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Changing lives  

  Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has over eighty initiatives in varying stages of progress, covering a wide range of approaches focussed on achieving positive outcomes for whānau transformation. As the South Island commissioning agency for Whānau Ora, Te Pūtahitanga has received funding applications from the Catlins to Motueka and the Chatham Islands to Hokitika…

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Ngāi Tahu internship provides unique opportunities

Sean Bragg is over half way through his two-year internship with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and has already contributed to many important kaupapa across the iwi. He relishes the opportunities and recognises the unique position he is in. Sean grew up in Bluff and acknowledges he will always keep that connection strong. “I was…

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Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou welcomes new mātaitai

The Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy, has approved the Ōtākou Mātaitai Reserve, which covers an area east of Pulling Point to Harwood Point, and to the mouth of the Otago Harbour. Donna Matahaere, Chairperson, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, says the rūnanga is thrilled with the decision. “We have been working to establish this…

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Hui-ā-Tau 2016

Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata, in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, invite you to attend Hui-ā-Tau 2016, which will be held at Koukourārata Marae, on Saturday, 19 November starting at 9.30am. This is a great chance to catch up with whānau and to hear first-hand from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu about the achievements…

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Kyle Davis working at Little John, in the Yukon/Alaska Borderlands.

Kyle Davis exploring the Yukon

Kyle Davis, Environmental Advisor, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, has spent the last six weeks away from his desk getting work experience in the Yukon Territory. Kyle (Ngāi Tahu) was part of a team of eight archaeologists working at an excavation site in the Yukon/Alaska Borderlands attempting to find White River First Nation artefacts. “Our…

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PRAG 2016 Refresh – Live Stream

The Papatipu Rūnanga Aspirations Group (PRAG) 2016 Refresh Part II is taking place this weekend, Sunday 18th September 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…

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2016 Youth Ambassadors. Materia is in the back row second from the left. Photo courtesy of: http://www.sharedhistories.com/

Materia Hutana selected to represent New Zealand

Materia Hutana has been given a once-in-a-life time opportunity to represent New Zealand as a youth ambassador at the 100-year commemoration of the Battle of Somme in France. Materia (Kai Tahu, Kahungunu, Nga Puhi) says she is honoured and nervous at the opportunity. “When I found out, I was trying not to show any emotion,…

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From left, Earth & Sky owners  Hide Ozawa and Graeme Murray with Ngāi Tahu Tourism Chief Executive Quinton Hall on top of Mt John. Tekapo.

Stars align for Ngāi Tahu Tourism and Earth & Sky

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has today announced that it will enter into a joint venture with Earth & Sky, the Tekapo-based stargazing and observatory tours operator. Ngāi Tahu Tourism Chief Executive Quinton Hall says the partnership will further enhance both businesses. “This joint venture is a great fit for Ngāi Tahu Tourism and aligns with our…

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Catching up with southern whānau.

Road Trip

The South Island Whanau Ora commissioning agency, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is not sitting in its Christchurch office waiting for action, it’s taking to the highways on a regular basis engaging with people and spreading the word about the innovative nature of Whanau Ora and what is being achieved with public funding. In August,…

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Events

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Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Tau 2016

Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata, in conjunction with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, invite you to attend Hui-ā-Tau 2016, which will be held at Koukourārata Marae, on Saturday, 19 November starting at 10am. This is a great chance to catch up with whānau and to hear first-hand from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu about the achievements…

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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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