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3rd September 2020
Posted under: Pānui

All Blacks Experience to open in December 2020

The exciting new All Blacks Experience in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) is gearing up to welcome manuhiri (visitors) from 2 December 2020. Construction on the New Zealand Rugby and Ngāi Tahu Tourism joint venture is nearly complete with the final phases of the fit-out on track for the opening despite recent COVID-19 alert level restrictions. All…

7th August 2020
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Announcement of Relativity payment

E aku titirei, e aku amo tītoko i te raki, tēnā anō tātou i roto i kā tini āhuataka o te wā, i raro i a Matariki e taukapo mai ana i te hiku o te makōroa. I am pleased to announce that the Crown has made a payment to Ngāi Tahu as a result…

7th August 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism receives STAPP funding

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has received a total of $1.95 million in grants from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP) for four of its businesses, including the Dark Sky Project joint venture. Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Hot Pools, Dark Sky Project in Takapō (Tekapo) and the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua each received $500,000,…

4th August 2020
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Iwi partnership’s Go Bus sale concludes

The sale of passenger transport company Go Bus from a Ngāi Tahu and Waikato-Tainui partnership to Melbourne-based industry operator Kinetic has completed today. Ngāi Tahu Holdings and Tainui Group Holdings announced their decision to sell Go Bus in March, subject to approval from the Overseas Investment Office. The office’s approval was received in June. Kinetic…

14th July 2020
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Concerns over unlawful activity on Ngāi Tahu Forestry land

There has been a noticeable increase in unlawful rubbish dumping, unauthorised tree felling, and other illegal activity on West Coast forestry land owned by Ngāi Tahu Forestry. Forest Managers are spending increasing amounts of time and money removing rubbish unlawfully dumped within some forests and finding more and more instances of unauthorised cutting and removal…

8th July 2020
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Māori place names to be reinstated around Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke yesterday welcomed the reinstatement of 13 correct te reo Māori place names across Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula. The Minister for Land Information Eugenie Sage formally announced the approval of the proposals at an event held at Rāpaki marae. The decision means the place names will receive official recognition and legal status…

3rd July 2020
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Queenstown’s Shotover Jet reopens

Shotover Jet has returned to the Kimiākau (Shotover River), with dozens of New Zealanders kicking off the school holidays with a thrilling jet boat ride. The attraction is the only jet boating experience that can access the spectacular Shotover Canyons, with its twin-engine machines reaching speeds of 90 kilometres per hour and performing spins in…

2nd July 2020
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Observatory stargazing set to return to Takapō

New Zealanders can once again enjoy stargazing with the reopening of Dark Sky Project, the leading astro-tourism attraction in Takapō (Tekapo). The company will reopen on 3 July, offering its Crater Experience at Cowan’s Private Observatory and access to Mt John Rd from Thursday to Monday, and opening its retail store at weekends. Dark Sky…

1st July 2020
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Hollyford Track set to reopen for summer

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s three-day wilderness experience on the Hollyford Track in Fiordland is set to reopen in January 2021. The guided experience, run by Guided Walks New Zealand, was closed early in February due to unprecedented heavy rain and flooding that damaged the two private lodges on the track. It was then one of Ngāi…

19th June 2020
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Franz Josef Glacier guided hikes set to return

Guided adventures on the Franz Josef Glacier will resume in time for the school holidays, thanks to a collaboration between Ngāi Tahu Tourism, the Department of Conservation and The Helicopter Line and the support from Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. The companies have partnered to deliver the ultimate glacier heli hike experience using the highly qualified…