Hui a Rohe - Regional Meetings 



An important objective of the programme is to ensure that iwi have a forum where important issues about repatriation can be discussed and opinions shared. Wānanga and Hui a Rohe are facilitated by Te Papa to gain feedback from iwi so that Te Papa can endeavour to facilitate their requests and provide them with further information.

 There are three kaupapa for this hui

  1. Facilitate discussion to find an appropriate option regarding a final resting place for unprovenanced (unknown origin) kōiwi tangata
  2. Provide background information and an update on the Karanga Aotearoa Repatriation Programme
  3. Seek views as to the continuation of the repatriation programme beyond 30th June 2013



A report for each hui a rohe will be added to this schedule as they are completed.


 Rohe  Location  Date  Report

Ngāi Tahu

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Head Office, Christchurch

Wed. 14th April 2010

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Toihoukura - Tairawhiti Polytechnic, Gisborne

Wed. 19th May 2010

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Mataatua (Waiariki)

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, Whakatane

Tue. 7th June 2011

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Te Taihauāuru

Ratana Pā

Tue. 13th August 2011

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Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Waitetoko Marae

Fri. 13th October - Sat 14th October 2012 

 Download Report

Te Tau Ihu o te Waka

Whakatū Marae, Nelson

Mon. 29th November 2012

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Te Tau Ihu o te Waka

 Omaka Marae, Blenheim

Tue. 30th November 2012

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A Background Document has been released specifically for the series of Hui a Rohe that discusses in further detail the purpose of the Hui a Rohe, a Background of Karanga Aotearoa, as well as principles for a final resting place for unprovenanced kōiwi tangata.

 View the Background Document ( .pdf)  


Te Arikirangi Mamaku
Repatriation Programme Coordinator - Kaitohutohu Kōiwi Tangata
Direct Dial +64 4 381 7141