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Shotover Jet turns 50

As Shotover Jet, one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourism businesses, approaches fifty years in business, celebrations are already underway with the company giving free rides to every primary school child in the Whakatipu Basin. Queenstown-based Shotover Jet marketing manager Nigel Kerr says giving the 1500 local primary school children a jet boat ride is…

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New man in town

When you can live for 300 years, there may not seem to be any real panic about breeding. Nonetheless, the team at Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Rainbow Springs in Rotorua are keeping a close eye on their tuatara programme.

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Artist wins innovation award

It’s been a busy year for artist Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngāi Tahu, Samoan), and being awarded the Contemporary Pacific Artist award for Innovation by Creative New Zealand is another welcome accolade. Established in 1996, the annual awards acknowledge the richness, diversity and excellence of Pacific art in New Zealand and Lonnie is one of six artists…

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An adventurous career in tourism

As Ngāi Tahu Tourism heads into the busy summer season they’re on the look-out for amazing people to join their summer staff. “We operate some of the most iconic experiences in Aotearoa including the Dart River Jet, Hollyford Track, Guided Walks NZ, Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Glacier Hot Pools, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome, Shotover Jet and…

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More Māori needed in Agriculture

If you thought getting into farming was difficult, think again. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led partnership between Ngāi Tahu, Te Tapuae o Rehua, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University that seeks to grow Māori leadership in agriculture. It is open to all Māori and applications are now open for certificate and diploma courses (from Level…

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19th October 2015
Posted under: Pānui

More Māori needed in Agriculture

If you thought getting into farming was difficult, think again. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led partnership between Ngāi Tahu, Te Tapuae o Rehua, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University that seeks to grow Māori leadership in agriculture. It is open to all Māori and applications are now open for certificate and diploma courses (from Level…

Top line-up for Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi Showcase

Some of the country’s best known contemporary Māori performers will top the bill at the family-friendly Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi Showcase on Saturday 21 November. He Waka Kōtuia, Maisey Rika, Ria Hall, Troy Kingi, Rob Ruha, the Modern Māori Quartet and Beau Monga & Crew will all take to the stage for the evening showcase, which…

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16th October 2015
Posted under: Pānui

Top line-up for Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi Showcase

Some of the country’s best known contemporary Māori performers will top the bill at the family-friendly Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi Showcase on Saturday 21 November. He Waka Kōtuia, Maisey Rika, Ria Hall, Troy Kingi, Rob Ruha, the Modern Māori Quartet and Beau Monga & Crew will all take to the stage for the evening showcase, which…

Lore versus law

When Ngāpuhi leader Raneira (Sonny) Tau was caught with five dead kererū at Invercargill Airport, it set off a nationwide media storm which highlighted the rift between indigenous rights and conservationists. But what did they think at Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka? After all the alleged crime took place in their takiwā. Kaituhi Mark Revington reports. For…

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5th October 2015
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Intergenerational approach continues to deliver results for iwi

A long-term approach to investment continues to pay off for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu posting a year-end net profit of $109.36m (post distribution activities) for the 2015 financial year. “Strong financial results provide the platform we need to create and deliver life enhancing initiatives that will enable our people to reach their full potential…