Aukaha is a mana whenua-owned organisation that delivers services across the takiwā of our Papatipu Rūnaka shareholders.

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In everything we do, we advocate for the betterment of people and place – for this generation and beyond.

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Mana Taiao

Environmental Management

Policy and planning, resource consents,
cultural impact assessments

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Mana Takata

Health & social services

Healthy homes, employment, trades & training, nurse-led clinics and procurement

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Mana Ahurea

Embedding manawhenua stories and values in regional development

Cultural narratives, urban design

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Our name – Aukaha – comes from a traditional Kāi Tahu chant, recited by our tīpuna as they tightened the lashings of their waka before setting out on a journey.

Kia kaha, au kaha – unite and bind together. We’ve chosen this name because it represents our role, strengthening relationships between mana whenua and local and central government, sector partners and businesses across the takiwā.

Ā mātou kōrero Our Stories

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Kā mātāpono Our Values


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