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Ahuwhenua Trophy makes history

Congratulations to the Proprietors of Rakaia Incorporation, who have been named winners of the dairy section of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for 2016. This is the first time in the award’s 83 year history that a South Island dairy farm has this award. The winning Proprietors of Rakaia Incorporation…

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He Toki students leave their mark on the rebuild

A group of He Toki civil skills students used the Ngā Whāriki Manaaki (Woven Mats of Welcome) series to leave a lasting impression on the city. The 13 whāriki (weaving patterns) that form Ngā Whāriki Manaaki are a core element of the Te Papa Ōtākaro/Avon River Precinct redevelopment. The whāriki welcome visitors to our city….

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Ngā Kōhatu Mauri named

The new Environment Canterbury Regional Council (ECan) headquarters in Christchurch opened yesterday with the naming of eight Ngā Kōhatu Mauri (mauri stones). Ten Papatipu Rūnanga worked with the council and gifted the mauri stones, which will be placed within the landscaped area at the front of the building. There are eight in total – one…

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Prime Minister meets 1,500th kiwi chick

Mighty Dash, the 1,500th kiwi chick to hatch at Rainbow Springs’ Kiwi Encounter, is poised to be released back to his natural habitat. On Friday, in the presence of the Prime Minister John Key, the chick was handed over to the Department of Conservation (DOC) to make the move to a kiwi crèche in nearby…

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Ngāi Tahu Holdings wins Māori Business Award

Ngāi Tahu Holdings (NTH) has taken out the award for Outstanding Business Leadership (Organisation) at the Aotearoa NZ Māori Business Leaders Awards 2016. The awards recognise and celebrate excellence and success in business, and people and entities are honoured for their contributions to the advancement of Māori enterprise here and around the world. A number…

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Ngāi Tahu Farming – enhancing biodiversity

Lincoln University senior tutor in ecology, Mike Bowie believes Ngāi Tahu Farming could lead the way in on-farm restoration planting, encouraging species that can provide important ecosystem services to help the farming process. “It’s all about farming sustainably and we think Ngāi Tahu Farming can show the wider community that planting reserve areas around the…

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Reaching the top

Just eleven months after the Christchurch Central Police Station was imploded, the new King Edward Barracks development is rising from the rubble. During the last week of April, Hawkins Construction reached a significant milestone by completing the top floor of the new building that sits on the old Police site at 48 Hereford Street. They…

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League star goes international

Danny Levi was on a bus travelling to a game against the Sydney Roosters when he found out he was named in the Kiwis squad for the 2016 ANZAC day test against Australia. “It’s a huge accomplishment to be named in the squad. Playing for the Kiwis is something you always dream about and to…

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Ngāi Tahu waka ama paddlers take on the world

A waka ama team with proud Ngāi Tahu connections is set to compete in the IVF Va’a World Club Sprint Championships in Australia in May 2016. The team, Aoraki Matatū, from the Te Waka Pounamu club based in Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour, will be competing in the Masters V6 500m & 1000m competitions, and they…

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Manawa Kāi Tahu

Today success for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has an ever increasing number and range of measures. There are multiple bottom lines these days that span culture, environment, social and economic outcomes for whānau, hapū and iwi. Ngāi Tahu values such as tikanga, kaitiakitanga, rangatiratanga and whanaungatanga, make up the framework for how we should…

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