Hokonui Rūnaka is one of 18 rūnanga (local councils) of Ngai Tahu (South Island iwi), and is the only one located inland.
Established in 1987, Hokonui Rūnaka was established to provide well-being for members through the guidance and management of members spiritual, cultural, educational, moral, social and economic needs.
We exist to ensure a safe and secure future for our next generations.
Hokonui Rūnaka currently has about 14,000 members. Members are represented by up to 24 Executives of the Hokonui Rūnaka Incorporated Society. The Executives oversee the running of the Runanga’s main areas of interest.
The people of Hokonui have grown this organisation from humble beginnings to it’s current capacity delivering a range of whanau services and building spiritual, cultural, social and economic growth.