2014

16th
December
2014

Whenua Kura announces new Māori Farming Diploma

Ngāi Tahu-led agricultural initiative Whenua Kura has announced the introduction of Lincoln University’s signature Diploma in Agriculture, to the Whenua Kura suite of programmes. Starting in March, 2015, the Level 5 qualification is a one-year programme offering an introduction to agriculture, and the associated skills necessary for a successful farming career. Areas of focus include:…


5th
December
2014

Sponsorship boost for Aoraki Bound

The opportunity for young Māori to develop leadership skills and personal and cultural growth on the Aoraki Bound programme has received a boost thanks to a renewed partnership between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the Bank of New Zealand and Genesis Energy. BNZ and Genesis Energy confirmed their support for Aoraki Bound at a signing…


22nd
November
2014

Hui-ā-Tau 2014

Ngāi Tahu whānui have been challenged to think out to 2050 at today’s Hui-ā-Tau. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon, says that post-Settlement the iwi had prepared a robust vision to take it to 2025 but that was now only ten years away and the time had come to start thinking beyond…


21st
November
2014

Arahura Whare Tipuna Opens

Arahura Whare Tipuna opened today with a dawn blessing, followed by a pōwhiri mid-morning. “It has been a great occasion to celebrate our whare tipuna opening with our manuhiri,” says Francois Tumahai, chair of Ngāti Waewae. “We are also celebrating with hundreds of our whānau who have returned to the Coast for both the opening…


10th
November
2014

New Blood Centre provides lifeblood for Christchurch

The Minister of Health’s opening of the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) Christchurch Blood Centre at 15 Lester Lane is a significant milestone for the Blood Service, with the centre set to become the lifeblood of the South Island as its new southern headquarters. Opened on Monday 10 November by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister…


30th
October
2014

Te Matatini 2015 – Preparations in full swing

Preparations for Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 4-8 March 2015 at North Hagley Park are in full-swing. The Waitaha Cultural Council is hosting this pre-eminent event, supported by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Christchurch City Council. Te Matatini is producing and organising the festival. Waitaha Cultural Council is thrilled to announce two major…


8th
October
2014

Tribal development is key for strengthening iwi

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has announced another strong year-end result, with an increase in net worth in excess of $1b enabling the iwi to lift its annual distribution to a new high. A record net profit of $145.87m for the year was also announced for the Te Rūnanga Group (post distribution activities) and a…


18th
August
2014

Iwi partners purchase Go Bus

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation (NTHC) and Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) have conditionally purchased Go Bus from Australian Private Equity firm Next Capital. NTHC is the majority investor with a two-thirds share and TGH has a one-third share. The purchase is due for completion September 30. Go Bus is one of New Zealand’s leading passenger transport…


5th
August
2014

Māori students ready for best-practice farming. A pōwhiri marked the commencement of studies for the first cohort of Whenua Kura students

Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri welcomed the students at the event attended by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce at Mahaanui Tuarua marae, Tuahiwi this afternoon. The 14 Māori students, ranging in age from 18-28 years old also received their full-fee scholarships at the event. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led initiative that…


26th
June
2014

Matariki planting: turning the red zone green

Singer Tiki Taane will be among the celebrity guests joining community volunteers to take the first steps in greening the red zone in Christchurch this Saturday – 28th June 2014. Four hundred native plants donated by the Department of Conservation, a school community garden and a grove of fruit trees will be planted out in…