Arts, Culture and Heritage

Te Taumutu Runanga

Te Taumutu Rūnanga is one of the 18 papatipu rūnanga of Ngāi Tahu.

We organise ourselves through an incorporated society (Inc.Soc) structure. An Inc.Soc is a legal entity of 15 or more registered members that associate for lawful purposes and not for the financial benefit of the members. Inc.Soc’s must have a Constitution (set of rules) that state our purpose and how we will operate. There are several mandatory operations requirements including such things as financial controls, membership management, meeting procedure and a management committee. We call our management committee “Taumutu Executive”.

As of the end of 2019 we have over 23,000 members! Whānau register at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and once the whakapapa unit confirms their whakapapa to Ruahikihiki, Taumutu Rūnanga automatically adopts those people into membership at the AGM each year.

Since 1998, we have written a strategic plan with whānau members to set our aspirations and goals for the next five years. From 2002, we have written annual work plans to achieve these aspirations. The work plans divide into four areas or portfolios. Economic development has traditionally been the role of the Charitable Trust.