Posts for 2012

11th June 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust (TAK) receives prestigious Green Ribbon Award

Kia ora koutou Congratulations to Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust (TAK), which has received a prestigious Green Ribbon Award in recognition of the trust’s efforts to promote the restoration of native wildlife on the Canterbury plains. Environment Minister Amy Adams presented the Community Leadership category award to Malcolm Lyall, Chair of the board of…

10th April 2012
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New Glacier Experience Launch

10 April, 2012 This Thursday, Franz Josef Glacier Guides is launching a spectacular new glacier tour called ‘The Ice Explorer’ (Thursday 12 April 2012). The new guided trip will take visitors on a short trip directly up on to the pristine glacial ice by helicopter, bypassing the potentially unstable terminal face area. Ngāi Tahu Tourism…

27th February 2012
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Prestigious Kapa Haka festival to be held in Christchurch in 2015

27 February, 2012 The biannual Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, where elite kapa haka performers from around New Zealand and Australia come together to compete, will be held in Christchurch in 2015. Christchurch won its bid to host this prestigious cultural event after the Waitaha Cultural Council supported by representatives from the Christchurch City…

15th February 2012
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Mixed-ownership Model for State-owned Companies

15 February Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon believes the government has been left in no uncertainty that Ngāi Tahu whānau want Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986 applied to the proposed mixed-ownership model for state-owned companies. Mark Solomon was commenting on the response made by Ngāi Tahu whānau who…

1st February 2012
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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,…

26th January 2012
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Pounamu returned to Ngāi Tahu

26 January Today, the New Zealand Customs Service is marking International Customs Day by returning a 175 kilogram piece of pounamu (also known as jade) to Ngāi Tahu. Customs stopped it from being exported illegally in December 2010. Representatives from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the two West Coast kaitiaki (guardian) rūnanga, Ngāti Waewae…

21st January 2012
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Manatu Takes Pride of Place at Dart River

21 January 2012 A sacred mauri pounamu takes centre at Dart River Jet Safaris’ refurbished Glenorchy Visitor Centre. The large pounamu stone was blessed recently by Ngāi Tahu kaumātua at a special ceremony attended by local dignitaries and business supporters. A mauri pounamu embodies a living, spiritual energy that is shared with all those who…