Posts for 2009

2nd July 2009
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Foreshore and Seabed Review

2 July 2009 Ngāi Tahu commends the Foreshore and Seabed Review report released today and the leadership shown by Minister Finlayson and the Māori Party. “This report addresses the issues that lie at the heart of Maoridom’s concerns over the Foreshore and Seabed Act and I believe it offers a solution for all New Zealanders…

22nd May 2009
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North Bank Tunnel

22 May 2009 Discussions between Meridian and Ngāi Tahu over measures to mitigate the effects of the North Bank Tunnel Project are proving positive. Ngāi Tahu has agreed to withdraw an appeal to the Environment Court, on the basis that discussions will continue with Meridian and the belief by both parties that the outcome for…

13th May 2009
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Momentum Needed Following UN Report

13 May 2009 Ngāi Tahu says the Crown is building momentum in the area of human rights and should not shy from its responsibility to address new UN recommendations. This Week the UN Human Rights Council released recommendations for New Zealand. Thirty-six countries raised questions and made recommendations in what is a UN peer-review process…

6th May 2009
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Maori Aquaculture Deed of Settlement signed

6 May 2009 Iwi and the Crown have formalised an agreement over ‘pre-commencement’ (1992-2004) aquaculture interests in Te Waipounamu (the South Island) and the Hauraki Gulf, iwi leaders announced today. The Deed of Settlement, signed at Te Papa today, covers the vast majority of New Zealand’s aquaculture development areas including the Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay,…

30th April 2009
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Buff Weka post release results

30 April 2009 Ngāi Tahu has been upset to find that a cat has got to a small population of buff weka recently transferred to Stevenson’s Peninsula. Four of the six birds that had transmitters have been found dead, from cat and possibly mustelid attacks. The other two bird’s signals have gone out of range….

26th March 2009
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Andrew Harrison Resigns

26 March 2009 Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group has today announced the resignation of its Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Harrison. Interim Chair Linda Constable said “It is with regret that I have today accepted Andrew’s resignation after 6 years with Ngāi Tahu. Andrew’s commitment to the organisation has been exemplary and the performance of the Group…

11th March 2009
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Ngāi Tahu to Re-establish Buff Weka on Mainland

11 March 2009 The culmination of many years of conservation work will take place at Stevensons Peninsula Lake Wānaka this week with the release of 15 Buff weka. Eight years ago, a breeding population was established on Te Peka Karara, Stevensons Island, in Lake Wanaka with a view to building up numbers ahead of a…

5th March 2009
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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu announces new Commercial Users Permit for Te Waihora

5 March 2009 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has introduced a permit system for commercial activities on Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere. The decision, supported by the Department of Conservation (DoC), has been made after extensive consultation with commercial fishing operators who use the Te Waihora lakebed. “The welfare of Te Waihora has been of…

4th March 2009
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group – Media Statement

4 March 2009 Excerpts from an internal communication between two employees of the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu relating to Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group have been quoted in the media recently. The Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is a separate organisation from Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group. The Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group…

4th March 2009
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Foreshore and Seabed Review Welcomed

4 March 2009 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu congratulates Hana O’Regan (Ngāi Tahu) for her selection as one of the ministerial panel to review the Foreshore and Seabed Act and welcomes the announcement that the terms of reference have been reached. Hana O’Regan, Dean of Te Puna Wanaka at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology,…