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Enthusiastic response to pēpi packs

There has been an overwhelming positive response to the new Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu pēpi packs, launched at Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā- Iwi 2015 in Dunedin over the weekend. The pēpi packs are an exciting initiative developed by the Mātauranga team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, as part of a two-pronged approached to whānau…

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Hui-ā-Iwi underway

Hundreds of Ngāi Tahu whānau have travelled from all over Aotearoa and from further abroad to attend Hui-ā-Iwi, the Ngāi Tahu festival, which is underway in Ōtepoti (Dunedin). The festival is a chance for Ngāi Tahu to come together to celebrate and share their culture and reconnect with each other. Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 is hosted by…

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Get your dance on at Hui-ā-Iwi

Festival-goers who attend Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 in Dunedin this weekend will have the opportunity to put on their dancing shoes and attend an array of different dance wānanga. Well-known choreographer, dancer, video artist and teacher, Louise Pōtiki Bryant (Ngāi Tahu – Kāti Taoka) will be holding two workshops at Hui-ā-Iwi on Saturday 21 November. Firstly, she…

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Symposium highlights Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

The fifth Te Waihora Living Lake Symposium at Lincoln University will give participants the opportunity to learn much more about the science and work programmes currently underway to improve the health of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. The 2015 symposium – Realising the Vision – the mountains to the sea ki uta ki tai – is organised…

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Shotover Jet turns 50

As Shotover Jet, one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourism businesses, approaches fifty years in business, celebrations are already underway with the company giving free rides to every primary school child in the Whakatipu Basin. Queenstown-based Shotover Jet marketing manager Nigel Kerr says giving the 1500 local primary school children a jet boat ride is…

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New man in town

When you can live for 300 years, there may not seem to be any real panic about breeding. Nonetheless, the team at Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Rainbow Springs in Rotorua are keeping a close eye on their tuatara programme.

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Artist wins innovation award

It’s been a busy year for artist Lonnie Hutchinson (Ngāi Tahu, Samoan), and being awarded the Contemporary Pacific Artist award for Innovation by Creative New Zealand is another welcome accolade. Established in 1996, the annual awards acknowledge the richness, diversity and excellence of Pacific art in New Zealand and Lonnie is one of six artists…

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An adventurous career in tourism

As Ngāi Tahu Tourism heads into the busy summer season they’re on the look-out for amazing people to join their summer staff. “We operate some of the most iconic experiences in Aotearoa including the Dart River Jet, Hollyford Track, Guided Walks NZ, Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Glacier Hot Pools, Rainbow Springs, Agrodome, Shotover Jet and…

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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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