Posts by: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

-Te Aka Haumi o Tahu

Ko wai koe? My name is Vicki Keast. I’m a wife, a mother, a grandmother and businesswoman. Sometimes I feel a bit whakamā about my connection to my heritage. I’m so determined to learn about who I am, and I just love the sound of the Māori language. Years ago, when I was younger I…

Read More
14th November 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu launches pilot internship with MFAT

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Matakahi scholar Makayla Glancy (Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio) will be joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) as an intern over the 2019/2020 summer. This year, MFAT and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have partnered to enable a Matakahi scholar to intern at the Ministry alongside the Ministry’s Aorere interns….

Gre3n Superfood & Juice Bar
-Te Aka Haumi o Tahu

Hi I’m Julienne Petherbridge (Julz). My connection to Ngāi Tahu is through Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke at Rāpaki – I am from the Couch whānau. My mum, who is sadly no longer with us, was passionate about her whānau and sharing her connection to Ngāi Tahu. My partner, Carlos Moa and I, together are…

Read More
25th October 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu announces annual financial results

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today released the annual report of Ngāi Tahu Holdings for the financial year ended 30 June 2019 and has reported a net profit of $37.5 million. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says there was a lot to celebrate in the past year as the iwi has continued its focus on delivering social,…

16th October 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu responds to vocational education legislation

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu urges the Crown to ensure that the Establishment Board of the newly formed Institute of Skills and Technology meets its Treaty obligations and addresses the statutory role of iwi as Treaty partners in redesigning the education system for the future. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says Ngāi Tahu must be engaged as…

Te Aka Haumi o Tahu – Maui Studios

We are continuing to grow the kumara vine to promote our whānau businesses. Bouncing the dollar forward is our mission to encourage as many whānau to register their business on our directory.

Read More

Ngāi Tahu whānau successful in local elections

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has today acknowledged the Ngāi Tahu whānau members who stood in their local body elections and extended its congratulations to the successful candidates. This year at least 15 Ngāi Tahu candidates ran in various election categories across New Zealand. From that group, seven have been confirmed as elected in their…

Read More

Ngā Hau e Whā
From the Editor

It’s hard to believe it is only three months since we published the last issue of TE KARAKA. So much can change in such a short time, as we have witnessed with the passing of a number of whānau and tribal leaders, among them Tahu Pōtiki and Pere Tainui. Over the past year we have had the privilege of featuring stories on both Tahu and Pere – two rangatira with incredible vision and passion for their whānau, hapū, and iwi; and for the revitalisation of cultural practices.

Read More

From the CEO
Big plans ahead for me!

I know you are supposed to be discreet about your age but it’s a bit late for that now as I move closer towards that gold card than most others around me in the workplace. As a child it seemed to take forever for my birthday to roll around each year, knowing that a present would arrive from my grandmother in the form of a card with 20 cents inside the envelope. Of course once this landed in my lap, I was straight down to the corner dairy to buy a bag of lollies. This event marked another year older.

Read More


Moturau is the correct Māori name for Lake Manapōuri in Te Rua-o-te-Moko (Fiordland). Roto-Ua is an earlier name for the lake, and was given by the Waitaha explorer Rākaihautū when digging the lake with his kō, on account of the persistent rain that troubled his party here. Puhiruru (Rona Island) is the island in the…

Read More