Christchurch earthquakes


A place to remember

The sixth anniversary of the February 22 earthquake on Wednesday is a significant moment for Cantabrians and for all those affected by the tragic events of that day in 2011. The unveiling of Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial at the National Dedication and Civic Memorial Service, will give people a dedicated venue to remember…

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Big ups for Canterbury marae

The Canterbury District Health Board has praised Canterbury marae for their leadership role following the earthquakes. “Marae played a vital, central role in the response and recovery after the earthquakes,” Emma Rawson of the Canterbury District Health Board told the Public Health Association’s annual conference. “Māori values like manaakitanga have been key – marae were…

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He Kōrerorero
Surviving vs Living vs Thriving

I am a locavore, an eater of fresh food from my regions.

Of course I eat other things – I’ve got free-range chook and vegetables in the deep freeze because there aren’t any local producers of chook or peas or carrots or corn let alone the more exotic vege mixes in Big O. And I do have at least a bucket (sometimes a pōhā) of birds around for winter.

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1st
October
2011

Diverse Portfolio a Winner in Difficult Times

Ngāi Tahu welcomes increase in Operating Net Surplus Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon has congratulated the tribe’s commercial entities for their outstanding results in difficult times. Despite the economic turmoil of global markets, and the short-term devaluation of property due to the recent Christchurch earthquakes, Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation has delivered an…


15th
April
2011

Maori Wardens recognised for quake effort

15 April 2011 More than 100 Māori Wardens from around Aotearoa were thanked today for their contribution to the response effort in the Eastern Suburbs, following the devastation of the February 22 earthquake. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon summed up the feeling in the community: “You are awesome” he said to the…