2010

24th
November
2010

New Cultural Tourism Centre Showcase For Ancient Art Form

24 November Te Ana Ngāi Tahu Rock Art Centre, an interactive tourism attraction housing the largest and most significant collection of Māori rock art in the world, will be officially opened at a special ceremony to be held in Timaru on Friday 10 December. The event to be attended by some 200 invited guests including…


18th
November
2010

Hui-ā-Tau

18 November 2010 The Ngāi Tahu annual celebration, Hui-ā -Tau, commences this Friday afternoon with a Powhiri at 4pm at Karitane, on the coast just North of Dunedin. Hui-ā-Tau 2010 is being hosted by Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki. This beautiful location is rich in history. Kāti Hawea tūpuna lived in a pā, Te Pā…


29th
October
2010

Properties Likely to Create Interest

29 October 2010 Ngāi Tahu Property (NTP) will begin to market 18,250 hectares of rural land leased to forestry companies located in the lowland Canterbury foothills this month, in one of the first major commercial actions to be taken under the new Te Rūnanga Group Investment Policy. Interest in the investment properties is expected to…


23rd
October
2010

Ngāi Tahu congratulates Ngāti Kuia

Friday 22 October 2010 Tomorrow Ngāti Kuia reaches a significant milestone with the Signing Ceremony for Te Whakatau, the Ngāti Kuia Deed of Settlement. This Signing Ceremony bears testament to the many long years of dedication, sacrifice and determination displayed by the leadership of Ngāti Kuia and indeed, by their tūpuna, who have long carried…


22nd
October
2010

Ngāi Tahu welcomes return of snowflake pounamu

Friday 22 October, 2010 Ngāi Tahu are very pleased with a decision by Judge GS MacAskill, that will see a significant quantity of snowflake pounamu returned to the iwi. This outcome reaffirms Ngāi Tahu’s ownership of this taonga and returns it to its rightful owner, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere for Te…


20th
October
2010

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu announces record result

20 October 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation (NTHC) have announced a full-year net operating surplus of $35.5m for the commercial activities of the iwi, an increase of $16.9m on the previous year. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon congratulated Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation and…


28th
August
2010

Governor-General opens new Christchurch Civic Building

28 August 2010 The new Christchurch Civic Building – home for the Christchurch City Council and named Te Hononga – was opened today (Saturday 28 August) by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand. More than 150 guests attended the event to share in the celebration of the 50/50 joint venture redevelopment…


11th
August
2010

Blessing of Te Hononga, the new Christchurch Civic Building

11 August The new Christchurch Civil Building was blessed and named Te Hononga today, with the ceremony led by Reverend Maurice Manawaroa Gray. Ngāi Tahu kaumātua Ruahine Crofts chose the name shortly before her passing. The building was named Te Hononga to reflect the unique partnership between Ngāi Tahu and the Christchurch City Council. Over…


10th
August
2010

Groundbreaking survey provides benchmark for iwi

10 August 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will release the results of groundbreaking research today, in a bid to set a benchmark for the iwi in growing the financial literacy and ultimately financial independence of Ngāi Tahu Whānui. The launch of the ANZ Ngāi Tahu Financial Knowledge Survey results will be attended by the…


6th
August
2010

2010 Youth Leadership for Sustainability Awards

6 August Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu are celebrating the contribution of young people to environmental sustainability this month. The 2010 Youth Leadership for Sustainability Awards are a joint initiative between Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu recognising awareness of environmental and social issues among Canterbury’s youth. The awards ceremony is being held on Wednesday, August…