Some sources say our tūpuna recognised two different species of mataī, or perhaps they had very different uses for males and females of the same species.
Ownership of the beds of rivers is important because that is where dams and other water control structures are located. Whoever owns the river bed can control access to it to maintain those structures and to build new ones.
“You WHAT?” This was the reaction when 20-year-old Ondine Grace told her friends that she was buying her first whare. Even more shocking for some of her friends, who had see-money-and-spend-it tendencies, was that Ondine had saved $22,000.
What constitutes a good day? Getting up nice and early going for a surf, then getting some kina, seeing my whānau, then playing the guitar and relaxing.
Aoraki Bound alumni reach new heights.
From a distance Aoraki is a quiet stunning vista. Close up, the sound of avalanches rumble through the valley, and sightseeing helicopters and planes fly above. And as you get closer, the ridges of Aoraki get steeper and his boulders get bigger.
In the often ugly debate on water management, a strong Māori voice was missing until now. Can a new spirit of consensus end the water wars?
So far, five of the 10 CWMS Zone Committees have produced implementation programmes, with the others expected later this year. Also, the regional committee has produced its plan.
Environment Canterbury commissioner David Bedford, who sits on the CWMS Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee, believes the consensus approach has been hugely successful, given committee members’ divergent positions when they came to the table.
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…
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…