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Holly’s Rio experience

While most people watched the Paralympics on television, Ngāi Tahu athlete, Holly Robinson won a silver medal in the women’s javelin, and was the New Zealand flag bearer at the opening ceremony. In her competition, Holly threw a personal best of 41.22m to secure the silver medal in the javelin and she says it was…

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Atholl Anderson receives Prime Minister’s Award

Ngāi Tahu scholar Atholl Anderson has been honoured with one of the country’s most prestigious awards – the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement (Non-Fiction). This award recognises the hard work and dedication Anderson has shown throughout his career. A book he co-authored, Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, has now sold 7000 copies and won…

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Ngāi Tahu welcomes appointment of ECan members

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu congratulates Elizabeth Cunningham (Ngāi Tahu – Koukourārata) and Iaean Cranwell (Ngāi Tahu – Wairewa) on their appointment as members of the Environment Canterbury Board. As part of the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Bill, Ngāi Tahu has two appointed members, who will join seven elected councillors and four other government-appointed…

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Ngāi Tahu taonga showcased in Akaroa

A new exhibition has just opened at Akaroa Museum portraying the history of Banks Peninsula. Helen Brown, Senior Researcher – Archives, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, says the exhibition showcases a number of Ngāi Tahu taonga collected by Louis Vangioni. “Louis was a Pākehā collector in the early 20th Century who had close relationships with…

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The changing face of Balmoral Forest

When you drive along the narrow tracks in Balmoral Forest, with dark pines looming overhead, it’s hard to imagine the landscape as productive farmland. Yet the forest landscape is changing and farmland is gradually taking hold. It’s still small scale – just 2,500 hectares of the 9,400 hectare Balmoral Forest has so far been cleared…

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Dart Stables rides into a new era

Ngāi Tahu Tourism today signed an agreement to purchase Glenorchy’s premiere horse-trekking business, Dart Stables. The purchase is an exciting investment for the iwi-owned company, which will become the full owner of Dart Stables, which in turn offers a variety of scenic horse-riding experiences. The area in which Dart Stables operate is internationally recognised for…

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Ngāi Tahu Rangatahi SingularityU Summit – Ōtautahi 2016

  Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are excited to announce a sponsorship opportunity, that aims to support twenty Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (aged 16-25 years) to participate in an international accelerating technologies event in Ōtautahi, the SingularityU New Zealand Summit. Lyndon Waaka, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, External Funding Advisor, says the SingularityU New Zealand Summit…

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First Hei Whakapiki Mauri hui highlights aspirations

When married couple Gary Williams and Ruth Jones of Kanohi ki te Kanohi Consultancy set up Hei Whakapiki Mauri, they saw it as a way for Māori with disabilities to connect with whānau and to explore and grow their aspirations and knowledge. Hei Whakapiki Mauri is a series of hui designed to empower disabled Māori…

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Tribal wealth continues to grow whānau wellbeing

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has achieved another strong financial performance with a profit of $168.73m (post distribution) for the year ended 30 June 2016. “Naturally we are delighted by this result, not only is it testament to the performance of our long-term investment strategy but more importantly this positive growth in our pūtea enables…

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Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquake legislation

The Government today introduced the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill and the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 Amendment Bill to Parliament. The Government has also indicated a third Bill, the Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquake Recovery Bill, will be introduced to the House on Thursday. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu welcomes the introduction of these Bills…

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Whakaraupō initiative

A new initiative to restore the health of Lyttelton Harbour/Whakaraupō was launched today. The initiative will see five major players in the management of Whakaraupō/ Lyttelton Harbour – Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council, and the Lyttelton Port Company – join forces to create an action…

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