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$2.6 billion boost to the economy

A report recently released in Parliament by Hon Willie Jackson, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, BERL and Tokona Te Raki shows that if current inequalities in education, employment and income for Māori are alleviated there would be a $2.6 billion per year boost to the economy. The report looks at current inequalities in education, employment…

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Launch of Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour

An aspirational plan to restore the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour has been launched. Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour is the result of a commitment made by Environment Canterbury, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch City Council, and the Lyttelton Port Company under the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan 2015 to…

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Isobel lands inaugural Te Rokohira Scholarship

  Isobel Prasad (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huikai) is the inaugural recipient of the Te Rokohira Scholarship, a new and exciting scholarship launched late last year for Ngāi Tahu whānui who have a passion for broadcast journalism. Isobel, who is 18 years old and former Head Girl at Burnside High School, has received a full scholarship…

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Mark Tume appointed chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has announced the appointment of Mark Tume (Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) as chair of the board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited. The chair appointment is for a three year term and is effective from August 1, 2018. We are thrilled to have someone of…

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Rāpaki open new wharekai

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) are pleased to open their new wharekai (dining room and kitchen). The wharekai was opened by whānau and community members on 6 February 2018. Rāpaki is a historical kainga for Ngāi Tahu settled 400 years ago by Te Raki Whakaputa who came ashore, laid his waist-mat (Rāpaki) down on…

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Relativity Mechanism

Kei ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki, naia te mihi manahau ki a koutou katoa, me ngā mihi o Houanga, o te tau hou, ki a koutou katoa! I am honoured to be able to announce the achievement of a significant milestone in our Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement negotiations with the Crown. Late last year Te…

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Ngāi Tahu women recognised in New Year Honours

Ao kau ana te pupuhi o haumihi, o haumiha, ki ngā uri o Tahu, i eke ki ngā ikeikenga o ngā whakamānawa ā te Kuini. Aoraki Matatū! Four Ngāi Tahu women have been recognised for their outstanding service to Māori and the community in the Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours. Suzanne Ellison (Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki)…

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Ngāi Tahu sporting success

Talented and dedicated rangatahi Paris Lokotui (Ngāi Tahu, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri, Tonga) has just completed a remarkable year representing New Zealand in three sports. The triple international has this year competed in the New Zealand under 16 water polo, New Zealand under 17 basketball and Aotearoa Māori netball teams. Paris has kept…

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He Rau Mahara – Honouring our tīpuna who served in the Great War

The blessing and unveiling of He Rau Mahara, a Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu publication paying tribute to the Ngāi Tahu soldiers of WW1, was a chance for those descendants of veterans interviewed to celebrate their Papa, Pōua or great uncle and reflect on the trials they faced in the Great War. He Rau Mahara,…

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