Waihōpai Rūnaka is based in Southland with Murihiku Marae situated in Invercargill.
The wharekai, Hine o te Iwi, was the first building on the site when it opened in June 1983. The wharenui, Te Rakitauneke, opened in February 1990. Murihiku connects ancestrally to nga waka Uruao me Takitimu, maunga Takitimu and the Te Moana Ara a Kiwa.
Te Tonga o te Whetu, which is the office block, was the first building on the marae complex.