About Us

Hokonui Runanga is one of 18 runanga (local councils) of Ngai Tahu (South Island iwi), and is the only one located inland.

Established in 1987, Hokonui Runanga was established to provide well-being for members through the guidance and management of members needs, encompassing:

  • spiritual
  • cultural
  • education
  • moral
  • social, and
  • economic affairs.

We exist to ensure a safe and secure future for our next generations.

Find out more about the history of Hokonui Runanga and how we’ve grown and developed over the years.

Find out more about Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.

Organisational structure

Hokonui Runanga currently has about 14,000 members.  Members are represented by up to 24 Executives of the Hokonui Runanga Incorporated Society. The Executives oversee the running of the Runanga’s main areas of interest.

Who we are

Find out who we are - the decision-makers and people working for you to make things happen.  See who’s representing you on the Board of Trustees and how you can get involved in the voting process.

Find out more about what we do in our Projects section.

Where are we?

Located in the lower South Island, Hokonui Runanga shares its boundaries with both the Murihiku and Otago Runanga.  See our Map page for more details.  Use the Google Map to locate our main property assets, including:

Contact us

Want to find out more about us?  See our Contact page for more details.