Awarua

Awarua Rūnanga

bluff41-300x201Te Rau Aroha Marae is the world’s southern-most marae. Located in the small town of Bluff, the marae was originally established in the late 1800s as a hostel for local Māori who lived on islands off the Southland coast.

The marae was developed in 1985, but the tīpuna whare, Tahu-pōtiki, which takes its name from the ancestor (tīpuna) of the local tribe, Ngāi Tahu, was opened in February 2003.

Rūnanga Office Contact Details:

Te Rau Aroha Marae

Representative: Gail Thompson
Postal Address: 12 Bradshaw Street, PO Box 19, Bluff 9814
Phone: (03) 212 8652
Email: office@awaruarunaka.iwi.nz