The WasteMINZ Conference 2019 will be officially opened on Tuesday the 24 September with a Mihi Whakatau by Ngāti Wairere the hāpu whose tūrangawaeware includes the land known as Papanui on which Claudelands sits.

This document provides information about Ngāti Wairere, as well as the words of the waiata that the WasteMINZ Conference delegates will be singing as manuwhiri (visitors) to Claudelands. The Mihi Whakatau process is also outlined.