2012

14th
December
2012

Canterbury Māori trades training programme receives a $1m boost from government

Representatives from He Toki ki te Rika, the Christchurch based Māori trades training programme, are in Wellington today signing and receiving the $1m funding agreement that government announced earlier in the year. He Toki is led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in partnership with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and Hawkins Construction. This…


10th
December
2012

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation appoints Chief Executive

After an extensive external recruitment process, Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation (NTHC) has turned homeward in order to fill its most senior executive position. The Chair of NTHC, Trevor Burt, announced today that Mike Sang had agreed to take up the role of Chief Executive. “Mike recently completed an 18 month contract as CEO of Te…


23rd
November
2012

Inaugural festival for Ngāi Tahu likely to attract large crowds

Kapa haka, concerts, art, a market and sports events are all features of the inaugural Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi, being held this weekend at the Lincoln Events Centre, Lincoln. Close to one thousand people are expected to attend the event. Hui-ā-Iwi is being hosted by local Ngāi Tahu hapū Ngāti Moki and Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki (Te…


23rd
November
2012

Relativity decision from – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has made the decision to uplift the approximately $68.5 million of redress which the Crown has acknowledged it owes to Ngāi Tahu under the Relativity Mechanism in the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement. The relativity mechanism ensures that the value of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement maintains its relative value against…


3rd
November
2012

Relativity update – from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has received its annual government statement on relativity. This year’s statement initiates a process whereby Ngāi Tahu can uplift a component of its original Settlement, which was deferred in 1998 due to the Crown’s fiscal envelope policy. Ngāi Tahu was one of the first Iwi to enter settlement negotiations with…


18th
October
2012

Kōhatu pounamu returns home to Whakatipu Kōtuku/Hollyford

A rōpu (group) of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio whānau made a symbolic hīkoi (journey) recently to a significant part of their rohe, Whakatipu Kōtuku Martins Bay. Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio Deputy Chairperson Kara Edwards says the kaupapa or purpose of the hīkoi was to present a kōhatu pounamu to the Hollyford Track team as a…


27th
September
2012

Te Rūnanga Group releases accounts

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has substantially increased its direct distributions to its marae-based communities following another year of record commercial results and ongoing improvement in administration and governance. “Ngāi Tahu entities have released results that show extraordinary resilience and determination in difficult times,” says Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon. The NTHC…


27th
September
2012

Ngāi Tahu youth on a hīkoi in Southland

Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (youth) from all over New Zealand will descend on Southland this weekend to take part in the first ‘Manawa Hou’, a four day hīkoi (journey) around local marae and culturally significant sites. The hīkoi is specially designed to introduce rangatahi to their history as well as provide an insight into their Ngāi…


21st
September
2012

He Toki students celebrate success

During August over 60 He Toki ki te Rika (Māori Trade Training) students received their certificates at a celebration ceremony. Guest speaker Nancy McConnell, from the McConnell Group parent company of industry partners Hawkins. Nancy with best overall He Toki student Te Auhia Solomon and He Toki carpentry 3 students on stage singing the He…


18th
September
2012

Statement from Mark Solomon re: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori immersion schools in Ōtautahi

Below is a statement from Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Charter Schools Assertions about Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu supporting a charter school are incorrect. There is not enough information about charter schools at present, and as such there are no plans in the pipeline from our perspective. Kura closures Te Rūnanga…