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$2.6 billion boost to the economy

A report recently released in Parliament by Hon Willie Jackson, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, BERL and Tokona Te Raki shows that if current inequalities in education, employment and income for Māori are alleviated there would be a $2.6 billion per year boost to the economy. The report looks at current inequalities in education, employment…

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Iwi Chairs Forum

From being the literal kings of the castle in 1840 to virtually impoverished not 30 years later is a stunning reversal of fortune. But what’s more stunning is the recent rise of the Ngāi Tahu phoenix from the ashes of that time – well, at least economically.

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Looking to the Future

In November 2017 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu elected its first female kaiwhakahaere to head its tribal board, which represents the 18 Papatipu Rūnanga of Ngāi Tahu. The appointment of Lisa Tumahai comes amidst a wave of change that is seeing increasing numbers of wāhine in top jobs throughout Aotearoa. TE KARAKA caught up with Lisa to talk about leadership and her vision for the next 20 years.

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Mark Tume appointed chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has announced the appointment of Mark Tume (Ngāti Maru ki Taranaki, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) as chair of the board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited. The chair appointment is for a three year term and is effective from August 1, 2018. We are thrilled to have someone of…

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Relativity Mechanism

Kei ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki, naia te mihi manahau ki a koutou katoa, me ngā mihi o Houanga, o te tau hou, ki a koutou katoa! I am honoured to be able to announce the achievement of a significant milestone in our Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement negotiations with the Crown. Late last year Te…

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Lisa Tumahai appointed Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

It is with great pleasure that we announce Lisa Tumahai, representative for Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga, was appointed as Kaiwhakahaere (chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu following an election today. The election took place at the Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Board meeting at Tuahiwi Marae. Matapura Ellison, representative for Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki,…

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New investment in the Tai Poutini economy

With strong iwi involvement, the Government has announced a $36 million action plan to enhance economic development in Tai Poutini. Lisa Tumahai, Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, says the new funding is a great boost for the region. “We have worked side-by-side with the government to create this action plan and it is…

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Uncle Charlie
A Man for his People

It is unlikely that you can have a discussion about the Ngāi Tahu Settlement without hearing stories about Charles Crofts (Ngāti Huakai, Ngāi Tūāhuriri), or as most of the iwi know him, Uncle Charlie. As Charlie tells it, it was the “luck of the draw” that he was Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu at the time of settlement. However, as we speak in the home he shares with his wife Meri, eating mousetraps and sipping on tea, it becomes clear that there was more than just luck at play. Charlie is a man who was always going to do great things.

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Cultural Connection

A voice sings out: Areare-mai-rā-ōu-tarika!

Thirty-four voices sing back, in a chorus of different accents. Some are Aussie, some Kiwi, most of them somewhere in between. Some ring proud and confident; others cradle the unfamiliar Māori syllables like a new parent cradling their first child.

Areare-mai-rā-ōu-tarika!
Lend me your ears!

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