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Hui-ā-Hapū; Kōiwi Tūpuna Repatriation


Recently a roopu of representatives from Te Waiariki, Ngāti Korora, Ngāti Takapari attended the Repatriation Kaupapa in Wellington. There were 64 tūpuna and karapuna returned from Vienna, Austria and of those repatriated, 6 tūpuna were stolen from caves in Taiharuru.

We have been invited to Hui with representatives of Te Papa to discuss a process for the return of koiwi tūpuna stolen from Taiharuru and to hear from Prof Dr Sabine Eggers from the Natural History Museum in Vienna on the research about these tūpuna.

This is an invitation to our people to come and listen to the journey so far, learn about the research and engage in conversation with the kaimahi that have helped coordinate this repatriation kaupapa.

Powhiri starts at 12pm sharp, so nau mai haere mai e te iwi! Please bring a plate for kaitahi with our manuhiri.

If you can awhi and support with kai, koha or preparations on the day please make contact with us at


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