Whānau Survey

As a post-Settlement iwi we are only 20 years along this journey. We have much to be proud of, and much to look forward to. As we look to the future we want to continually raise the horizon of opportunity for our whānau, helping us to achieve the culturally rich and bountiful future our tīpuna dreamed of.

To do this we need to better understand our members and see more clearly through a collective tribal lens. So we’ve developed a survey for all registered Ngāi Tahu whānau and we need your help.

A high response rate will give us a baseline of information against which we can measure our tribe’s changing demographics and give us a better understanding of what is important to Ngāi Tahu whānau.

The survey can be completed online or on paper. If you would prefer a paper version, please contact or call 0800 KAI TAHU and we will post a copy to you.

If you would like personal assistance to complete the survey online please contact us and we’ll organise one of our regional Whānau Survey champions to help you complete it.

  • If you live inside the Ngāi Tahu takiwā we’ll arrange to visit you if possible.
  • If you live outside the takiwā we can assist you over the phone or via a video call.

All information collected remains anonymous. Please contact us if you want to read our survey protocols. If you want to have your survey answers removed, we can do this at any stage.

To complete the survey you will need:

  • Access to a computer, a comfortable chair, and some refreshments!
  • About 45 minutes of time – you can do it in one sitting, or save your answers in sections if you want to complete it in smaller blocks of time.
  • Your whakapapa or registration number as this forms part of your password. This ensures that only registered Ngāi Tahu whānau complete the survey, and each person completes it only once.

To get started:

  • The first screen asks for a password. This is your whakapapa number followed by your surname, all in lowercase with no spaces. For example if your whakapapa number is 123456 and your surname is Te Hau, your password is “123456tehau”.
  • The second screen asks you to select a language. Please click “English (UK)” in order to have macrons displayed.


To thank you for your time, at the end of the survey your whakapapa number will go into the draw to win a range of prizes including iPads, Ngāi Tahu Pounamu, and Whai Rawa $100 savings vouchers!

Click on this link to log in and get started – Ngāi Tahu Whānau Survey

We really appreciate your feedback as we forge this path together.

Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us.