Hui-ā-Iwi 2017

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 Māramatanga – 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

Main events

12:00pm Pōwhiri
2:00pm 30-year history of the Ngāi Tahu Claim
3.30pm Hākari
4:00pm Opening of stalls and exhibition

Rangatahi programme (Tuahiwi School)

1:00pm Nau Mai + Late registrations Turanga
1:30pm Kai (sausage sizzle) Turanga
2:30pm Rangatahi kōrero Turanga
3:00pm Kemu Turanga
5:00pm Kua mutu te rā

Wānanga programme

2:00 – 5:00pm Screen printing for Rangatahi: learn how to create designs and screen print patterns onto hessian kete Wānanga Tuarua
4:00 – 7:00pm Te Māramatanga: The Prophecies of T.W. Ratana Maahunui II


Saturday 25 November

Main events – Moki (main marquee)

9:00am Whakamoemiti
9:00am Opening of stalls and exhibition; tours start
9:30am Freshwater wānanga
10:30am Tribal Economies wānanga
11:30am Report back and Iwi forum
12.30pm Light lunch
1:30 – 5:00pm Te Atakura
2:00pm Te Here wānanga (Maahunui II)
3:00pm Te Apārangi wānanga (Maahunui II)
8:00pm – 11:00pm Main concert (Doors open at 7:00pm)

Rangatahi programme (Tuahiwi School)

9:30am Timata o te rā tuarua Turanga
10:00am Survivor – Round Tahi Court
11:00am Survivor – Round Rua Court
1:00pm Survivor – Round Toru Court
4:00pm Tahu Talent Turanga
5:00pm Kua mutu te rā
All day Tuahiwi Tiki Tour, carnival rides, quiet space, whare pukapuka, tech space, games room

Wānanga programme

9:15am Connecting with Spirit: Spritual communication and inspiration
with Andy Douglas
Maahunui II
10:00am – 12:00pm Rosie Posies: make your own rosie posies, with Tui Falwasser Whare Toi
10:00am An audience with a Bishop: Rt Reverend Richard Wallace Maahunui II
10.30am Tapping into Abundance: tapping into the body’s energy points Maahunui II
11:00am Symonde’s Apothecary: natural and practical remedies for healing Maahunui II
11:30am Tīnana repairs itself: listening to the body’s messages and self-healing Maahunui II
12:00pm Te Hāhi ō te Wairua: spiritual broadening and healing Maahunui II
12:45pm Touched by Anahera: connecting to the spirit and experience the energy of angels Maahunui II
12:30 – 2:30pm Bus tour: Visit Ngāi Tahu art in the Christchurch CBD,
hosted by Matapopore Charitable Trust
Bus zone
12:30 – 2:30pm Whetu Bling: make your own brooches out of harakeke, with Paula Rigby Whare Toi
12:30 – 2:30pm Tīpuna take Nathan to the world stage: with Ngāi Tahu artist and curator Nathan Pohio Whare Toi
All day Raranga: learn how to weave harakeke ika and putiputi, and contribute to a large whāriki with Te Tai ō Maahunui in mind Wānanga Tuarua


Sunday 26 November

Main events – Moki (main marquee)

9:00am Whakamoemiti
9:00am Opening of stalls and exhibition; tours start
10:00am Presenting the Cultural Mapping website and Tāngata Ngāi Tahu book
11:00am Form and Function wānanga
11:30am Te Pōkai Ao and Tuahiwi Rangatahi ambassadors presentation
12:00pm Mihi Whakamutu

Rangatahi programme (Tuahiwi School)

10:00am Mihi Whakamutu Turanga
12:00pm Kua mutu te rā

Wānanga programme

9:00 – 11:00am Conversation Café: An opportunity for rangatahi to come and have a kōrero Wānanga Tuarua
10:00 – 12:00pm Tohu Hao: for tamariki aged 7 + years, to learn about the lifecycle and migration journey of Hao – eels, with Priscilla Cowie Whare Toi


Kaumātua lounge

Kaumātua will be hosted in Te Ao Marama (wharekai). This is a special space for our kaumātua, 65 years and over, where they will be looked after while their carers can relax and get involved in Hui-ā-Iwi. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served throughout Hui-ā-Iwi.

Kaumātua tautoko will include:

  • Mirimiri (massage) – Open Saturday 9.30am-1pm and 3.15-5.30pm; Sunday 9.30-11.30am
  • Nail art – Open Saturday 9.30am-5pm; Sunday 9.30-11.30am.
  • High tea – two sittings on Saturday -10:00am-10:45am, and 3:00pm-3:45pm

Bookings are essential, so come along to the Kaumātua lounge 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 ambassadors 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 tamariki and rangatahi entertained throughout the weekend!


Friday 24 November: Kai hākari
Saturday 25 November: A light lunch. 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.

Parking options, and road closure

Tuahiwi Road will be closed from the school driveway through to Te Uruti Urupā on Friday 11am-7pm; Saturday 7am-11pm; and Sunday 7am-2pm.

Free parking will be available onsite and behind Tuahiwi School, and will be clearly marked. Parking wardens will be on site to marshall vehicles to parks. Wardens will also allow residents access to their homes during Hui-ā-Iwi.


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: