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26th June 2018

Kia ora koutou

As you know we recently advertised a position for a Kaiāwhina based in the Hokitika Office. We had a number of high caliber applicants and it was a difficult decision.

However I would like to inform you that the panel selected Heather Morris. Heather and India (her seventeen year old daughter) have recently moved back to Aotearoa from Australia and bought a house in Awatuna.

Heather has an impressive resume and a wide spectrum of work experience. She has extensive experience in administering and managing office functions and held positions of responsibility in a number of organisations.

Amongst other things she has a Degree in Fine Arts, a Certificate in Business Administration and a Certificate in Urban Horticulture. Heather has owned and run her own business, been involved in design prototypes and managed a variety of overseas relationships.

Heather is a valuable addition to the team and although working with Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio will be slightly different we will ensure she feels comfortable as she settles into her new role.

Nga mihi

Tim Rochford


Rūnanga Office
Kaiarahi: Rachael Forsyth
Kaiāwhina: Heather Morris-Pryer

Street address:

56 Brittan Street
Hokitika 7810



Postal address:
PO Box 225
Hokitika 7842

Phone: (03) 755 7885



Rūnanga Chairman
Tim Rochford

Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae
Mahitahi, Bruce Bay
Phone: (03) 751 0004
Enquiries and bookings via the Rūnanga office

Marae Booking Form

This form is for whanau and organizations who would like to book Te Tauraka Waka a Maui Marae in Mahitahi for a stay.
  • Te Tauraka Waka a Maui Marae - Booking Form

  • Booking Period

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
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  • Booking Numbers

  • Catering

  • Direct debit banking Information: ANZ 01-0797-0636793-00
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  • Please be aware Tangihanga take precedence on the marae. This may result in the cancellation of your booking at short notice. If this occurs we will notify you as soon as possible and refund your deposit.
  • Marae Charges

  • FULL CATERING: Cost is by negotiation with catering group. SELF CATERING: Kitchen Hire fee $100.00 ADDITIONAL COSTS: Complex Charge: $150.00 per day Accommodation Charge: varies Adults (18yrs +): $15.00 per head per night Rakatahi (5-17yrs): $10.00 per head per night Tamariki (0-5yrs) FREE Cultural Component: $400.00 one off ALL BOOKINGS ARE TO BE MADE THROUGH THE RUNAKA OFFICE.
  • DEPOSIT: Please note your booking will only be confirmed upon receipt of a $100.00 deposit which will be non-refundable unless booking is cancelled my Makaawhio Runaka and will be deducted from final invoice. This must be paid at least 7 days prior to you arrival. Please forward you payment to: Te Ruanak o Makaawhio, POBox 225, Hokitika, 7842 Or deposit directly into the following account: ANZ 01 0797 0636793 00
  • Confirmation of numbers attending must be in the office 7 (seven) days prior to your arrival for catering purposes. If this is not adhered to we reserve the right to cancel any unconfirmed bookings.
  • We ask that at least 24 hours' notice of cancellation be given.
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