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Chief Executive Officer, Arihia Bennet.
At Hui-ā-Iwi in November last year, kaumātua were treated to a delightful High Tea event hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Among the waiters was the kaiwhakahaere who donned an apron and displayed skills in tea pouring that could have landed him a job at The Ritz.

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He Kōrerorero
An owl in the apple tree

I have been fascinated by owls since childhood.
As someone who couldn’t see normally (I was legally blind for a long time), I loved the idea of a silent night-see-er that also knew its way round by sound… and, was silent in flying…

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Te Ao o Te Māori
Tā Mark Solomon

Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon was officially knighted in a ceremony on Friday 24 May by the Governor General in Wellington. The next day Ngāti Kurī and the wider Ngāi Tahu Whānui honoured Tā Mark Solomon’s achievements with a “small gathering” at Takahanga Marae in Kaikōura for 500 friends and guests.

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Parekura Horomia

9 November 1950 – 29 April 2013
Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu.

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Kā Ara Tūpuna
Te Manahura

Te Manahuna (the Mackenzie Basin) was well-known tribally for its abundance of weka and tuna, which were principally gathered from May to August to take advantage of the high level of fat content which greatly assisted the preservation process

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Manawa Kāi Tahu
He Kōrero Mō Tūāhuriri

Ko te take tuatahi kia whakawhiti mai kā tupuna o Kāi Tahu i Te Ika-a-Maui ki Te Waipounamu nei ko tērā kākari i kōrerohia, arā ko Te Pūharakeke Tapu. Ko tērā hoki te kōrero e mau tou ana i a Kāti Kurī. Ko tētahi kōrero anō te kōrero mō Tuahuriri. Ko ia te hākoro o kā tino tīpuna i nōhia katoatia te rohe o Waitaha, arā ko Tūrakautahi, ko Moki, ko Tānetiki, me ētahi atu.

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Kai
An excuse to Share

Hāngī are about celebration, tikanga and whanaungatanga. In these modern times, how you make a hāngī can range from the traditional underground oven to using old steel drums heated with gas. There are even hāngī made in recycled beer kegs. But whatever new methods are used, the true taste of hāngī comes from the earth.

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Transitional artworks enliven Cathedral Square

Christchurch’s earthquake-battered Cathedral Square is alive with colour thanks to the vibrant artworks of two of New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. Chris Heaphy (Ngāi Tahu) and Sara Hughes were invited to create artworks that would enliven the space for members of the public, who have been shut out of the Square for over two years….

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