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The South Canterbury District Health Board have released He Waka Kakarauri which is a model of Advance Care Planning(ACP) based in Māori values. This model facilitates planning for future health and end of life care. Runanga reps on the Maori Health Advisory Committee – Juliette Stevenson and  Suzanne Eddington have requested that whanau review the model.

The He Waka Kakarauri model will be added to the whanau meeting agenda for November. In the meantime  can whanau please direct any question regarding the model to the office and these will be disseminated to Juliette and  Suzanne on your behalf. Please click on the link below to open the He Waka Kakarauri document

He Waka Kakarauri

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Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRoNT) Reports submitted by TRoNT Rep Jo McLean are now available on the website. TRoNT reports are accessible to registered whanau members only  after  they login. To view the TRoNT reports follow these steps


  1. Log In
  2. Click on the Minutes and Reports menu in the registered whanau banner
  3. Select the report from – Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu (TRoNT) Reports – Jo McLean

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Whanau are invited to register Tamariki for the Aoraki wananga  from the 10th – 12th October 2017. Tamariki will travel and stay at Aoraki under the supervision of Waihao whanau and participate in various activities  including:

• Cultural history of Aoraki and its significance to the Runanga
• Pest and native flora and fauna
• Activities at the visitor centre
• Go on the glacier boats

If you are interested in registering your Tamariki please complete this registration form Aoraki Reg Form  and email to the office


If you would like more information contact the office

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Waihao Chairperson Graeme Lane presented the Glenavy Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Bevin Joyce with a koha towards the stations new First Response Vehicle. The station has been raising money for a new four wheel drive vehicle and whanau agreed at the last whanau meeting that the Runanga should contribute to this.  The Glenavy Fire Brigade has become just the second in the region to gain its first responder qualification.  Fire chief Bevin Joyce said the brigade attended about 30 or 40 medical calls each year, including a lot of car crashes, as well as general medical incidents.  During the presentation Graeme acknowledge that in the case of a medical emergency at the Marae, the Glenavy fire brigade was most likely to be the first responding unit, and for this reason it was important that the Runanga contribute towards the new response vehicle.

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Te Rūnanga o Waihao

Notice of

Annual General Meeting


This meeting will be held 26 Māori Road, Morven, Waimate Sunday 8th October 2017 at 1.00pm

Lunch will commence at 12.00pm

For catering purposes, please RSVP

by 1st October 2017 to:

Waihao Marae Office 03 689 4726 or 0800 924 426




  1. Welcome
  2. Minutes of Previous AGM
  3. Chairman’s Report
  4. Executive Reports
  5. Annual Reports
  6. Appointment of Auditor
  7. Appointment of members to the three (3) vacant Rūnanga Executive positions
  8. Consider, and if agreed make changes to the ‘The Rules’ of Te Rūnanga o Waihao

For further information on any of these items, please contact the Marae Office.


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On the 12th August Waihao hostedthe Te Ana Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Centre in the construction of a traditional manu tukutuku (kite) at the Waihao marae. This event was open to all whānau and interested members of the community and demonstrated traditional skills and materials in the art of kite making. A great community turn out made the day very enjoyable We thank the Creative NZ Communities Scheme for their assistance in this event.

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Twenty two of the Waihao Kaumātua came together for a lunch in Ashburton. This has been the biggest gathering for some time and reports back indicate that everyone had a great time. Looking to the future, it is hoped that such great turn outs continue

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The rūnanga had purchased a supply of Pipi Mā doll. These Te Reo speaking dolls have been distributed to all our registered tamariki under 5. The office has received positive feedback from whānau who say the dolls are good for memory and pronunciation.

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The annual Waimate Matariki Festival was held on 23rd June and once again was a great success with the local schools of the district coming together for this event. The rūnanga catered lunch, a kai cook for the 500 students

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If you or a whānau member has been affected by the extreme weather and require assistance please call the Ngāi Tahu Call Centre on 0800 KAITAHU (0800 524 824).

If it is an emergency please dial 111 for emergency services.

For the lates updates on Otago and Canterbury flooding visit: www.civildefence.govt.nz