2012

18th
September
2012

Freshwater Update

Kia ora koutou, At Rāpaki at the weekend Te Rūnanga discussed the recent developments in freshwater. Te Rūnanga supported the continued direct engagement with the Crown via the Iwi Leaders Group and the Land and Water Forum. Key issues for Ngai Tahu continue to be: Water quality Sustainable use Sensible regime for allocation Retention/restoration of…


7th
September
2012

Ngāi Tahu supports Commissioner governance of ECan

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon says the iwi supports the Government’s decision that Commissioners continue their governance of Environment Canterbury. His statement follows an announcement this morning by the Minister of Local Government, David Carter, and Minister for the Environment, Amy Adams. “ECan has a significant role in issues of importance to…


22nd
August
2012

New Ngāi Tahu CEO appointed

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has appointed Arihia Bennett MNZM (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou) to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon warmly welcomes Arihia to the position. “Arihia brings to the role an intimate understanding of our rūnanga, hapū and organisational structures, not to mention a wealth…


7th
August
2012

NTHC appoints new directors to subsidiaries

Trevor Burt, chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation, has announced two new appointments to the Ngāi Tahu Seafood board. They are Greg Summerton who commenced in June and Maria Pera who will join the board in December. Both whakapapa to Ngāi Tahu and have maintained long-term involvement in the seafood industry. Mr Burt says these…


20th
July
2012

The Ngāi Tahu position on the water debate

20 July 2012 In a climate where all Iwi/Māori are working to protect their interests with water, Ngāi Tahu welcomes the undertaking of the government not to legislate over those rights and interests. So called divisions between various stakeholders are often more a matter of perception than of reality. Ngāi Tahu believes its position on…


20th
July
2012

Record fine for illegal discharge into Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

A company found responsible for the illegal discharge of dairy effluent to land on a Springston property in October 2010 has been fined a record $90,000. This penalty is on top of the $20,000 fine and 260 hours’ community service the farm manager received for the same offences late last year. White Gold Ltd held…


10th
July
2012

Government Investment in Māori Trade Training in Christchurch is welcomed

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and Hawkins Construction welcome the Government’s further $1million investment in Māori Trade Training in Christchurch. In June last year, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, CPIT and industry partners launched He Toki ki te Rika (Māori Trades Training) in response to the projected demand for…


2nd
July
2012

Ngāi Tahu Appointment of Directors

Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, announced today that Trevor Burt and Catherine Drayton had been re-appointed as Directors on Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited (NTHC), with Mr Burt re-appointed as Chair. Both appointments are for another three years and commence 1 August 2012. Mr Solomon said stable and dependable decision making…


28th
June
2012

Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu invite you to apply for 2012 Youth Leadership for Sustainability Awards

Have you done something in your community, marae, school or household that will help create a better tomorrow? Shout out about what you have done to promote a more sustainable future by working to nurture the environment or raise awareness about social issues so people can live safer, healthier, happier and more sustainable lives. Here…


13th
June
2012

Olympic athletes to wear precious taonga

Ngāi Tahu leaders have highlighted the significance of a gifting ceremony to be held at Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae at Bruce Bay on the West Coast today. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Mark Solomon, says it will be the first time that the truly beautiful tahutahi/snowflake pounamu has been legally used and…