Interim Kaiwhakahaere (Chair) Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Lisa Tumahai is the Interim Kaiwhakahaere until such a time as a new Kaiwhakahaere is elected.
She is the Rūnanga Representative for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae and has been the Deputy Kaiwhakahaere since 2011. She is the first wahine to hold the position.
Lisa is a direct descendant of Te Riaki and Teoti Tauwhare of Arahura, daughter of Gay and Tahana Tauwhare and is married with two children and one whangai.
She has been the representative for Ngāti Waewae since 2001 and is currently the chair of Te Here, the tribal council’s internal matters committee. Lisa is committed to fulfilling the Ngāi Tahu 2025 aspirations and securing the wellbeing of Ngāi Tahu whānau.
Lisa can be contacted at Kaiwhakahaere@ngaitahu.iwi.nz, or phone 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).