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Watson Ohia

Advocating Māori excellence

For Watson Ohia, kapa haka is not just about what you see on stage, it’s a way of life; it’s something that we as Maori do far beyond the stage, when we honour, when we celebrate, when we grieve, when we have something important to say. We can say it our way. “It’s a key…

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Louise Potiki-Bryant

Ngāi Tahu artist bound for New York

Ngāi Tahu choreographer, dancer and video artist, Louise Pōtiki Bryant was named the recipient of the 2014 Harriet Friedlander Residency at this year’s Westpac New Zealand Arts Awards. Louise (Ngāi Tahu – Kāti Taoka) is the fourth person and the first woman to have received the award since it was established in 2011. Louise, 40,…

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He Toki ki te Rika students graduate

Around two hundred people gathered at Te Puna Wānaka, CPIT on Wednesday night, to celebrate the success of the latest group of He Toki ki te Rika students, who have completed their one-year pre-trades training courses. He Toki ki te Rika is a Māori trades training initiative led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in…

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Carols at the Pā

A happy crowd of over 200 people gathered at Rehua Marae in St Albans on Friday night, to celebrate the arrival of Christmas with Carols at the Pā. Whānau were treated to kapa haka, carol singing, Mama Koko, Christmas costume competitions, food stalls, lucky prize draws and other live entertainment. This is the second year…

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Gail McLauchlan.

Māori health focus at Te Matatini

Gail McLauchlan is a newcomer to the kapa haka world but she is no stranger to the world of Māori health. Gail (Ngāti Raukawa) is one of several kaiārahi who will be working to ensure Te Matatini 2015 is a success. It will be her first time at Te Matatini and she will be coordinating…

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Nicole Spriggs (Ngāi Tahu ), from Lincoln High School,  getting close to an invertebrate in a UC lab.

Encouraging young Māori into science

A University of Canterbury scheme aimed at encouraging Māori secondary school students into university science studies is already changing lives and encouraging rangatahi to consider new pathways for their future. He Puna Pūtaiao is a partnership programme between the University of Canterbury College of Science and several Canterbury secondary schools that began in 2013. Based…

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From left, Tracey Hickman, General Manager, Genesis Energy signs the agreement with Kaiwhakahaere Tuarua Lisa Tumahai

Sponsorship boost for Aoraki Bound

The opportunity for young Māori to develop leadership skills and personal and cultural growth on the Aoraki Bound programme has received a boost thanks to a renewed partnership between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the Bank of New Zealand and Genesis Energy. BNZ and Genesis Energy confirmed their support for Aoraki Bound at a signing…

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The Tahu FM team from left, Rocky Roberts, Tumehe Rongonui, Sheree Waitoa aka Sista, Te Awhiroa Kuka-sweet, Waipounamu Te Karu and below, Hinepounamu Rongonui.

Tahu FM tops Horizon Survey

Tahu FM, the voice of Ngāi Tahu heard throughout New Zealand and the world, has been named the top rating iwi radio station in New Zealand by the November Horizon Poll survey. The Horizon Poll is run by Horizon Research, an Auckland-based company specializing in online research. Over 115,200 listeners have tuned into Tahu FM…

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Earn while you learn – Technical Cadetship jobs available now

A little bit of history about the Cadetship Following the Canterbury earthquakes, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu joined forces with Aurecon to create opportunities for Ngāi Tahu in the Canterbury rebuild. Aurecon have delivered some award winning projects all over the world providing engineering, management and specialist technical services. For more information about Aurecon go…

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Events

Kura Reo Kāi Tahu ki Arowhenua 2015

E kā akona, E kā manukura o te reo, Nau mai, tautī mai ki te Kura Reo Kāi Tahu ki Arowhenua. Haramai ki te ako, ki te whakapakari i tō reo Māori. Me noho Māori mai, me reo Māori mai kia ako tahi ai tātou ko kā uri o Tahu i tō tātou mita, kawa,…

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Kia Kūrapa ki Awarua

“Keen to get started with te reo? Or maybe brush up on those basic skills you’ve already learned? Kia Kūrapa is a safe, supportive learning environment for all learners whether you are an absolute beginner or have already got some te reo under your belt, this is the wānaka for you!” Āhea: 30th January –…

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Media

Whenua Kura announces new Māori Farming Diploma

Ngāi Tahu-led agricultural initiative Whenua Kura has announced the introduction of Lincoln University’s signature Diploma in Agriculture, to the Whenua Kura suite of programmes. Starting in March, 2015, the Level 5 qualification is a one-year programme offering an introduction to agriculture, and the associated skills necessary for a successful farming career. Areas of focus include:…

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Sponsorship boost for Aoraki Bound

The opportunity for young Māori to develop leadership skills and personal and cultural growth on the Aoraki Bound programme has received a boost thanks to a renewed partnership between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the Bank of New Zealand and Genesis Energy. BNZ and Genesis Energy confirmed their support for Aoraki Bound at a signing…

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