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Matt Scobie

Matt Scobie is a PhD candidate who begins study at the University of Sheffield this month. His research will explore ways to hold business and government accountable for their wider social and environmental impacts with a focus on engagement around the operations of extractive industries in areas of importance to indigenous groups. He completed a Master of Commerce at the University of Canterbury.

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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…

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Exploring Ngāi Tahu birthing traditions

University of Canterbury PhD student, Kelly Tikao will present a wānanga on her journey to date looking at traditional Māori birthing practices at Hui-ā-Iwi in Dunedin in November. Kelly (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha) was this year’s recipient of both the Health Research Council PhD Māori Scholarship and the Ngāi Tahu Research Centre UC Māori…

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Studying journalism abroad

Tahu Stanley is one of four University of Canterbury honours students who have been selected to study journalism in Finland or Denmark next year as part of the Inclusive Journalism Initiative. The initiative is a joint-venture between four key national and international education institutions that offer studies in journalism – University of Canterbury, Auckland University…

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu road show – Brisbane

Kia ora e te whānau, Check out the video and some photos from our Ngāi Tahu Road Show in Brisbane, Sunday 27 September. It was a great opportunity to engage, meet and share stories with our whānau living in Australia.

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Staying at Nohoanga

Nohoanga provides all Ngāi Tahu with an opportunity to experience the landscape as their tīpuna did, and to rekindle the traditional practices of gathering food and other natural resources. The term ‘nohoanga’ (literally meaning a place to sit) traditionally refers to the seasonal occupation sites which were an integral part of the mobile lifestyle of…

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Settlement Photo Gallery

This week we celebrate the 17th anniversary of the enactment of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement Bill. This occurred on 1 October 1998, the day the Bill was signed by the Governor General to become an Act of the New Zealand Parliament (Date of assent). This gallery of photographs shows the various stages of the settlement…

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When Mātauranga Māori and science meet

As councils and crown research institutes aim to fulfil their Treaty of Waitangi obligations to engage with iwi in decision-making processes, many are looking to refine how they engage with Māori. Environment Canterbury Resource Management Officer, Katherine Hill has spent the last six years investigating Mātauranga Māori in science, to develop effective strategies that will…

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Boost for mahinga kai species

Whitebait and river birds will benefit from a new partnership between the Community Conservation Partnership Fund and Ngāi Tahu, which aims to restore their natural habitats after the upheaval of the Christchurch earthquakes. The Hon Nicky Wagner, Associate Minister of Conservation officially announced support for whitebait and Canterbury’s colony-nesting river birds at a function at…

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Ngāi Tahu offers technology scholarship

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is offering a full scholarship to support two iwi members into the information and communication technology industry through the new Te Uru Rangi Scholarship. Launched by Māori Development Minister, the Honourable Te Ururoa Flavell on August 26, Te Uru Rangi is a collaborative partnership between Wellington-based Enspiral Dev Academy, Te…

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