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20th April 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Historically important chick hatches at National Kiwi Hatchery

Keepers at the National Kiwi Hatchery are thrilled to announce the arrival of a very special kiwi chick. The newly hatched chick, arrived on 31 March, is the offspring of a male called Tahi, who was the first kiwi chick born at the hatchery in 1987. While in residence at the National Kiwi Hatchery, Tahi…

7th April 2021
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All Blacks mauri stone arrives at its new home

The sacred All Blacks mauri stone has been handed over to the All Blacks Experience at SkyCity in central Auckland, where it will stay whenever the All Blacks are not playing. The All Blacks Experience team will act as kaitiaki of the precious taonga, which accompanies the All Blacks wherever they play, at home or…

6th April 2021
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses celebrate opening of trans-Tasman bubble

Ngāi Tahu Tourism welcomes today’s Government announcement to open the trans-Tasman bubble. Ngāi Tahu Tourism owns several world-class tourism attractions, and all have been lucky to have incredible domestic support from New Zealanders this past year. The announcement of the trans-Tasman bubble means the chance to showcase once again some of the most beautiful parts…

26th March 2021
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Partnership to protect and conserve archival taonga celebrated

The Ngāi Tahu Archive Team and Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand have formally cemented their partnership with a celebration held at the Archives New Zealand facility in Ōtautahi today. The partnership sees the Ngāi Tahu Archive team and most of their archival collections being based and stored at the state-of-the-art, purpose-built…

12th March 2021
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Sales date announced for upcoming Queenstown apartments

The first off-plan apartments at Te Pā Tāhuna, a master planned, residential development within a short walk from central Queenstown, will soon be on the market. Sales of the homes on Gorge Road will launch on 9 April. Ngāi Tahu Property General Manager Blair Forgie says the initial homes will form part of a wider,…

8th March 2021
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Pāua fishing prohibition recommended by committee

Mana whenua and local stakeholders are calling upon the Minister of Fisheries to approve an open-ended, but temporary, prohibition on recreational and commercial fishing of pāua from reefs adjacent to Ōnuku Marae in Akaroa. The Akaroa Taiāpure Management Committee is recommending closure to prohibit the taking of pāua from the Ōnuku area by recreational and…

10th February 2021
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Puketeraki Marae open to the community following water contamination scare

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki is working to ensure anyone whose water supply may have been affected by lead contamination has access to safe drinking water. Last week, residents in Karitāne and Waikouaiti were informed by Dunedin City Council that water samples taken in December were found to contain almost 40 times the acceptable level…

6th February 2021
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Waitangi Day commemorated at Te Rau Aroha Marae

An estimated 500 people from throughout Murihiku, Ōtākou and around Aotearoa have today commemorated Waitangi Day at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Awarua Bluff. Manuhiri – including Deputy Chief of Navy Commodore Melissa Ross (on behalf of the Governor General), Minister of Housing Hon Megan Woods, Minister of Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor, mayors, and other…

5th February 2021
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Hari huritau ki a Tahu FM! Tahu FM turns 30!

Tahu FM is celebrating 30 years on the airwaves this February with a month of birthday celebrations. Commemorations include special guest appearances, giveaways and flashback video reels that will be premiered through the Tahu FM Facebook page. What began as a simple question over lunch (“Hey cuz, can you help me set up a radio…

4th February 2021
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Ngāti Kahungunu joins Ngāi Tahu freshwater court action

Two powerful iwi, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu, both of the Tākitimu waka, have joined forces in legal proceedings against the Crown. Ngāti Kahungunu, the country’s third largest iwi, is working with Ngāi Tahu to have the tribe’s rangatiratanga over freshwater recognised, including the Mohaka River in Hawke’s Bay Ngāti Kahungunu, like Ngāi Tahu, has…