Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to the official website of Te Runanga o Makaawhio.
We represent Kati Mahaki ki Makaawhio, a hapu or sub-tribe of the wider Ngai Tahu and Ngati Mamoe iwi (tribes) of Te Waipounamu, the South Island of New Zealand. Our hapu is centered at Makaawhio in South Westland, on Te Tai o Poutini (the West Coast), where we have a long and rich history. Learn more about who we are.