26th
June
2014

Matariki planting: turning the red zone green

Singer Tiki Taane will be among the celebrity guests joining community volunteers to take the first steps in greening the red zone in Christchurch this Saturday – 28th June 2014. Four hundred native plants donated by the Department of Conservation, a school community garden and a grove of fruit trees will be planted out in…


10th
June
2014

Te Matatini 2015 – Teams await Kapa Haka Draw

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM TE MATATINI KAPA HAKA AOTEAROA The much-anticipated draw for next year’s team performances at the National Kapa Haka Festival will take place at Rehua Marae in Christchurch on Wednesday 11 June at 7.30pm. The draw determines the order of performances for the 45 teams that will compete for the title of best performing…


9th
April
2014

New chief executive for Ngāi Tahu Tourism

The chair of Ngāi Tahu Tourism, Ross Keenan, announced today the appointment of Quinton Hall as incoming chief executive. “We are delighted to have secured Quinton for this pivotal role. He brings with him extensive operational experience from the tourism sector and the wider business community, including project management, human resources, asset management, property and…


13th
March
2014

Iwi working together for benefit of all Te Waipounamu families

Better support and opportunities for all Te Waipounamu (South Island) families is the goal of the region’s new Whānau Ora commissioning agency, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. The appointment of the new Te Waipounamu commissioning agency was announced yesterday by the Minister for Whānau Ora, Tariana Turia. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has been established…


7th
March
2014

Forest acquisition – West Coast

Ngāi Tahu Property through its wholly owned subsidiary Ngāi Tahu Forest Estates is pleased to announce the purchase of exotic forest cutting rights located on the West Coast. The cutting rights consist of 22,800 hectares of forests located on 49,300 hectares of land currently owned and managed by Ngāi Tahu Forest Estates over the last…


27th
February
2014

Waikato Milking Systems sold

Majority shareholder UPC Capital and Managing Director John Anderson have unconditionally sold Waikato Milking Systems NZ Ltd to Tainui Group Holdings, Ngāi Tahu Capital and Pioneer Capital with settlement on 31 March 2014. UPC Capital in conjunction with management financed a management buyout of the company in 2001 and since that time the company has…


4th
February
2014

Waitangi Day – the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Ōtākou Marae

This year Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou is hosting the annual ‘Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Ōtākou Marae. The Chair for Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Donna Matahaere-Atariki, says it is a pleasure to welcome the community for the official Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemorations. “It’s a great privilege to welcome dignitaries, whānau and the wider community…


30th
January
2014

Ngāi Tahu welcomes Māori agricultural training government funding

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon today welcomes news the government has allocated funding toward growing a strong Māori agricultural workforce. The funding will provide a significant boost to Whenua Kura, a collaborative partnership seeking to grow Māori leadership in the agricultural sector. Whenua Kura looks forward to finalising negotiations with the…


30th
January
2014

Māori trades training in Christchurch receives a boost

Tā Mark Solomon, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere and patron of He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trade training), welcomes the government’s continued support of Māori trade training. One of the initiatives receiving further support is He Toki ki te Rika, the Māori trade training programme based in Christchurch. He Toki is an iwi-led…


20th
January
2014

Ngāi Tahu youth explore the Ōtākou Peninsula

A group of Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (youth) will spend the next three days traveling around the Ōtākou Peninsula learning more about their tribal identity. The hīkoi is part of Manawa Hou, a youth initiative designed by the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to pass on knowledge of traditions, history and stories to Ngāi…