We are continuing to grow the kumara vine to promote our whānau businesses. Bouncing the dollar forward is our mission to encourage as many whānau to register their business on our directory.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has today acknowledged the Ngāi Tahu whānau members who stood in their local body elections and extended its congratulations to the successful candidates. This year at least 15 Ngāi Tahu candidates ran in various election categories across New Zealand. From that group, seven have been confirmed as elected in their…
Bluff fisherman Nate Smith is on a mission to change the face of commercial fishing in the deep south. A third-generation Ngāi Tahu fisherman, Nate is the owner/operator of Gravity Fishing, and has made a brave personal commitment to return to sustainable fishing practices in a bid to preserve precious southern fish stocks.
In July last year, Gravity Fishing switched from the bulk harvesting techniques that are in common use by the fishing industry to a more traditional style of fishing with hook and line. Nate specifically targets a handful of fish species, and takes only what his customers have pre-ordered.
For Damien Petersen, the creator of 0800 HEY BRO, it was about recognising the failure of our system to provide preventative support for vulnerable tāne. Generally, the first time people come into contact with the support they need is after a crisis – the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff, rather than the fence at the top. “I was sitting in a room full of men who were mandated to be there, but with no preventative support, and I saw a need. This wasn’t a want, it was a need for our people,” says Damien, who is the Family Harm Reduction leader at He Waka Tapu.
For many years the Tītī Islands off the coast of Rakiura have been a hard-won sanctuary for our taonga species, thanks to the efforts of a group of dedicated Ngāi Tahu whānau who have been working to safeguard these islands from the predators that threaten our rarest and most endangered wildlife.
Predator Free Rakiura is the ambitious next step in the fight to protect these species, with stakeholders travelling to Rakiura in July to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) reflecting their commitment to ridding the island of predators.
The stars have aligned for Dark Sky Project, a bold new astro-tourism venture in Takapō. It’s the longstanding vision of the founders of Dark Sky Project’s predecessor Earth & Sky, Graeme Murray and Hide Ozawa, whose passion is to preserve and showcase the region’s famously dark skies. This purpose has new fulfilment through a joint venture with Ngāi Tahu Tourism.
The new building, named Rehua, boasts a multi-media indoor astronomy experience that combines science and tātai aroraki (Māori astronomy). A mana whenua working party ensured they were able to contribute to the project in a way that celebrated their time-honoured connection to Te Manahuna (the Mackenzie Basin).
Notice of Annual General Meetings of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngai Tahu Charitable Trust 2019
The Annual General Meetings of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Ngāi Tahu Charitable Trust respectively, will take place on Thursday 21 November 2019 at 3:00pm: Ascot Park Hotel, Corner of Tay Street and Racecourse Road, Invercargill 9810.
Join us at Stadium Southland in Waihōpai for a three-day celebration of whanaungatanga and Ngāi Tahutanga.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in conjunction with Ōtākou Rūnanga invite you to join with us as we commemorate Waitangi Day. Save the date, more information to follow.
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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