Our Stories

Celebrating ten years of Whai Rawa

In the last decade Whai Rawa funds under management have risen to $52-million with nearly 2000 whānau who have been helped into new homes, tertiary education or retirement. David Tikao, Whai Rawa Programme Leader, says much of the success has come from member buy-in. “We have nearly 22,000 members and to date we have helped…

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The film crew shooting footage for the Aoraki Bound documentary.

Celebrating ten years of success

Three key Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu programmes celebrate their tenth anniversary this year. Aoraki Bound, the Ngāi Tahu Fund and Whai Rawa were designed to help grow and strengthen Ngāi Tahu whānau culturally and financially, and over the past ten years they have done exactly that. Arihia Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o…

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Seeking comment on climate change

The Strategy and Influence team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has embarked on a new workstream to ensure Ngāi Tahu continues to progress culturally and economically through climate change. Chris Brankin (Ngāi Tahu), Policy Advisor, Strategy and Influence, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, says climate change is not a new phenomenon for the mahi…

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Stu and Percy - managing a special tract of Ngāi Tahu  land.

No ordinary life

The day I pulled into the driveway of Routeburn Station, it was pouring with rain and Anne Percy was heaving a laden wheelbarrow filled with gravel. She was drenched. As it turned out, it was just another day on the Ngāi Tahu high country stations at the head of Lake Whakatipu and for Anne and…

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Tuahiwi kaumātua and Mana Whenua group member Joan Bergman fronts the cover of the new recipe book.

Kitchen koha

    The gift of a slow cooker and an in-house recipe book to all farm workers and families is the latest Ngāi Tahu Farming initiative designed to encourage engagement and healthy living within the Te Whenua Hou farming community in North Canterbury. Ngāi Tahu Farming General Manager – People and Development, Claire Bourne says…

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Photo of Wainono Lagoon photo courtesy of Environment Canterbury.

Enhanced efforts to restore Wainono Lagoon

In July Te Rūnanga o Waihao Incorporated received over $500,000 in Te Mana o Te Wai funding from the Ministry for the Environment for restoration work on Wainono Lagoon. Graeme Lane, Chairperson, Te Rūnanga o Waihao Incorporated, says the rūnanga are delighted to receive the funding. “The lagoon is one of our top priorities and…

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Ngā hau e whā
From the managing editor

Returning to ancestral land can be a therapeutic process. That profound sense of connection and belonging that comes with communing with whenua that carries the footsteps of our ancestors.

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From the CEO

Very soon the baby boomers will peak into the third age, and I am pondering on whether our country is ready for this. It is timely that Te Rūnanga starts to look at the role it could play in supporting the health and well-being of our kaumātua.

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He Whakaaro
Our Stories, Our Voice

A story is told at a certain point in time, [but] it has been told across generations. These stories are therefore made up of the wisdom of generations, and will continue to be told and retold into the future.

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Events

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Road Shows 2016 – ŌTAKI

There will be opportunities for whānau to find out more information about accessing Ngāi Tahu Funds, registering with the Whakapapa Unit and signing up for Whai Rawa. Our teams will have stalls there to assist and answer any questions whānau may have about these three initiatives. This is a unique opportunity to sign up and…

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Road Shows 2016 – PERTH

This year the Road Shows format has evolved. They will still provide an opportunity to meet and hear from our tribal leaders, but we are broadening the focus so that whānau can learn about and celebrate Ngāitahutanga and whanaungatanga. The majority of the hui will be set aside for whānau to engage in cultural activities,…

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Road Shows 2016 – ROTORUA

This year the Road Shows format has evolved. They will still provide an opportunity to meet and hear from our tribal leaders, but we are broadening the focus so that whānau can learn about and celebrate Ngāitahutanga and whanaungatanga. The majority of the hui will be set aside for whānau to engage in cultural activities,…

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Media

Something has to change

Te Puna Oranga in collaboration with Te Whare Hauora, Te Pūtahitanga, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and He Oranga Pounamu would like to invite you to consultation hui surrounding family harm/violence.  The purpose of these consultation hui is to seek new and improved ways to strengthen the capacity of support for whānau to prevent the impact of violence within…

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Ngāi Tahu Holdings earns accolade

Ngāi Tahu Holdings (NTH) has taken out the award for Outstanding Business Leadership (Organisation) at the Aotearoa NZ Māori Business Leaders Awards 2016. The awards recognise and celebrate excellence and success in business, and people and entities are honoured for their contributions to the advancement of Māori enterprise here and around the world. A number…

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