Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae Representative
Lisa Tumahai is the Rūnanga Representative for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae, and was appointed Kaiwhakahaere in June 2017 until the elections take place in November 2017. She was the Deputy Kaiwhakahaere – the first wahine to hold the position – from 2011 until November 2016 when she was appointed Interim Kaiwhakahaere.
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.
Rūnanga Office contact details:
1 Old Christchurch Rd, Arahura.
Postal Address: PO Box 37, Hokitika.
Phone: 03 755 6451 and 03 755 6452
Fax: 03 756 8088
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