Te Tapuae o Rehua


Te Ara Raukura builds on success

In its second year, Te Ara Ruakura, is building momentum, enhancing the leadership capability of just under 140 young Māori, and supporting tauira and whānau to build stronger connections to culture, language and identity. Te Ara Ruakura is a partnership between Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Te Tapuae o Rēhua, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu with seven…

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Giving back to the community

A group of He Toki civil skills students left their classroom recently to rebuild a deck and repave the pathways at the Spreydon Methodist Church. Reverend Fitifiti Lautua, Centre for Māori and Pasifika Achievement  Mentor, Ara Institute of Canterbury, says these sorts of projects are a great way to give back to the community. “This…

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He Tangata
Dr Karyn Paringatai

Dr Karyn Paringatai is a lecturer in Te Tumu – School of Māori, Pacific, and Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago, where she teaches Māori language and Māori performing arts. Karyn also has a research interest in identity development, particularly amongst those living away from their tribal areas.

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Tuia Te Ako 2015

Tuia Te Ako is the national Māori tertiary education hui that brings together prominent leaders in Māori tertiary education, iwi, Māori tertiary education providers, individuals from the broader tertiary sector, learners, and whānau in a hui dedicated to supporting future success of all Māori in tertiary education. In 2015, Tuia Te Ako will be co-hosted…

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Ngāi Tahu graduates

Fifteen members of a Ngāi Tahu student cohort have graduated from Te Kura Matatini ki Otago/Otago Polytechnic, with Bachelor of Applied Management degrees as part of the Capable NZ, Te Kura Matatini ki Otago and Te Tapuae o Rehua partnership. The degree study partnership was established in 2014 and aims to build Ngāi Tahu staff…

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Ngāi Tahu Farming wins water quality award

Ngāi Tahu Farming’s 380 ha dairy farm near Oxford – Dairy Farm One – has been awarded the Environment Canterbury Water Quality Award at the regional Ballance Farm Environment Awards in Christchurch (held on Thursday March 20, 2014). The farm – which has 1300 cows on a flat-contoured milking platform – is in its second…

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30th
January
2014

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…


30th
January
2014

Māori trades training in Christchurch receives a boost

Tā Mark Solomon, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere and patron of He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trade training), welcomes the government’s continued support of Māori trade training. One of the initiatives receiving further support is He Toki ki te Rika, the Māori trade training programme based in Christchurch. He Toki is an iwi-led…


14th
February
2013

Sir Mark Solomon joins board of Maori Fisheries Trust

The Kaiwhakahaere (chairman) of South Island iwi Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Sir Mark Solomon, has become a director of the Māori Fisheries Trust, Te Ohu Kaimoana, in Wellington. Sir Mark was elected to the board in November last year by Te Kawai Taumata, the electoral college of iwi organisations. Te Ohu Kaimoana chief executive…


16th
December
2011

Hawkins Construction And Te Rūnanga O Ngāi Tahu Establish Partnership

Thursday 15 December An initiative announced today marks the creation of a partnership between Hawkins Construction (South Island) and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu that will foster employment opportunities for local Māori in the Canterbury region. Prompted by predictions of a labour shortage necessary for the Canterbury recovery, Hawkins and Te Rūnanga entered into discussion…