Welcome
  2. Minutes of Previous AGM
  3. Receive and consider the Annual Report of the Rūnanga Executive/s
  4. Receive and consider the Annual Financial Statements from the Treasurer
  5. To appoint an auditor for the ensuing year
  6. The election of such Runanga Executive positions including any Officers positions that are vacant


For further information please contact

Waihao Marae Office 03 689 4726



RSVP 4.00pm 1st October 2019

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The Appointment Committee invite applications for Te Rūnanga o Waihao Representative and Alternate to Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu.


This appointment is at the highest level of governance for Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu and as such the committee invites applicants with relevant skills to apply and must meet the criteria detailed below.


Appointment of Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu Representative and Alternate

Nominees for the positions of Rūnanga Representative and Alternate Rūnanga Representative:

i)     may be required to demonstrate an understanding of the TRoNT structure, TRoNT decision-making processes and the cultural, political, social and economic issues facing the tribe;

ii)    must be registered members of TRoNT;

iii)    must be Registered Voting Members and have demonstrated active participation in the Rūnanga in the last three (3) years;

iv)   must have attended the AGM preceding the consideration and appointment of the TRoNT Rūnanga Representative and Alternate Rūnanga Representative by the Appointment Committee;

v)    must have signified in writing his or her willingness to accept nomination; and

vi)   must have shown long and continuous service in the interests of the Rūnanga.


Skills desired for the position:

  • A high level of understanding of Māori Governance
  • A high level of understanding of the relationship and structures of Te Rūnanga o Waihao and Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu
  • Understanding of the current issues facing the iwi and papatipu rūnanga
  • Active participation in rūnanga business
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a diverse group of whānau members
  • Ability to analyse information
  • High level of critical thinking and problem solving


Functions of Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu Representative

In accordance with the Charter, the TRONT Rūnanga Representative or Alternative Rūnanga Representative will represent the Rūnanga at all meetings of TRoNT.  They have a responsibility to the Rūnanga to:

  1. Facilitate a pre-TRoNT meeting with Rūnanga members in writing prior to the General Meeting;

  2. Report outcomes post-TRoNT meeting to Rūnanga members in writing prior to the General Meeting;

  3. Adhere to any protocols in the job description as deemed appropriate by the Rūnanga Executive; and

  4. Attend Rūnanga Executive meetings when requested by the Rūnanga Executive.


The committee invite applicants to attach a current curriculum vitae and cover letter detailing skills and attributes for the role to their application.


For information and application forms please contact the Te Rūnanga O Waihao Office, on behalf of the Appointment Committee Chair:

Email:  waihao.manager@ngaitahu.iwi.nz

Ph:  03-689-4726


Applications close 5pm, Friday 23rd August, no late applications will be received.


The committee intends on interviewing successful shortlisted applicants the weekend of 7th September, at Waihao Marae.  Applicants must be available for this date.