Ngāi Tūāhuriri

Kia Kūrapa ki Tuahiwi

E te huka pikoko ki tō tātou reo, he mihi tēnei ki a koutou i tae tawhiti mai, i tae tata mai ki tō tātou wānaka, arā, Kia Kūrapa.  Ahakoa kā taero o Tūtekoropaka, kia kaha rā.  Tūwhitia te hopo! Okea ururoatia! Another successful Kia Kūrapa was held at Tuahiwi over the weekend. For Gina-Lee Duncan…

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Toi Iho
Bringing soul to the rebuild

In the wake of the 2011 earthquake, mana whenua Ngāi Tūāhuriri realised that one way to bring meaning to the destruction in central Christchurch was to get involved in the recovery process, and ensure that Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāi Tahu identity is visible in the city.

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Rangatahi bound for America

Laken Wairau of Christchurch is only three weeks away from studying and playing basketball at Indiana University for the next four years. “It’s all so surreal, I leave on Boxing Day. I wasn’t meant to leave until next August, so it’s a quick turnaround. I recently got the call that they want me to come…

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Te Matatini Web Series episode 5 part 2

Here we have the final episode of the Te Matatini Web Series, He Ngākau Aroha. In this episode we talk with Mana Whenua (Ngāi Tūāhuriri), the governance group, Te Pātuitanga and the chairman and executive director of Te Matatini who provide feedback on how the festival went. We also talk with haka experts who tell…

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Te Matatini web series.

As part of the build up to Te Matatini 2015, the office is producing a five-episode web series, which you will be able to watch on The series is designed to document the journey to Te Matatini 2015 and celebrate Ngāi Tahu kapa haka. Episode one: What is Te Matatini? We will be talking…

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Te Matatini – count down to March 2015!

We are talking with the members of Te Pātuitanga – the Te Matatini 2015 governance group, the Waitaha Cultural Council, Te Matatini Society Inc team and executive members and Mana Whenua, Ngāi Tūāhuriri, who will be discussing the kaupapa and responsibilities that come with hosting Te Matatini, 2015 the world’s largest Māori event.

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Ngāi Tahu welcomes Māori agricultural training government funding

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon today welcomes news the government has allocated funding toward growing a strong Māori agricultural workforce. The funding will provide a significant boost to Whenua Kura, a collaborative partnership seeking to grow Māori leadership in the agricultural sector. Whenua Kura looks forward to finalising negotiations with the…

Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University announce partnership

Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University have announced a partnership to support best practice farming on the iwi dairy farms being developed in Eyrewell, North Canterbury. On Friday 6 December, the Mana Whenua Working Party and other invited guests, including the Minister for the Environment, Hon Amy Adams, attended an on-farm launch and demonstration of…

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Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University partner for best dairy farm practices

Today (Friday 6 December) the Mana Whenua Working Party, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University announced, in front of invited guests, which included the Minister for the Environment, Hon Amy Adams, a partnership to support the development of the Ngāi Tahu Farming portfolio in Eyrewell, North Canterbury. Under the partnership agreement, Lincoln University will provide…

Future Vision

Out of the wreck of what was Christchurch, a new city is being planned. It may be a world first situation. In the wake of a devastating natural disaster, the local indigenous people are involved in the redesign and reconstruction of a city from the highest governance level right through to the actual physical reconstruction.

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