Rūnaka Membership

Membership of our Rūnaka is made up of individuals who are the uri (descendants) of the 1848 kaumatua of Kai Te Ruahikihiki and/or Kati Huirapa, or are the uri of those families included in the Native Reserves of the Araiteuru rohe who choose to affiliate through registration.

In order to apply for membership with Kati Huirapa Rūnaka you will need to fill in the Rūnaka Registration Application form and return to our office. The form will then go to our Registrations Committee for their consideration. When it is returned to us we will write to you to let you know the outcome. Click on this link registration form to download the application form or email georgina@puketeraki.nz. Once you have filled out the form (both sides including your whakapapa), please send to:

Kati Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki
121 Grimness St
Karitane 9440

or email georgina@puketeraki.nz

Benefits of membership include:
  • Ability to vote at general and special elections
  • Membership of the website - access to reports, minutes and other members only information
  • Increased access to panui about whanau hui, social events, meetings, archives
  • Ability to have your say about the past, present and future direction of the Runaka
Please note that this registration is completely separate from that maintained by the Whakapapa Registration Unit of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu.


Contact Us

P 03 465 7300


Marae:  520 Apes Road, Karitane, Otago - NZ
Office: 121 Grimness St, Karitane, Otago - NZ