Treaty of Waitangi


Celebrating Waitangi Day at Ōtākou Marae

Hundreds of people gathered at Ōtākou marae for the Ngāi Tahu Treaty of Waitangi Festival. Edward Ellison, kaumātua of Ōtākou rūnanga said he was genuinely amazed at the turnout, noting a lot of families came along to enjoy the laid-back festival atmosphere. “This seems to get bigger every year, we see it as a great…

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25 Years on the airwaves

The dream began over lunch at the Gladstone Hotel in Christchurch for Tahu Stirling and his cousin Mahina. “She shouted me lunch and I was like, ‘Hmm, there is something going on here…’ and then she said, ‘Hey cuz, can you help me set up a radio station?

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Pounamu a feature at new Waitangi Museum

The Waitangi National Trust opened its new museum on Waitangi Day. Now open to the public, it houses the permanent exhibition Ko Waitangi Tēnei: This is Waitangi, relating stories of Waitangi – its people, the place and the Treaty. This is no ordinary exhibition. It is thoughtfully assembled and the curation is expertly punctuated with…

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Celebrating Waitangi Day at Onuku

Over 500 people gathered at Ōnuku Marae, near Akaroa on 6 February to attend the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, celebrating the 176th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Discussion of freshwater issues, citizenship, diversity and the Treaty were highlights of this year’s Waitangi Day commemoration festivities and a special New Zealand Citizenship…

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Celebrating Waitangi Day in the south

Around 460 people braved unpredictable weather conditions to attend the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Bluff on 6 February. Visitors were welcomed onto the marae with a pōwhiri, with pupils from Te Wharekura O Arowhenua, Invercargill performing waiata…

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Te Ao o te Māori
Songbirds on Waitangi Day

The official Ngāi Tahu commemoration of Waitangi Day at Ōnuku Marae was made more special this year with the launch of an Ōnuku songbook and a citizenship ceremony – the first time this ceremony has been held at a marae on Waitangi Day.

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Relativity Speaking

The relativity clause built into the Ngāi Tahu Settlement is predicted to come into force within the next twelve months. What does it mean for the iwi?

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1st
February
2012

Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Te Rau Aroha Marae, Monday 6 February

1 February Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution and the restoration of Waituna Lagoon will be highlights of this year’s Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. Awarua Rūnanga will host the festivities at Te Rau Aroha Marae, at Awarua (Bluff), on Monday 6 February. The location is significant as in 1840,…


8th
August
2011

Ta Tipene O’Regan Appointed to Constitutional Advisory Panel

Congratulations to Tā Tipene O’Regan from Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon offers his congratulations to Tā Tipene O’Regan on his appointment last week as co-chair of the Constitutional Advisory Panel. “Tā Tipene is a man who carries with him the mana of his people, the pride of his tipuna…


21st
April
2010

Statement from Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Wednesday, 21 April 2010 The government’s proposal on the Foreshore and Seabed is a welcomed stepping stone to replace the 2004 Act, but does not go far enough to recognise Ngāi Tahu inherited mana and duty to act as kaitiaki of the foreshore and seabed, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon today. Addressing…