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Marae development underway

Several Papatipu Rūnanga are currently completing development projects at their marae. Among those working on everything from minor renovations to full building projects are Waihao, Arowhenua, Hokonui, Rāpaki and Koukourārata. For Waihao Marae, building developments will allow marae staff more space to work and host their guests. Rūnanga Chair Graeme Lane says developments have come…

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L-R Lyttelton Port Company chief executive Peter Davie, Te Ao Tūroa general manager Kara Edwards (representing Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu), Environment Canterbury commissioner Elizabeth Cunningham, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) chairperson June Swindells, Christchurch City councillor Andrew Turner.

Whakaraupō initiative

A new initiative to restore the health of Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō was launched today. The initiative will see five major players in the management of Whakaraupō/ Lyttelton Harbour – Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, and the Lyttelton Port Company – join forces to create an action…

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PRAG 2016 Refresh – Live Stream

The Papatipu Rūnanga Aspirations Group (PRAG) 2016 Refresh is taking place this weekend, Sunday 21st August at Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, from 9am – 4:30pm. This event will be live streamed to allow whānau the opportunity to view the proceedings even if you are unable to attend. You can view the live stream below.

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New scholarships for Ngāi Tahu whānui

The Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have created two new scholarships for Ngāi Tahu whānui. These scholarships aim to create pathways for Ngāi Tahu whānui to work in communications and environmental management. They include full fees for study and paid work experience within the Office. To apply for the scholarships go to this…

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Helping whānau with the cost of education

Over the last decade Whai Rawa has helped over 250 whānau to pursue their tertiary education dreams. David Tikao, Programme Leader – Whai Rawa, says nearly $500,000 has been withdrawn by members to assist them with tertiary study. “Whai Rawa is different to Kiwi Saver because we allow our members to withdraw for tertiary education…

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism takes to the skies with new purchase

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has signed a deal to purchase Queenstown’s leading scenic helicopter business, Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. The purchase is a significant investment for Ngāi Tahu Tourism which will become the full owner of Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, which offers scenic flights and luxury charter services. Ngāi Tahu Tourism Chief Executive, Quinton Hall, says…

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The Tūhaitara Trust  has successfully applied for Mahinga Kai Enhancement funding to continue its ongoing restoration of Tūhaitara Coastal Park and Tūtaepatu Lagoon.

Mahinga Kai funding applications increase.

The Ngāi Tahu Fund has $5,000 available to each of the eighteen Papatipu Rūnanga through its Mahinga Kai Enhancement Fund for creating  planned activities around mahinga kai projects. Senior Funds Advisor Helen Thoms says that having clarity around Papatipu Rūnanga planned activities for mahinga kai can help the fund plan for future funding needs. The…

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Go Bus invests $11m in Christchurch urban passenger fleet

    New Zealand’s biggest and most diverse bus operator Go Bus Transport is investing $11 million in 27 new buses for its Christchurch urban passenger fleet as part of a strategy to improve bus patronage. The new buses will replace older vehicles in the company’s existing fleet in the region, and Go Bus plans…

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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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Events

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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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Road Shows 2016 – WAITAHA

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 – TE TAI POUTINI

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

Whakaraupō initiative

A new initiative to restore the health of Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō was launched today. The initiative will see five major players in the management of Whakaraupō/ Lyttelton Harbour – Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, and the Lyttelton Port Company – join forces to create an action…

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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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