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Kristy Bedi - "etching whakapapa into fabric."

Etching whakapapa into garments

Christchurch-based Ngāi Tahu designer Kristy Bedi will exhibit her collection, Aho Manawa as part of the Miromoda Showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week 2015 in Auckland, from 24-30 August. Miromoda was developed by the Indigenous Māori Fashion Apparel Board (IMFAB), to nurture and support young Māori designers in the early stages of their careers. The…

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Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata
Notice of Intention to hold a Postal Ballot

Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata wishes to inform all its members and potential members of its intention to conduct a postal ballot. The purpose of the postal ballot will be to elect the members of the Koukourārata Appointment Committee. Once elected, the Appointment Committee will be responsible for appointing the Koukourārata Representative and Alternate Representative to…

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Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki whānau who attended the launch. From left, Brendan Flack, Matt Wylie, Justine Marshall and Katharina Ruckstuhl.

Otago science scheme launched

In what is believed to be a world first, an Otago consortium is calling for community-driven science projects to inspire people to engage with science On Tuesday 21 July, more than 100 people gathered at the Otago Museum for the launch of the pilot programme, Otago Participatory Science Platform, which is a collaboration with Te…

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Boudine Brown - excited about studying at sea.

Talented rangatahi research at sea

Boudine Brown is one of two Ngāi Tahu rangatahi who have been awarded a 2015 Rangatahi o Te Moana scholarship. The scholarship, which is offered by the University of Otago – New Zealand Marine Biology Centre, is for gifted and talented year 11 or 12 Māori students interested in pursuing a career in health sciences….

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Chair of Te Pā o Rākaihautū, Rangimarie Parata Takurua - excited about a new milestone.

Te Pā o Rākaihautū opens on new site

The special character school, Te Pā o Rākaihautū will be formally opened in its new location at the former Linwood Intermediate School site on Sunday, 19 July. Temporarily located in the former Richmond Primary School site, Te Pā o Rākaihautū opened in January this year offering an education founded on tikanga and te reo Māori…

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Meg Matthews

Manawa Nui – the beginning of a journey

When Meg Matthews won a place on the 2015 Ngāi Tahu Manawa Nui programme, it signalled a journey of personal discovery and a positive start to a career in governance. Meg (Ngāi Tahu), is now an associate director of Ngāi Tahu Property through the programme and she was recently appointed as an associate director of…

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The three finalist entries from the fashion show. (Centre, Mana Tāne).

Kaikōura fashion success

More than 200 whānau gathered at Kaikōura High School recently to celebrate Matariki with the first fashion show held by Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura. The fashion show, which was funded by the Ngāi Tahu Fund, proved to be a hit with locals, so much so that the rūnanga are going to make it an annual…

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Charisma Rangipunga - Looking forward to contributing to The Māori Language Commission.

Ngāi Tahu representative on Māori Language Commission

Charisma Rangipunga, General Manager, Te Taumatua, has been selected as one of three new members of the Māori Language Commission. Charisma (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu, Taranaki, Ngā Rauru), joins the team of five commissioners and says she is honoured and humbled to be the first Ngāi Tahu representative since Hana O’Regan held a position on…

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Manuhiri are welcomed at the opening of Tuia Te Ako 2015 at Lincoln University.

Tuia Te Ako Underway

The national Māori education hui, Tuia Te Ako 2015 is underway at Lincoln University. Opened on July 8, the hui brings leading Māori educators from around New Zealand together for three days for discussions around the conference theme – Te Whakarauora: revitalisation through reflection, repositioning and reimagining. Tuia Te Ako 2015 is co-hosted by Ako…

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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. All the info and latest updates at: Hui-ā-Iwi 2015

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Iwi welcomes Akaroa waste water decision

July 16, 2015 Te Rūnanga o Ōnuku, Wairewa Rūnanga, the Akaroa Taiapure Management Committee and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, welcome the formal decision to decline Christchurch City Council’s application to discharge treated wastewater into the coastal marine waters of Akaroa Harbour. The decision was made by independent hearings commissioners for Environment Canterbury and the…

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Board Appointment

Ngāi Tahu Tourism General Manager Commercial, Verity Webber (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe), has been appointed to the New Zealand Māori Tourism Board for a three-year term. Ngāi Tahu Tourism Chief Executive, Quinton Hall is delighted by the appointment and says Verity will bring strong commercial acumen to the board, as well as a sound knowledge…

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