19th
October
2015

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…


16th
October
2015

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…


5th
October
2015

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…


25th
August
2015

Iwi joins Akaroa wastewater appeal

Ōnuku Rūnanga, Wairewa Rūnanga, the Akaroa Taiāpure Management Committee and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu lodged a notice with the Environment Court On August 20, opposing an appeal lodged by Christchurch City Council relating to the discharge of wastewater into Akaroa Harbour for the next 25 years. In the interests of fulfilling their kaitiaki (environmental…


21st
August
2015

Deaths of takahē on Motutapu Island a tragic accident

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative on the Takahē Recovery Group, Sandra Cook, has labelled the deaths of four takahē on Motutapu Island a tragic accident. “Takahē are a taonga to Ngāi Tahu, and we have worked closely with the Department of Conservation in the management of takahē for many years now. This includes participation…


19th
August
2015

Board Appointments – Ngāi Tahu Seafood

Trevor Burt, chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation, has announced two new appointments to the Ngāi Tahu Seafood board. They are Craig Raniera Ellison (Ngāi Tahu – Ōtākou) and Dr Richard Janes. Trevor Burt says Mr Ellison and Dr Janes are experienced and reputable directors. “We are fortunate to be able to attract directors with…


6th
August
2015

Ngāi Tahu welcomes appointment of ECan commissioner

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has welcomed the appointment of Elizabeth Cunningham as Commissioner at Environment Canterbury (ECan). She has been appointed by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Local Government to replace Donald Couch who resigned as commissioner earlier this year. Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Tā Mark Solomon,…


17th
July
2015

Iwi welcomes Akaroa waste water decision

July 16, 2015 Te Rūnanga o Ōnuku, Wairewa Rūnanga, the Akaroa Taiapure Management Committee and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, welcome the formal decision to decline Christchurch City Council’s application to discharge treated wastewater into the coastal marine waters of Akaroa Harbour. The decision was made by independent hearings commissioners for Environment Canterbury and the…


3rd
June
2015

Board Appointment

Ngāi Tahu Tourism General Manager Commercial, Verity Webber (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe), has been appointed to the New Zealand Māori Tourism Board for a three-year term. Ngāi Tahu Tourism Chief Executive, Quinton Hall is delighted by the appointment and says Verity will bring strong commercial acumen to the board, as well as a sound knowledge…


19th
March
2015

Special legislation for racecourse development welcomed

The partnership seeking to develop land at Riccarton Park Racecourse welcomes government efforts to reduce red tape. In an announcement this morning, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said the government will introduce special legislation which will pave the way for the Joint Venture between the Trustees that govern Riccarton Park Racecourse and Ngāi…