Ruminating on the path that brought her to owning and operating a restaurant, Sahni Bennett (Ngāti Mako, Wairewa) says her success probably has a lot to do with her dogged determination to build on what existed before. At just 22, she opened her first cafe with no experience and three tamariki in tow. “I learnt how to carry a baby and make a flat white at the same time; they’d just come along to work and were very much part of it,” she laughs.
Peter Ramsden (Rangitāne, Ngāi Tahu – Koukourarata) is a man well known for his boundless passion – for his people, the environment and for the regeneration of the place he calls home – Koukourarata. In the recent Queen’s Birthday honours, Peter was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for his considerable contribution to the environment over the past decades.
The return of the Spirits Bay honey brand was a dream come true for the Murray whānau – a decade after it passed out of their hands. Celebrated at an emotional ceremony earlier this year, the whānau came together with a delegation from Ngāi Tahu and its subsidiary, Oha Honey, who brought Spirits Bay home.
The HSNO Komiti invites all interested whānau to join an online wānanga as the first step in an ongoing discussion about these proposals and the wider implications.
Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meetings (AGM) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust respectively, will be held on Saturday, 21 November 2020 at Te Whare o Te Waipounamu, 15 Show Place, Addington, Christchurch.
Hear updates from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai and Ngāi Tahu Holdings Board Chair Mark Tume on Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Group’s performance and projections and strategies for the immediate and long-term future of our iwi.
We have a great programme, based around Hauora and Whare Tapere, featuring key artists Louise Potiki Bryant, Charles Royal, James Webster and Hinemoa Jones with additional wanaka from Juanita Hepi, Mere Boynton, Metiria Turei, Amber Bridgman and others.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu exists to grow and develop Ngāi Tahu whānau members who are culturally able, well-connected to their Ngāi Tahu community and outstanding performers in their chosen field.
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Whakapapa speaks to more than our relationships with each other; it links us with the land, the sea, the environment, our world and our universe. It permeates all things Ngāi Tahu, helping us understand who we are and where we come from. It lies at the core of Ngāi Tahu knowledge and understanding – it provides an unbroken link and chain of descent between the spiritual and the material, the inanimate and the animate.Whakapapa Registration