By Libby Young … Significance of the area … The New Vale Coal Mine and associated operations use approximately 100ha of land, among farmland in Waimumu, near Mataura. Within the vicinity of the coal mine are the tributaries of the Hedge hope stream, named Tatakura by Tūpuna (after the ancient name… Read more
Hokonui Rūnanga is one of 18 rūnanga (local councils) of Ngāi Tahu (South Island iwi), and is the only one located inland.
Established in 1987, Hokonui Rūnanga was established to provide well-being for members through the guidance and management of members spiritual, cultural, educational, moral, social and economic needs. We exist to ensure a safe and secure future for our next generations.
Hokonui Rūnanga currently has about 14,000 members. The people of Hokonui have grown this organisation from humble beginnings to it’s current capacity delivering a range of whanau services and building spiritual, cultural, social and economic growth.More about us…