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Gecko conservation success

In March, the first geckos retrieved from the bluffs above Rāpaki after the Christchurch earthquake, were released into their new home at Riccarton Bush. Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, represented by Yvette Couch-Lewis, formally handed over the kaitiakitanga of the gecko from her rohe in the Port Hills to that of Ngāi Tūāhuriri, represented by…

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Te Matatini Web Series episode 5 part 2

Here we have the final episode of the Te Matatini Web Series, He Ngākau Aroha. In this episode we talk with Mana Whenua (Ngāi Tūāhuriri), the governance group, Te Pātuitanga and the chairman and executive director of Te Matatini who provide feedback on how the festival went. We also talk with haka experts who tell…

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism wins prestigious award

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has won the Auckland International Airport Award for Excellence in Tourism at the HSBC China Business Awards. Organised by the New Zealand China Trade Association, the HSBC China Business Awards are held every two years to recognise businesses that are conducting successful Chinese trade. “Ngāi Tahu Tourism takes great pride in warmly…

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Ngāi Tahu welcome HRH Prince Harry at Invercargill Airport

A delegation from Ngāi Tahu welcomed HRH Prince Harry at Invercargill Airport. Tā Mark Solomon, Te Rūnanga o Ngai Tahu Kaiwhakahaere and Tā Tipene O’Regan, Upoko (traditional leader) Awarua Rūnanga and representatives of Waihopai Rūnanga greeted the Prince who is making his first visit to Murihiku (Southland) before heading to Rakiura (Stewart Island). “It was…

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New Ngāi Tahu dairy farm manager

Hemi (Ngāi Tahu – Kāti Huirapa, Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāti Waewae, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki, Ngāti Hāteatea, Ngāti Māmoe, Te Rarawa), his wife Catherine and their four tamariki joined the Ngāi Tahu Farming whānau more than a year ago and says it was a proud moment when he was promoted.

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Ngāi Tahu photographer wins residency

Berlin-based Ngāi Tahu photographer, Conor Clarke will be the 2015 artist-in-residence at Waitawa Regional Park, in Auckland in October. This will be a return home for Conor, 33, who grew up at Clarks Beach in rural south Auckland. She will spend eight weeks in a cliff-top bach in the park and she is looking forward…

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Tiki Taane Mahuta

Tiki Taane Mahuta combines two of our nation’s most exciting musical and theatrical artists – musician and composer Tiki Taane and choreographer Tanemahuta Gray (Māui – One Man Against The Gods) – in an explosion of aerial theatre and contemporary dance fused with haka and hip-hop. This explosive performance is a multi-sensory and highly emotive experience for audiences…

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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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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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