Before you register with Hokonui Rūnanga, make sure to register with Ngai Tahu first.
Membership shall be conferred automatically without further application or subscription on every person:
- Who can trace Rakiura Māori descent
- All persons who can whakapapa to any of the following:
- Tuturau Māori Reserve
- Maranuku A and B
- Tautuku A or section 1A2 of Block 1 x Tautuku
- Ngati Mamoe Tupuna: Tu Te Makoku
Membership may be open to spouses of persons who eligible for automatic membership within the above clause. (Clause 5. Hokonui Rūnanga Incorporated Rules)
Membership may be opened to such other persons as shall be nominated and approved by a majority of the members present at a Rūnanga Executive Meeting without further application or subscription.
Any person of Ngai Tahu whanui seeking membership of the Rūnanga may be asked to furnish proof of eligibility by way of whakapapa.
Membership shall also be conferred automatically upon those persons who as of the 1st August 2000 are existing registered Rūnanga members without further application or subscription.