Become involved


There are various ways to become involved with Wairewa. The best way to find out what is happening is to make sure you and your whānau are registered with both Ngāi Tahu and Wairewa. This way you will receive correspondence regarding events happening at an iwi level and a hapū level. This year we are looking at ways to create more opportunities for whānau, both new members and those already active, to engage more at a cultural level. We would also like to see new members attend our runanga meetings at the marae in Little River and provide new ideas, activities and energy.  

If you are interested in kapa haka, weaving, environmental issues, mahinga kai, learning more about the pae or volunteering to provide support to our portfolio leaders, please contact the office at

Don’t forget the working bees. This is a great way to give back, have a laugh and meet whānau, and your help will be very much appreciated.

Hutia te rito o te harakeke, 
Kei whea te kōmako e kō?
Kī mai ki ahau; 
He aha te mea nui o te Ao?
Māku e kī atu, 
he tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata

If the heart of harakeke was removed, where will the bellbird sing? 
If I was asked, what was the most important thing in the world; 
I would be compelled to reply, It is people, it is people, it is people!