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23rd June 2010
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Inaugural Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards 2010

23 June 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is holding its first ever Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards at Ngā Hau E Whā Marae on Thursday, 24th June as part of its 10-year Kotahi Mano Kaika, Kotahi Mano Wawata (KMK) celebrations. The awards hosted by Stacey Morrison and Ross Painiora are to honour the achievements…

23rd June 2010
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Agreement forges new future for Te Waihora

23 June 2010 Ngāi Tahu and commercial fishers have signed an agreement that will see a financial contribution go towards protecting and enhancing the health of Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere). “Te Waihora Management Board and the fishers have put in a lot of effort and compromise to come up with a solution that meets the…

22nd June 2010
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Language Symposium Marks 10-Year Milestone

22 June 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is hosting a two-day language symposium to mark the 10-year anniversary of Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata – the tribe’s Māori Language Revitalisation Strategy. Affectionately known as KMK, this 25 year strategy which aims to have 1000 Ngāi Tahu households speaking te reo Māori, the tribes…

3rd June 2010
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Statement from the Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

3 June 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has expressed disappointment at a decision to allow the Central Plains Water Trust (CPW) to take and use water from the Waimakariri and Rakaia Rivers for its proposed water enhancement scheme. Ngāi Tahu believes the decision to be inconsistent with the vision and principles of the Canterbury…

21st April 2010
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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…

31st March 2010
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Foreshore and Seabed

Media Statement from Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Wednesday, 31 March 2010 (Note to journalists: This statement is issued by Mark Solomon in his role as Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. Mark Solomon can also comment on Foreshore and Seabed matters in his role as chair of the Iwi Leaders Group.)…

30th March 2010
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Measures taken to protect treasured Ngāi Tahu resource

30 March 2010 Police today executed search warrants at commercial pounamu retail and manufacturing outlets at Hokitika where a substantial quantity of the unique variety of “snowflake” pounamu or greenstone was seized. This pounamu originated on the Cascade Plateau in South Westland and is of the same variety of pounamu that was the subject of…

25th March 2010
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First Indigenous Peoples Financial Knowledge Survey Commences

25 March 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is the first iwi to undertake a financial knowledge survey, commencing tomorrow. The ANZ Ngāi Tahu Financial Knowledge Survey is believed to be a world first for indigenous people. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon says the sound financial knowledge of individuals directly influences the…

24th March 2010
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Aquaculture Bill – third reading

Wednesday 24th March Ngāi Tahu representatives will be at Parliament today to mark the final step in the formal agreement with the Crown over pre-commencement (1992-2004) aquaculture interests in Te Waipounamu (the South Island) and the Hauraki Gulf. The third reading of the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Regional Agreements) Amendment Bill is taking place…

16th March 2010
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Te Ao Hou – The New World

16 March Te Ao Hou – The New World signals the promise of new life for Canterbury and two of the region’s most degraded lakes – Te Waihora (Ellesmere) and Te Roto o Wairewa (Forsyth). Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon says these lakes and the ecosystems they support are in peril. “These…