Ngāi Tahu Fund


New rangatahi fund launched

The Ngāi Tahu Fund recently announced a new funding initiative, Taiawatea, which aims to recognise rangatahi who are keen to develop and express leadership in Ngāi Tahutanga. The Fund will consider applications from Ngāi Tahu rangatahi to engage in cultural leadership opportunities in mahi toi, te reo, tikanga, whenua, mana tangata, ngā uara, mahinga kai,…

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Rangatahi learn to code

In late January over 40 Ngāi Tahu rangatahi took part in a coding wānanga run by the Ngāi Tūāhuriri Education Committee, Ngāi Tahu Funds, Tribal Economies,  the University of Canterbury and the University of Delaware. Ngāi Tahu rangatahi and computer science students from the University of Delaware took part in a powhiri and workshop at…

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Ngāi Tahu Rangatahi SingularityU Summit – Ōtautahi 2016

  Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are excited to announce a sponsorship opportunity, that aims to support twenty Ngāi Tahu rangatahi (aged 16-25 years) to participate in an international accelerating technologies event in Ōtautahi, the SingularityU New Zealand Summit. Lyndon Waaka, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, External Funding Advisor, says the SingularityU New Zealand Summit…

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Toi Iho
Weaving – The thread that binds past with future

The first thing I noticed when I arrived at Te Rau Aroha Marae on a foggy Friday evening in early August was the buzz that emanated throughout the whare. Wāhine moved back and forth throughout the space, setting up their looms, preparing the feathers for their korowai and admiring one another’s progress since they last gathered together.

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Understanding the Marae Development Fund

In 2011, the Marae Development Fund was created by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to support the 18 Papatipu Rūnanga with their aspirations around marae development. Jennifer Walsh, who is the Programme Leader for the Ngāi Tahu Funds, says the idea of the Marae Development Fund came from Papatipu Rūnanga when they recognised marae development…

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Mahinga Kai funding applications increase.

The Ngāi Tahu Fund has $5,000 available to each of the eighteen Papatipu Rūnanga through its Mahinga Kai Enhancement Fund for creating  planned activities around mahinga kai projects. Senior Funds Advisor Helen Thoms says that having clarity around Papatipu Rūnanga planned activities for mahinga kai can help the fund plan for future funding needs. The…

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Ten years of success

Three key Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu programmes celebrate their tenth anniversary this year. Aoraki Bound, the Ngāi Tahu Fund and Whai Rawa were designed to help grow and strengthen Ngāi Tahu whānau culturally and financially, and over the past ten years they have done exactly that. Arihia Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Te Rūnanga o…

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Kaumātua Kapa Haka festival

Two Ngāi Tahu kaumātua kapa haka, from Tuahiwi and Murihiku, supported by the Ngāi Tahu Fund, joined 10 kapa with about 300 performers aged between 50 and 98 at the New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington.

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Unique voyaging opportunity

Ngāi Tahu whānau will have a rare opportunity to stand on the deck of the magnificent voyaging waka, Haunui, when it sails down to Te Tai o Araiteuru (the southern east coast) at the beginning of March. Haunui is the double-hulled voyaging waka that recently completed a 25,000 nautical mile voyage as part of Te…

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