Pānui Pāpāho / Media Releases

5th August 2022
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Ngāi Tahu Farming and Ngāi Tūāhuriri launch ground-breaking regenerative farming trial

A new whole-farm study aiming to validate the science of regenerative farming has been launched in North Canterbury. Partnering Ngāi Tahu Farming, Ngāi Tūāhuriri and the Government through the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund, the seven-year research programme will compare side-by-side dairy farms to assess the environmental impacts of their…

3rd August 2022
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Ngāi Tahu Representation Bill passes third reading in Parliament

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu welcomes the passing of new legislation tonight to reinstate Ngāi Tahu councillors to Environment Canterbury, ensuring future decision making will include the voice and votes of mana whenua. The Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill passed its third reading with 77 votes to 43. The Bill empowers mana whenua…

14th July 2022
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Ngāi Tahu Iwi-Māori Partnership Board Members Appointed

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is pleased to announce the appointment of the Te Tauraki – the Ngāi Tahu Iwi-Māori Partnership Board. The establishment of Iwi-Māori Partnership Boards is part of the health and disability reform’s commitment to recognising Te Tiriti o Waitangi and delivering better health outcomes for Māori. Lisa Tumahai, Te Rūnanga o…

6th July 2022
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The iconic red Shotover Jet goes green

Queenstown’s (Tāhuna) iconic red Shotover Jet is going green, with the unveiling of a world-first electric jet boat designed solely for tourism. The prototype is one part of an ambitious plan to steer Ngāi Tahu Tourism towards becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. Shotover Jet, set in a pristine river canyon in the deep South, is one…

6th July 2022
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Electric jetboats from Ngāi Tahu herald a zero-carbon future for tourism

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is heading bravely towards a zero-carbon future, pioneering the world’s first electric jetboat designed solely for tourism. The iwi has unveiled an ambitious 88-point action plan to tackle the causes and effects of climate change and a host of other environmental issues. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai…

14th June 2022
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Ngāi Tahu to exit Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu partnership

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu jointly announce that Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is formally exiting the partnership of nine iwi, so that it can exercise its kaitiaki responsibilities and rangatiratanga for Ngāi Tahu whānui. “This move in a new direction for Ngāi Tahu is something that Te Rūnanga…

27th May 2022
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Ngāi Tahu encourages public feedback on proposed Te Tai Poutini land classifications

Ngāi Tahu is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the proposed reclassification of more than 600,000 hectares of stewardship land on Te Tai Poutini (the West Coast). A Ngāi Tahu mana whenua panel has been working with a national panel to assess and make recommendations on the future use of the whenua since…

6th May 2022
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Beautiful Black Ferns Awa Manawa installation unveiled

The Black Ferns have been celebrated with the unveilling of a new installation at the All Blacks Experience with former and current Black Ferns in attendance on Wednesday. The unveiling of Awa Manawa coincides with the 2022 Year of Women’s Rugby in Aotearoa and clearly delighted the many wāhine rugby captains attending from Auckland schools….

29th April 2022
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Vaccinations at Kaikōura marae realise decades-long dream

As Kaikōura prepares for a tourist boom, a decades-long dream for Te Tai O Marokura and Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura to protect its whānau with the flu vaccine and other vaccinations is coming to fruition. For the first time, Kaikōura based health and social service provider Te Tai o Marokura and its partner Māori/Indigenous Health…

5th April 2022
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New kaumātua housing units realise long-held vision for rūnaka

5 April 2022 The opening of six new kaumātua (elder) units on Te Rau Aroha Marae at Awarua/Bluff, is the first step towards establishing on-site papakāika (intergenerational) housing and the realisation of a vision the local rūnaka has been working towards for more than 20 years. The Minister of Housing, Hon. Megan Woods, and Te…