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Understanding Aoraki

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.

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Fresh Take

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?

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On a national scale

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.

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Everyone is a winner

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.

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Relativity Speaking

The relativity clause built into the Ngāi Tahu Settlement is predicted to come into force within the next twelve months. What does it mean for the iwi?

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Karanga – A call from the heart

A spiritual call heard across many generations, it is the first voice heard from marae and epitomises the power of Māori women. TE KARAKA speaks with Ngāi Tahu kaikaranga about the ritual of the karanga, its evolution, and challenges.

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Befitting the occasion

The more important the occasion, the more kaikaranga are involved in the pōwhiri. At the Crown Apology to Ngāi Tahu at Ōnuku Marae in 1998, several kaikaranga were chosen on the basis of their representation of the different takiwā, their whakapapa to certain key individuals within the Ngāi Tahu Whānui, and their recognition as experienced…

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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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