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Pūtaringamotu and Te Matatini – Timelapse

It’s our pleasure to bring to you a snippet of the set-up of Pūtaringamotu and footage of the Te Matatini event. Enjoy whānau! Ka nui te mihi kau ki a Tiki Tāne, ā, ki a DubXL mō te waiata ‘Summertime’ hei kīnaki i tēnei whakaaturanga. A huge thank you and acknowledge to Tiki Tāne and…

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Apprenticeship scheme launched

The He Toki ki te Mahi Apprenticeship Training Trust was launched by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon John Key at Rehua Marae in Christchurch last night. Around 200 people gathered at the marae to welcome the Prime Minister and the Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell, Minister for Maori Development and Whanau Ora, Christchurch Mayor, Leanne Dalzeil…

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Wind turbine for Te Rau Aroha Marae

Bluff’s Te Rau Aroha Marae is getting its very own wind turbine, thought to be a first for New Zealand. “We wanted to support (Awarua Synergy) and put our money where our mouth is”, Te Rūnaka o Awarua chairman Hana Morgan said. Owned by Te Rūnaka o Awarua, Awarua Synergy specialises in efficient energy solutions…

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Tracking a better future for Te Waihora

Kim Drummond considers the Whakaora Te Waihora partnership a game changer – the beginning of something significant, aimed at returning good health and mauri to Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. He sees the coming together of the partners – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury and the Ministry for the Environment (MfE) – through their joint…

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Tuia Te Ako 2015

Tuia Te Ako is the national Māori tertiary education hui that brings together prominent leaders in Māori tertiary education, iwi, Māori tertiary education providers, individuals from the broader tertiary sector, learners, and whānau in a hui dedicated to supporting future success of all Māori in tertiary education. In 2015, Tuia Te Ako will be co-hosted…

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Introducing Micah Heath

At just 15, Micah Heath (Ngāi Tahu – Waihao Rūnanga) is used to performing in front of big crowds. The aspiring singer-songwriter often performs at local, Christchurch events and he was recently a contestant on the X Factor New Zealand. “My X Factor experience was absolutely amazing. I was around cameras a lot and it…

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Mark Adams

1991. Matiaha Tiramorehu. Kotahitanga Church. Moeraki. North Otago. Digital scan from 10×8 inch negative Kodak Tmax 400 negative.

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From the CEO

Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Arihia Bennett The year began with a festival of Māori performing arts as Christchurch hosted Te Matatini Kapa Haka Aotearoa. Leading up to the event I watched exponents weave the traditional stories of whakapapa and kōrero into an eloquent demonstration of kapa haka during practice sessions. Our…

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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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