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Hui-ā-Iwi 2017

24 November, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 26 November, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Notice of 22nd Annual General Meetings
of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngai Tahu Charitable Trust 2017

The Annual General Meetings of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust respectively, will take place on Thursday 23 November 2017 at 1:45pm: Tuahiwi Marae , 219 Tuahiwi Road, Tuahiwi.



  • Mihimihi
  • Attendance and apologies
  • Confirmation of minutes of 2016 Annual General Meeting
  • Matters arising
  • Receive audited accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017
  • Appointment of Auditors
  • Consider other such matters that Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu may deem appropriate


Mō tātou

Arihia Bennett


Hui-ā-Iwi 2017

When: Friday 24 November – Sunday 26 November 2017
Where: Tuahiwi Marae
Hosts: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tūāhuriri

Ko Tahupotiki te tipuna e karakatia nei ki runga ki ona uri ko Ngāi Tahu.

Te Maramatanga – The Enlightenment – is the theme for Hui-ā-Iwi 2017, embodied by the hui whakatauki:

Paiheretia te ture tangata me te ture wairua
to unite the physical movement with the spiritual mission

Join us as we celebrate what it means to be Ngāi Tahu at our biennial festival, Hui-ā-Iwi!

Come and reconnect with whānau, meet new people, and celebrate being Ngāi Tahu. There’ll be entertainment, information, laughter and fun for all ages.

This year Hui-ā-Iwi is hosted by Ngāi Tūāhuriri at Tuahiwi Marae, where you can experience Ngāi Tūāhuriri manaakitanga and the beautiful rohe.


Hui-ā-Iwi begins with a Pōwhiri at 12pm on Friday 24 November and concludes with a Mihi Whakamutu at 12pm on Sunday 26 November.

Site map

Download the sitemap here: Tuahiwi Site Map

Programme of events

Friday 24 November

12pm Pōwhiri
2pm History of the Ngāi Tahu Claim
3.30pm Hākari
4pm Opening of stalls and exhibition

Saturday 25 November

9am Whakamoemiti
9am Opening of stalls and exhibition; tours start
9.30am Freshwater wānanga
10.30am Tribal Economies wānanga
11.30am Report back and Iwi forum
1.30-5.30pm Te Atakura
2pm Te Here wānanga (wharenui)
3pm Te Apārangi wānanga (wharenui)
8pm-11pm Main concert

Sunday 26 November

9am Whakamoemiti
9am Opening of stalls and exhibition; tours start
10am Presenting the Cultural Mapping website and Tangata Ngāi Tahu book
11am Form and Function wānanga
11.30am Te Pōkai Ao and Tuahiwi Rangatahi hub presentation
12pm Mihi Whakamutu


There will be a special space for our kaumātua, who are 65 and over, to relax in throughout Hui-ā-Iwi. Kaumātua will enjoy moments of entertainment and wānanga and will receive the very best manaakitanga. Kaumātua tautoko will include:

  • Mirimiri (massage) – please provide a koha. Open Saturday 9.30am-1pm and 3.15-5.30pm; Sunday 9.30-11.30am
  • Nail art – $30 per half hour session. Open Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm; Sunday 9.30-11.30am
  • High tea – two servings per day – morning and afternoon tea.

Come to the Kaumātua space and book in for these half-hour sessions.

Tamariki and rangatahi

Specially designed spaces for tamariki and rangatahi will ensure they and their whānau can relax and have fun during Hui-ā-Iwi. The Tuahiwi Rangatahi leadership team will be hosting a games night full of Te Reo, quizzes and housie; a Tahu Talent show; a Tuahiwi Tiki tour; and have organised a tech space and carnival area for rangatahi and tamariki to enjoy.

A jam packed programme will keep the tamariki and rangatahi entertained throughout the weekend!


Friday 24 November: Kai hākari
Saturday 25 November: A light lunch and hāngī dinner will be provided. Kai stalls will also be available to purchase food so bring some cash to support our whānau entrepreneurs.
Sunday 26 November: Light lunch


A variety of stalls will be set up and open for whānau to browse and buy from at Hui-ā-Iwi.  Stalls will be open Friday 4pm-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 9am-12pm.

These stalls will feature numerous Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu stalls, from Ngāi Tahu Funds to Whakapapa, Whai Rawa and Tahu FM.  A variety of local arts, crafts and kai will be available in stalls run by whānau, and organisations such as universities, local councils and community and government agencies will also have a presence at Hui-ā-Iwi.

Authenticated Ngāi Tahu Pounamu will also be available for purchase in the large marquee.


Free parking close to the venue is available and will be clearly signed. Parking plans and information will be communicated closer to the event.


Tuahiwi Marae is situated in the North Canterbury district and is a 15-20 minute drive from the Christchurch city centre.

There are many accommodation options in the North Canterbury district and Christchurch city. The weekend is set to be a busy one for the region so make your bookings now!

For assistance booking accommodation in the North Canterbury district contact the Kaiapoi i-site Visitor Information Centre on 03 327 3134.

For assistance booking accommodation in Christchurch city visit the following websites:


The Ngāi Tahu Fund is calling for cultural projects for Hui-ā-Iwi 2017. This is an occasion to reconnect with whānau, meet new people and celebrate being Ngāi Tahu. There will be a variety of things to do and see and it also provides an opportunity for you to get involved in showcasing your interest, passion and talent to Ngāi Tahu whānui.