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1st March 2013
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Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan

Ngāi Tahu provide guidance for environment and cultural decisions in wider Canterbury Ngāi Tahu rūnanga have created the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan to help guide councils and other agencies decisions about the environment and protection of resources. The plan gives valuable insight to Ngāi Tahu values, issues and aspirations for the recognition, protection and management…

19th February 2013
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Important steps taken in Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury partnership

Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu today announced significant milestones in the partnership between them. Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga and Environment Canterbury recently signed a relationship agreement for the programme known as Tuia to mark a new era of collaboration between the organisations. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon said the signing symbolises how…

16th February 2013
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More Māori wanted for trades training

CPIT, Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu and Hawkins Construction will host a Māori trades open evening at CPIT’s Trades Innovation Institute on Friday evening [5 April] at 6pm to encourage more Māori to learn the skills they need to contribute to the rebuild of Christchurch. The Māori trades training programme He Toki ki te Rika combines…

14th February 2013
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Sir Mark Solomon joins board of Maori Fisheries Trust

The Kaiwhakahaere (chairman) of South Island iwi Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Sir Mark Solomon, has become a director of the Māori Fisheries Trust, Te Ohu Kaimoana, in Wellington. Sir Mark was elected to the board in November last year by Te Kawai Taumata, the electoral college of iwi organisations. Te Ohu Kaimoana chief executive…

30th January 2013
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Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Ōnuku Marae, Wednesday 6 February

This year Ōnuku Rūnanga is hosting the annual ‘Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Ōnuku Marae, Akaroa. Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution, environmental recovery of the Christchurch CBD and fresh water issues will be highlights of this year’s Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. A special New Zealand Citizenship Ceremony will…

16th January 2013
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Ngāi Tahu unveil a pouwhenua, carved sign and tukutuku panels in Antarctica

A pouwhenua, carved Scott Base sign and tukutuku panels created by Ngāi Tahu artists will be unveiled at Scott Base on Sunday 20 January. Prime Minister John Key, Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon, and master weaver Ranui Ngarimu will take part in the special ceremony. Geographically, Ngāi Tahu is the closest iwi to Antarctica….