1st
February
2012

Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Te Rau Aroha Marae, Monday 6 February

1 February Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution and the restoration of Waituna Lagoon will be highlights of this year’s Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. Awarua Rūnanga will host the festivities at Te Rau Aroha Marae, at Awarua (Bluff), on Monday 6 February. The location is significant as in 1840,…


26th
January
2012

Pounamu returned to Ngāi Tahu

26 January Today, the New Zealand Customs Service is marking International Customs Day by returning a 175 kilogram piece of pounamu (also known as jade) to Ngāi Tahu. Customs stopped it from being exported illegally in December 2010. Representatives from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the two West Coast kaitiaki (guardian) rūnanga, Ngāti Waewae…


21st
January
2012

Manatu Takes Pride of Place at Dart River

21 January 2012 A sacred mauri pounamu takes centre at Dart River Jet Safaris’ refurbished Glenorchy Visitor Centre. The large pounamu stone was blessed recently by Ngāi Tahu kaumātua at a special ceremony attended by local dignitaries and business supporters. A mauri pounamu embodies a living, spiritual energy that is shared with all those who…


16th
December
2011

Hawkins Construction And Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu Establish Partnership

Thursday 15 December An initiative announced today marks the creation of a partnership between Hawkins Construction (South Island) and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu that will foster employment opportunities for local Māori in the Canterbury region. Prompted by predictions of a labour shortage necessary for the Canterbury recovery, Hawkins and Te Rūnanga entered into discussion…


26th
November
2011

Ngāi Tahu holds AGM and Open Forum

26 November 2011 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon has thanked whānau and staff for their resilience and commitment to each other and the wider community in a difficult year for Te Waipounamu (the South Island). Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has held its Annual General Meeting and Open Forum at the tribe’s…


21st
November
2011

Boost for future Māori leaders

November 21, 2011 The opportunity for Māori leaders to gain invaluable skills, personal and cultural growth and leadership development at Aoraki Bound will continue to strengthen, thanks to the new partnership between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and BNZ. The partnership ensures Aoraki Bound continues to provide future Māori leaders with a unique experience, whilst…


7th
November
2011

Historic Ties Renewed

7 November 2011 He waka kōtuia kāhore e tukutukua ngā mimira. (A canoe that is interlaced will not become separated at the bow. In unity there is strength.) More than 160 years of history will be rejuvenated at the signing of a relationship agreement between Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-ā-Māui and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi…


1st
October
2011

Whai Rawa – Five Years of Saving Success

Whai Rawa, a savings scheme which aims to increase social and economic independence for Ngāi Tahu whānui is celebrating five years of growth and success. More than 16,000 Ngāi Tahu have joined the scheme and thanks to their whānau, more than half of enrolled tribal members under 16-years-old. Whai Rawa Chair Diana Crossan says efforts…


1st
October
2011

Diverse Portfolio a Winner in Difficult Times

Ngāi Tahu welcomes increase in Operating Net Surplus Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon has congratulated the tribe’s commercial entities for their outstanding results in difficult times. Despite the economic turmoil of global markets, and the short-term devaluation of property due to the recent Christchurch earthquakes, Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation has delivered an…


19th
September
2011

Election results: Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Kaiwhakahaere and Deputy Kaiwhakahaere

Mark Solomon was re-elected Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu at its ordinary monthly meeting held on Saturday, 17 September 2011. Lisa Tumahai was elected Deputy Kaiwhakahaere. Mark Solomon, the representative for Kaikōura Rūnanga, has held the position of Kaiwhakahaere for more than ten years. He says he is humbled to be elected unanimously…