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Books

It is very fitting that this review appears in TE KARAKA, because of the connection between Te Whiti and his followers, and their enforced presence in our rohe. It’s some time since I’d read Dick Scott’s Ask That Mountain, so Danny Keenan’s book is a welcome refresher. It is a readable, inspiring, but ultimately sad tale about power and injustice.

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Tihou Weepu

In 2015 Tihou was the recipient of the Vodafone World of Difference Scholarship, which awarded him $100,000 to put towards the creation of a rangatahi kaupapa now known as Tuia Te Tai Poutini. He is employed by WestREAP (Rural Education Activities Programme) as a Kaitautoko Rangatahi. His role is to co-facilitate leadership wānanga, and develop new and innovative ways to help rangatahi build a connection to people and place.

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Aoraki Bound welcomes new alumni

Fourteen Aoraki Bound participants joined alumni at the end of their mid-March Aoraki Bound journey from Anakiwa at the top of Te Waipounamu to the foot of Aoraki. James MacTaggart (Ngāi Tahu) was one of those participants and he says the impact of the journey has been significant for him. “Aoraki Bound was amazing, and…

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Whenua Kura study year begins

The new year of study is underway for 46 students studying as part of the Whenua Kura programme. Most of the students are enrolled at Lincoln University, near Christchurch, and will do practical experience on Ngāi Tahu properties, including work and study on either dairy farms, sheep and beef properties or at the Koukourarata māra…

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Prestigious title for Khyla Russell

Professor Khyla Russell (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Rapuwai) has today been awarded the title of Emeritus Professor by the Otago Polytechnic. This is the first time the Otago Polytechnic has given out the prestigious title. This is a great acknowledgement for the work Khyla has undertaken in her academic career spanning the past 28…

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Chief Financial Officer of the Year

  Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Financial Officer Allan Hickford has been named EY Chief Financial Officer of the Year for the important role he has had in helping the iwi become the first in New Zealand to surpass $1-billion in assets. During Allan’s seven-year  tenure, he has helped select new investments for the iwi and…

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Strengthening connections for farming whānau

Rā Dallas, the whānau community champion for Te Whenua Hou, sees himself as the conduit between a large farming community in North Canterbury and the wider region.  He is excited about the potential that the Whānau Ora approach offers in strengthening connections across whānau. “We have a community of close to one hundred people now,…

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Media

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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