22 November – 24 November
This year’s event is centred on Ka Tū Te Tītī – the return home. Hui-ā-Iwi is a three-day event dedicated to all things Ngāi Tahu – it is a celebration of whanaungatanga and Ngāi Tahutanga. It is about remembering and connecting as iwi, hapū, and whānau. It is a call to Ngāi Tahu whānau throughout Aotearoa and the world to come back to what binds us all – our whakapapa and whenua.
The tītī migrates across the globe but always returns to gather on the southernmost islands of Te Waipounamu. Just like the tītī, our whānau are forever connected as Ngāi Tahu and of this whenua, no matter where in the world they choose to live.
Murihiku is home to tio, toheroa and tītī (not to mention stunning national parks), so lots to explore while you’re here too. While you’re in Waihōpai, you can also check out the famous Bill Richardson Transport World museum, Demolition World, and E Hayes & Sons museum – the home of The World’s Fastest Indian.
There will be something for everyone – entertainment, delicious kai, an open forum and report back session, stalls, rangatahi and tamariki activities, kapa haka, waka ama, and even a kaumātua high tea!