Very often we get asked to help whānau or the community where they need advice about cultural matters. Here at the runanga we are blessed to have a number of very skilled and dedicated people to help out.

Rangitāne o Wairarpa Cultural ServicesSome of the things that we handle include blessings (e.g. new buildings, waka), internment of koiwi (rebury bones), advice on designs, adoption and use of Maori names, powhiri, and whakapapa.

Our Cultural Advisor also runs an orientation workshop with new staff at the DHB and a tikanga programme working with young offenders referred by Corrections. Both of these have been received.