Waihōpai

Waihōpai Rūnaka

murihiku maraeTe Rūnanga o Waihōpai is based in Southland with Murihiku Marae situated in Invercargill.

The wharekai, Hine o te Iwi, was the first building on the site when it opened in June 1983. The wharenui, Te Rakitauneke, opened in February 1990. Murihiku connects ancestrally to nga waka Uruao me Takitimu, maunga Takitimu and the Te Moana Ara a Kiwa.

Te Tonga o te Whetu, which is the office block, was the first building on the marae complex.

Rūnanga Office Contact Details:

Murihiku Marae
Representative: Michael Skerrett
Postal Address: PO Box 7017, Southcity, Invercargill
Phone: (03) 216 9074
Email: info@waihopai.org.nz