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Kāi Tahu art graduates feature at Dunedin School of Art exhibition. In a first for the Dunedin School of Art, it is showcasing 40 years of work from its Kāi Tahu graduates. The Kā Honoka exhibition features the work of artists like Rachael Rakena, who recently exhibited at the Venice Biennale, and Ross Hemera, Professor…

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Waewae Pounamu launches

The Te Waipounamu Māori Heritage Centre in Hokitika has re-branded and has been re-named Waewae Pounamu. General Manager of the centre, Francois Tumahai (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Waewae), says the renaming is part of a comprehensive rebranding that has been almost a year in the making. “It’s all about promoting the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu Authentication…

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He Toki apprentices part of Rangers Park celebration

Two apprentices who graduated through the He Toki ki te Rika programme were part of the Hawkins Construction team recognised for their work on the Rangers Park development at last week’s ribbon cutting celebration. Rt Hon Prime Minister John Key, unveiled the first ten houses in the Rangers Park development – a housing village, built…

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Mana whenua approve pilot dairy farms

An accord between mana whenua and Ngāi Tahu Farming has been hailed as a template for the tribe’s future projects. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has approved three pilot dairy farms at Eyrewell, 40 kilometres northwest of Christchurch after a mana whenua working party was satisfied the pilot farms recognized and provided for Ngāi Tahu…

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Te Mana o te Whānau Research Launch

The Honourable Tariana Turia, Minister for Whānau Ora visited Tuahiwi Marae on 23 August to launch the results of the Te Mana o te Whānau research project initiated by Te Waipounamu Māori Women’s Welfare League in 2009. A successful collaboration between whānau, Te Rōpū Wāhine Māori Toko i Te Ora o Te Waipounamu (the League),…

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It must be love

Love conquered all, according to new research from Kāi Tahu historian, Dr Angela Wanhalla, a senior lecturer at the University of Otago.

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Te Mata Wānanga

Check out my latest video of my trip to Palmerston North to be part of Te Mata Wānanga. Te Mata Wānanga is a national kapa haka competition between the different Te Wānanga o Aoetearoa.

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Murihiku Rangatahi Tumeke Camp

Rangatahi Tumeke held their second outdoor camp in Te Ākau Tai Toka (the Catlins). Ten Ngāi Tahu rangatahi, aged 10–16 , attended and many of their whānau came to tautoko and manaaki us with different activities.

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Te Atakura

Time to dust-off the poi and warm up the voice because Te Atakura is just around the corner. Te Atakura is the non-competitive Ngāi Tahu whānau kapa haka event. It’s a great time to catch up with whānau and friends, kōrero with our aunties, uncles, taua, pōua and moko, gossip with our mates, watch some…

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