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Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua, in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, invite you to attend Hui-ā-Tau 2013, which will be held at Te Hapa o Niu Tireni, Arowhenua Marae, on Saturday, 23 November starting at 10am.

This is a great chance to catch up with whānau and to hear first-hand from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu about the achievements of the year and the plans in place for future programmes and development. Just as importantly, this one-day hui provides a chance for us to kōrero and interact with our tribal leaders. Even though this year’s hui is to be streamed into satellite hubs, many whānau will want to attend the “report back” and “open forum” session in person so we encourage you to plan and book any accommodation you might need early.

Remember whānau, that under the new format we hold Hui-ā-Tau every second year. This one-day event is all about the kōrero, so the focus will be on allowing members to hear some short presentations, followed by questions and answers from all around the takiwā. There will be no stalls.

The Hui-ā-Tau at Arowhenua will be filmed and streamed live into satellite hubs at Ōtākou Marae, Dunedin; Waihōpai Marae, Invercargill and Arahura Marae, Hokitika. We really want you to think about making the journey to Te Hapa o Niu Tireni, Arowhenua Marae, to help us create the live atmosphere that makes these occasions so special.

As a satellite hub will not be available in Canterbury, there will be a bus going to Arowhenua. The bus will leave Saturday morning from the Wigram office at 7.30am and then leave Arowhenua at 2.30pm.
We will also have a minivan available from Kaikōura to travel to Arowhenua for the day.

You can register your seat for either bus by emailing events@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or by phoning Tina Woodgate on 0800 Kāi Tahu (0800 524 8248).

If you are not able to travel to Arowhenua, think about travelling to one of the satellite hubs to share the event with whānau.

There will be kai at the Hui-ā-Tau and the satellite hubs.

Whānau will be able to phone, email or text questions through on the day, but given that we can get more questions than can be answered in one session, we encourage you to register your question so that it can be given priority. You can register your questions by sending them to events@ngaitahu.iwi.nz or by phoning Tina Woodgate on 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).
If you are interested in coming to Arowhenua or one of our satellite hubs please make contact with them:

Hui-ā-Tau
Arowhenua Marae
38 Huirapa Street, Temuka
Contact name: Gwen Bower
Email: gwenbower@xtra.co.nz
Telephone: 03 615 9646

Satellite hubs
Ōtākou Marae
45 Tamatea Road, RD 2, Ōtākou
Dunedin
Contact name: Glenys Russell
Email: glenys.russell@tro.org.nz
Telephone: 03 478 0352

Arahura Marae
1 Old Christchurch Road, Arahura
Contact name: Hamiria Hutana
Email: Hamiria.Hutana@ngaitahu.iwi.nz
Telephone: 03 755 6451

Murihiku Marae
408 Tramway Road, Invercargill
Contact name: Odele Stehlin
Email: odele.stehlin@waihopai.org.nz
Telephone: 03 216 9074

The Arowhenua whānau who hosted Hui-ā-Tau in 2007.

The Arowhenua whānau who hosted Hui-ā-Tau in 2007.

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