Wairewa

Contact Details

Representative:
Charisma Rangipunga
Address:

4345 Christchurch Akaroa Road (SH75)
RD 1
Little River 7591

Postal Address:

P O Box 15011
Aranui
Christchurch 8643

Phone:
03 365 4920

About

Ko Te Upoko o Tahumatā te maunga
Ko Ōkana te awa
Ko Wairewa te moana
Ko Wairewa te marae
Ko Makō te whare tupuna
​​​​​​​Ko Te Ropūake te whare kai

The Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998 has seen the recognition of Ngāi Tahu’s mana in relation to Wairewa and guaranteed tribal involvement in the future management of the site. The rehabilitation of Te Roto o Wairewa is a major focus for the Wairewa Rūnanga today.

In the past, Wairewa provided a rich supply of tuna to Māori communities who did not have their own sources. The harvesting and preparation of tuna at Wairewa continues today though numbers are greatly reduced.