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27th July 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is first iwi to partner with the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, Te Tumu Toi

A new ‘Springboard’ Ngāi Tahu partnership will see three outstanding Ngāi Tahu artists at a formative stage of their career supported from 2022- 2024. The first recipient will be nominated in September this year and ultimately selected by a panel of experts to kick off a year of mentorship in April 2022. Springboard is a…

23rd July 2021
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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Datacom to work in partnership

Datacom Group and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have signed a strategic partnership agreement, which will see the South Island iwi and New Zealand’s largest home-grown technology provider working together to deliver a series of tech projects and a new pathway for Māori youth interested in the tech sector. Datacom Group CEO Greg Davidson says…

10th June 2021
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Ngāi Tahu gifts pounamu pendants to NZ Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today welcomed the New Zealand Olympic Committee and Paralympics New Zealand to its Ōtautahi office for the gifting of 580 pounamu pendants to the New Zealand Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Senior leaders from both organisations joined for a mihi whakatau, where the pounamu was blessed and presented to Chef de…

28th May 2021
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Ngāi Tahu challenges Government’s stewardship land announcement

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is extremely concerned by the Crown’s latest stewardship land announcement, which is a clear breach of our Treaty partnership. This reclassification process took place without our involvement. As Treaty partners this is unacceptable. A large proportion of land in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā is conservation land, and any proposals to…

24th May 2021
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Ngāi Tahu launches news service

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has announced the return of an exciting news service – Tahu News, which will relaunch this evening, with a news story airing online every weeknight. This launch makes Ngāi Tahu the first iwi to have its own dedicated news service. It follows a successful Tahu News pilot season, which aired…

21st April 2021
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Tē Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu welcomes health system changes

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is welcoming the announcement this morning of a radical shake-up of the country’s health system. The changes announced by Minister of Health Hon. Andrew Little include replacing the 20 district health boards with one new centralised body, Health NZ. Additionally, the Government will work with Māori on the design of…

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…

12th March 2021
Posted under: Pānui

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…