News and Events

Kaumatua Health Day Trip to Riverton

Hokonui Runanga Kaumatua enjoying a trip to Riverton for Health Day.

Tamariki Roopu

Ashantaye Power, Deysharn Maniapoto & Tenesha Weatherall making cookies




Makaia Rotana, Tyson Wetherall & Pacer Wetherall baking a chocolate cake





Harmony Mainiapoto & Adelaide making cookies

Hokonui Runanga Rebuild

Framing all going up around the building. All these photos are of the new part of our rebuild.

Taare Bradshaw from Hokonui Blessing New Bupa Site in Gore

Netta's 90th Birthday

Birthday Celebrations


We would like to take the opportunity to wish one of our kaumātua Netta Mackintosh a very happy 90th Birthday. Netta has strong Whakapapa links to various Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnaka.

She has been an active member of Hokonui Runanga for well over 2o years.  During this time Netta has held various portfolio’s including Otago District Health Board, Otago Museum, trustee for our Hokonui Runanga Health & Social Services Trust, as well as being our Secretary.  Netta was also involved with another past executive member the late Dr Peter Snow ( Tapanui Flu ) in getting the West Otago Health Services established in Tapanui.  Netta has always made it known that she has a special connection with Ōnuku – Waiwera & Makaawhio Rūnanga. Many happy returns Netta, we hope you enjoy your special day.

Nurse Led Clinics - Hokonui Runanga Health & Social Services Trust

Hokonui Runanga Health and Social Services Trust are starting Nurse Led Clinics on the 21st of October. There will be two clinics a month, one in Gore and one in Mataura. If you would like further information in regard to these clinics please contact the office on 03 208 7954 or email

Solander Island: Kingdom of the Birds

Solander Island - Te Niho a Kewa - lies north-west of Stewart Island and guards the western approach to Foveaux Strait. The island is the eroded remains of an extinct volcano.

Read Michael Hall's (Te Papa) Blog about his recent visit to Solander Island: Kingdom of the Birds.

New Website

We're pleased to announce the launch of our new website.