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Ruapuke Island, 15 kilometres southeast of Awarua (Bluff), guards the eastern approaches to Te Ara-a-Kiwa (Foveaux Strait). This 1600 hectare island was the location of a major Ngāi Tahu settlement in the 19th century, and was the home of the great southern chief Tūhawaiki and his successor Topi Pātuki.

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1st February 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Te Rau Aroha Marae, Monday 6 February

1 February Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution and the restoration of Waituna Lagoon will be highlights of this year’s Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. Awarua Rūnanga will host the festivities at Te Rau Aroha Marae, at Awarua (Bluff), on Monday 6 February. The location is significant as in 1840,…

3rd February 2009
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Waitangi Day Commemorations

Awarua Rūnanga will host Ngāi Tahu Treaty of Waitangi Day Commemorations at Te Rau Aroha Marae, at Awarua (Bluff), on Friday, February 6. Te Rau Aroha Marae is close to Ruapuke Island in Foveaux Strait where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840. Ruapuke Island is one of three locations in the South Island…