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$2.6 billion boost to the economy

A report recently released in Parliament by Hon Willie Jackson, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, BERL and Tokona Te Raki shows that if current inequalities in education, employment and income for Māori are alleviated there would be a $2.6 billion per year boost to the economy. The report looks at current inequalities in education, employment…

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Mark Tume appointed chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has announced the appointment of Mark Tume (Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) as chair of the board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited. The chair appointment is for a three year term and is effective from August 1, 2018. We are thrilled to have someone of…

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Relativity Mechanism

Kei ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki, naia te mihi manahau ki a koutou katoa, me ngā mihi o Houanga, o te tau hou, ki a koutou katoa! I am honoured to be able to announce the achievement of a significant milestone in our Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement negotiations with the Crown. Late last year Te…

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Ngāi Tahu women recognised in New Year Honours

Ao kau ana te pupuhi o haumihi, o haumiha, ki ngā uri o Tahu, i eke ki ngā ikeikenga o ngā whakamānawa ā te Kuini. Aoraki Matatū! Four Ngāi Tahu women have been recognised for their outstanding service to Māori and the community in the Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours. Suzanne Ellison (Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki)…

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Lisa Tumahai appointed Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

It is with great pleasure that we announce Lisa Tumahai, representative for Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga, was appointed as Kaiwhakahaere (chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu following an election today. The election took place at the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Board meeting at Tuahiwi Marae. Matapura Ellison, representative for Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki,…

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Recognising Hon Te Ururoa Flavell

In early October Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu held a celebratory event to acknowledge the incredible role Hon Te Ururoa Flavell played as a Member of Parliament, Minister and leader of the Māori Party. Helen Leahy, Chief Executive, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu says the event was an opportunity…

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Ngāi Tahu Claim Settlement Act, 29 September 1998

The Ngāi Tahu Claim Republication from Te Karaka Raumati / Summer 1998, page 20 By Tā Tipene O’Regan The passage of the Ngai Tahu Claim Settlement into law on 29 September 1998, was an historic and significant point in the long history of Ngai Tahu. As I stood there in Parliament while our people sang…

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Lodging the Ngāi Tahu Claim with the Waitangi Tribunal

On this day in 1986 the Ngaitahu Maori Trust Board, in the name of Henare Rakiihia Tau, lodged the Ngāi Tahu Claim with the Waitangi Tribunal. Although the Waitangi Tribunal was established in 1975 the Tribunal were only able to investigate breaches made by the Crown in relation to the Treaty of Waitangi that occurred…

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Celebrating Te Kerēme – the Ngāi Tahu Claim

On 21 November 1997, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Crown signed the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement at Takahanga Marae, a significant milestone in settling 150 years of grievances, hardships and negotiations since the beginning of Te Kerēme – the Ngāi Tahu Claim. The Deed of Settlement provided acknowledgement from the Crown of…

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Inaugural Māori land-based summit a success

Over 350 people from as far away as Hawaii travelled to the Lincoln Events Centre near Christchurch last week to attend Unleash the Māui, the first  Māori land-based summit of its kind to be held in Aotearoa. Hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and  Whenua Kura, Unleash the Māui had a line-up of over…

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