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

Applications Open!

For details about our current open applications to work in our Aukaha kapa, click below for more information and application forms.

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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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