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8th October 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Rare Māori treasures highlight significant wetlands

More than 20 rare taonga are on display at Tūranga library, as part of a new exhibition celebrating the special relationship Ngāi Tahu has with wetlands. Curated by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Christchurch City Libraries, Whakaata mai te Kūkūwai – Reflections from the Wetlands opens Sunday and runs until February. The exhibition, which…

6th October 2021
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Ngāi Tahu welcomes Southland aquaculture settlement

The signing of an aquaculture agreement between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (Te Rūnanga), Te Ohu Kaimoana, and the Government, delivers on the Crown’s settlement obligations and creates opportunities for Ngāi Tahu to undertake marine farming in Murihiku. Ngāi Tahu has been advocating for its rights in the marine aquaculture sector since the 1992 fisheries…

5th October 2021
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Mana whenua bless site of future ACC building

The site of the future state-of-the-art ACC office in Dunedin has been blessed by mana whenua at a dawn ceremony on Tuesday morning. A blessing and sod turning was hosted by whānau from Ōtākou at the Dowling St site and marks an important step in the construction process. The small event began with karakia before…

4th October 2021
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings turns around deficit in 2021 financial results

Ngāi Tahu Holdings has released its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2021, announcing a $240m profit for the year. Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chair Mark Tume says a focus on improving operating performance included working more efficiently and cohesively. Increases in the value of investments, particularly from the property portfolio also supported the…

The growing mana of the kākāpō

The rimu are expected to mast in the South this summer, supporting the kākāpō population to breed again. Following highly successful breeding seasons in 2016 and 2019, the kākāpō population is doing well and is currently sitting at 201 individual birds.

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27th September 2021
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University of Canterbury announces Office of Treaty Partnership, the Ngāi Tahu Centre

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury (UC) have announced the establishment of an Office of Treaty Partnership, Kā Waimaero | the Ngāi Tahu Centre. Today’s announcement signals progressive new changes to the structure of the University to acknowledge mana whenua Treaty Partners – believed to…

7th September 2021
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings appoints Chief Executive

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Operating Officer and former Ngāi Tahu Seafood Chair, Craig Ellison (Ngāi Tahu) has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings for a period of 10 months. He will begin in the role on 1 December 2021. Ngāi Tahu Holdings chair Mark Tume made the announcement today. Ellison’s…

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From the Editor

When TE KARAKA first landed in letter boxes in the mid-1990s, Ngāi Tahu was in the midst of Te Kerēme. The magazine played a pivotal role in ensuring whānau not only kept up-to-date about this very complex and critical process, but were also able to gain an insight and understanding into the history of how it came to be. Throughout the years TE KARAKA has continued to evolve. In every issue we are privileged to share the rich and diverse stories that celebrate what it means to be Ngāi Tahu. These stories help connect whānau with their whakapapa, their whenua and with each other.

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From the CEO
A walk down memory lane

For the past nine years I have brought this column to you in a way that has reflected the day-to-day reality of my multigenerational whare in Tuahiwi. Recently we bid farewell to our dearly loved father, William Ruwhiu QSM, who was the centre and life-force of our whānau. With his effervescent personality he would begin each day with “mōrena” and when I would ask “how are you today”, his cheeky reply would be: “Well, I’m still alive.” Dad was a quick-witted social character who easily brought humour to any situation. It was easy to see how he could build rapport with anyone as he made you feel like you were a star no matter who you were.

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Whenua
Mātakitaki

MĀTAKITAKI is the correct spelling for the Matukituki River, which flows from Kā Tiritiri-o-te-moana (the Southern Alps) into the west side of Lake Wānaka.

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