Rakiura Runaka

Te Puka o Te Waka a Māui

Introduction

Nau mai haere mai, ki Rakiura. Welcome to the website of Rakiura Ahi Kā, New Zealand's southern most island's indigenous people. If you wish to get in contact with local iwi on Rakiura please send us a message through our contact form.

Ko wai te Ika, ko wai te Waka, ko wai te Puka.

About Us

Waitaha ,Kāti Māmoe, Ngāi Tahu tōku iwi, Hananui tōku maunga, Whaka ā Te Wera tōku Moana.

With a population of 400 residents our presence on the island is important. Our Runaka aims to continue to uphold the traditions of our tīpuna from collecting food, to birding on the Motu tītī. We stand as guardians of our ancestral lands, for those overseas and those yet to come. We wish to extend our warmest welcome to whānau travelling to the island and welcome you home to Rakiura.