Who are we?
Ko Aoraki te mauka ariki
Ko Tūtoko te mauka tipuna
Ko Makaawhio te awa tapu
Ko Uruao te waka
Ko Rākaihautu te takata
Ko Te Koeti Tūranga te tipuna
Ko Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio te hapū
Ko Kāti Māmoe rāua ko Kāi Tahu kā iwi
Tihei mauri ora!
Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to the official website of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio.
We represent Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio, a hapū or sub-tribe of the wider Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Māmoe iwi (tribes) of Te Waipounamu, the South Island of New Zealand. Our hapū is centred at Makaawhio in South Westland, on Te Tai o Poutini (the West Coast), where we have a long and rich history.