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Tā Mark Solomon, Patron of He Toki ki te Rika - excited about the new apprenticeship scheme.

Apprenticeship scheme launched

The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in Christchurch last night. Around 200 people gathered at the marae to welcome the Prime Minister and the Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell, Minister for Maori Development and Whanau Ora, Christchurch Mayor, Leanne Dalzeil…

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Sumaria Beaton of Awarua Synergy and Te Runaka o Awarua chair Hana Morgan with a section of a wind turbine to be erected at the Bluff Marae next month.

Wind turbine for Te Rau Aroha Marae

Bluff’s Te Rau Aroha Marae is getting its very own wind turbine, thought to be a first for New Zealand. “We wanted to support (Awarua Synergy) and put our money where our mouth is”, Te Rūnaka o Awarua chairman Hana Morgan said. Owned by Te Rūnaka o Awarua, Awarua Synergy specialises in efficient energy solutions…

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Kim Drummond, Director, Resource Management, Environment Canterbury.

Tracking a better future for Te Waihora

Kim Drummond considers the Whakaora Te Waihora partnership a game changer – the beginning of something significant, aimed at returning good health and mauri to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. He sees the coming together of the partners – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) – through their joint…

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Distinguished Professor Graeme Hingangaroa Smith.

Tuia Te Ako 2015

Tuia Te Ako is the national Māori tertiary education hui that brings together prominent leaders in Māori tertiary education, iwi, Māori tertiary education providers, individuals from the broader tertiary sector, learners, and whānau in a hui dedicated to supporting future success of all Māori in tertiary education. In 2015, Tuia Te Ako will be co-hosted…

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Micah performing on the X Factor stage.

Introducing Micah Heath

At just 15, Micah Heath (Ngāi Tahu – Waihao Rūnanga) is used to performing in front of big crowds. The aspiring singer-songwriter often performs at local, Christchurch events and he was recently a contestant on the X Factor New Zealand. “My X Factor experience was absolutely amazing. I was around cameras a lot and it…

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1991. Matiaha Tiramorehu. Kotahitanga Church. Moeraki. North Otago.
Mark Adams
Digital scan from 10x8 inch negative Kodak Tmax 400 negative.

Mark Adams

1991. Matiaha Tiramorehu. Kotahitanga Church. Moeraki. North Otago. Digital scan from 10×8 inch negative Kodak Tmax 400 negative.

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From the CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Arihia Bennett The year began with a festival of Māori performing arts as Christchurch hosted Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa. Leading up to the event I watched exponents weave the traditional stories of whakapapa and kōrero into an eloquent demonstration of kapa haka during practice sessions. Our…

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Areta Wilkinson

Ngāti Irakehu, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Ngāi Tūāhuriri The artwork of Areta sits between traditional Māori adornment still produced in the present, and the histories and practices of New Zealand contemporary jewellery. Areta says her practice has developed into explorations of craft methodology forming out of collective Ngāi Tahu cultural values. Much of her…

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Simon Kaan

Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha, Kāti Irekehu, Kāti Mako Art’s agency within cultural revival is central to Simon Kaan’s understanding of his position as an artist. He possesses a refined visual language developed over decades, intrinsically tied to his sense of personal genealogy being of Ngāi Tahu and Chinese descent.

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Kia Kūrapa ki Tuahiwi 2015

“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!” Ka tū tēnei wānaka…

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Hui-a-Iwi 2015

Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 will be a celebration of all things Ngāi Tahu and it will be an opportunity for all to share in whakawhanaungatanga and experience the best of Ngāi Tahutanga, so come along and join us for music, kai, wānaka, culture, laughter and fun.

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Special legislation for racecourse development welcomed

The partnership seeking to develop land at Riccarton Park Racecourse welcomes government efforts to reduce red tape. In an announcement this morning, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said the government will introduce special legislation which will pave the way for the Joint Venture between the Trustees that govern Riccarton Park Racecourse and Ngāi…

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism prepares for the next generation visitor

One of New Zealand’s leading online marketing professionals, Martyn Whitley, has joined Ngāi Tahu Tourism to lead the company’s digital strategy across its many iconic experiences, including Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Dart River and Shotover Jet in the South Island and Rainbow Springs and Agrodome in the North Island. Chief Executive for Ngāi Tahu Tourism,…

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