Kaitiaki for Ngāi Tahu Whānui

Ōraka-Aparima RūnakA

“He aha te mea nui o te ao?”
(“What is the most important thing in the world?”)

“He tangata, he tangata , he tangata!”
(It is people, it is people, it is people!)

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Our partner

Ngāi Tahu has ample opportunities within Murihuku and abroad for grants, support and funding in education, support, small business and maternity services. They also provide information, research and knowledge for all who want to learn.

Kā Huru Manu - Cultural mapping

Kā Huru Manu, The Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project, uses the latest Geographical Information System (GIS) technology to record and map our Ngāi Tahu stories and place names onto a virtual landscape for future generations.

Our Purpose


Ōraka-Aparima Rūnaka Incorporated endeavours to provide for the continuing growth of the cultural, spiritual, social and economic well-being of Ngāi Tahu Whānui within our rohe in an environment of excellence.

Mō tatou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei.

For us, and our children after us.