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Ngāi Tahu waka ama paddlers take on the world

A waka ama team with proud Ngāi Tahu connections is set to compete in the IVF Va’a World Club Sprint Championships in Australia in May 2016. The team, Aoraki Matatū, from the Te Waka Pounamu club based in Whakaraupō / Lyttelton Harbour, will be competing in the Masters V6 500m & 1000m competitions, and they…

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Manawa Kāi Tahu

Today success for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has an ever increasing number and range of measures. There are multiple bottom lines these days that span culture, environment, social and economic outcomes for whānau, hapū and iwi. Ngāi Tahu values such as tikanga, kaitiakitanga, rangatiratanga and whanaungatanga, make up the framework for how we should…

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Settling into Shanghai

Ranui Ellison-Collins is one of this year’s recipients of the Agria-Hōaka scholarship. She has moved to Shanghai, China to learn Mandarin. In this clip Ranui provides an update about how her journey is going so far.

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From Tā Mark Solomon

Kei a koutou e ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki, e aku rangatira puta noa, tēnā koutou katoa.

Today I am announcing that I will not seek re-election as the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Representative for Kaikōura. I appreciate that by the end of this year, this will result in my role as Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu coming to an end.

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Ngāi Tahu shares knowledge with Inuit visitors

In late April a group of Inuit college students from Canada’s Arctic visited New Zealand to meet with Ngāi Tahu to share cultural and historic experiences. As part of their trip the college students visited Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga and Te Whare o Te Waipounamu. Kristen Ungungai-Kownak, one of the visiting Inuit students said that…

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Riding high

Otago University student Timothy Rogers is ‘riding high’ on entrepreneurial success, as his pedal-powered passenger taxi business, Tim’s Tuk-Tuk takes off. Timothy (Ngāi Tahu – Waihōpai, Ōtākou, Waitaha), established his unique Dunedin operation in July 2015. The idea came after he got a ride on a similar service in central Auckland with friends. He instantly…

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New Te Pūtahitanga initiative launched

The 1000 Days Trust, a Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu initiative, has been launched in Christchurch. The Minister for Māori Development and Whānau Ora, the Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell, and Māori Party List Member of Parliament, Marama Fox launched the 1000 Days Trust promotional video (below)at Te Pūtahitanga head office in Christchurch this week. The…

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Iwi housing project launched

  Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is delighted to announce the completion of its Addington housing project, which was launched today in Lincoln Road. The project has seen three earthquake-affected houses in Sumner moved to Addington and renovated to provide modern comfortable homes for whānau still struggling with the impact of the earthquakes. Te Rūnanga…

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Dart River Jet wins Chinese International tourism Gold Award

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism businesses has won a major Chinese international tourism award. Queenstown-based Dart River Jet, part of the Ngāi Tourism portfolio, has won gold in the Product Innovation category at the CTW (Chinese Tourist Welcome) Awards, part of the China Outbound Tourism & Travel Market (COTTM) held last week in Beijing….

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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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