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!
If you can’t make it to Murihiku, you don’t have to miss out as we will be live broadcasting the entire event!
Do you have a pātai you want to ask in the open forum at Hui-ā-Iwi 2019? Send them through to [email protected]
Questions can be asked on the day, but pre-registered questions will be given priority. Our Annual Report is available now, so have a read to guide your thinking.
If you are coming to the kai whakanoa (lunch) on 22 November, please make sure you register everyone in your group so we can ensure there is enough kai for everyone. If you register and change your mind please let us know.