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16th September 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Draft Kātiki Point management plan released

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is now accepting public submissions on its draft plan to protect Kātiki Point for future generations. Kātiki Point – which receives up to 40,000 visitors a year – is a headland that forms the southern tip of Moeraki peninsula in coastal North Otago. It is home to unique wildlife, scenery…

He Aituā – Tahu Pōtiki

It is with immense sadness that I acknowledge the loss of my dear friend and colleague Tahu Leslie Karetai Kingi Pōtiki, who passed away in the early evening of Tuesday, 27 August.

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28th August 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Freshwater report a platform for discussion

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have welcomed the clarity of findings in the Wai 2358 Stage 2 Report released by the Waitangi Tribunal today. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says the report makes several clear observations regarding Māori interests in water and provides strong advice to inform discussions between iwi and the Crown. “Ministers cannot and must…

16th August 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Executive resigns

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Executive Mike Sang has today announced his resignation, after nearly seven years in the role and a decade working for the iwi. Mr Sang will remain Chief Executive until 20 March 2020, to allow time for a recruitment process to take place and a smooth transition to new leadership. “I’ve thoroughly…

Ngāi Tahu Pounamu and Child Cancer Foundation strengthen partnership

Ngāi Tahu Pounamu Ltd. and the Child Cancer Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today which builds on the relationship the two organisations have enjoyed since 2015. Ngāi Tahu Pounamu produces hand-made pounamu beads for the Beads of Courage® programme offered by the Child Cancer Foundation. The pounamu bead is the first Bead of…

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From the Editor

As we go to print with this issue of TE KARAKA, Oranga Tamariki continues to be at the forefront of media attention. As is often the case the coverage is largely condemning of the actions of the organisation and its leadership. I am sure there are many success stories to counter these but I guess they don’t make for such sensational headlines.

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From the CEO
Haea Te Awa

With the government’s Wellbeing Budget now announced, we can get on with our own future planning. For the past 18 months we have been working on turning our attention to better positioning our papatipu rūnanga to lead their own wellbeing, environment, and economic aspirations. The idea of regional development has created a groundswell of interest across our rūnanga, with a number readying themselves to lead the way into local investment opportunities. The thought of creating local employment with our own whānau in our own businesses in our own regions is certainly something to get excited about.

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Ka hao te Rakatahi
Let’s cut the toxic banter

Nā Nuku Tau I want to begin by acknowledging the horrific events that took place in Christchurch on 15 March. It’s genuinely hard to find words to express how disgusting and heartbreaking the massacre was. I was gladdened to see our tribe wrap support around those affected, and sincerely hope we as a nation can…

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He Whakaaro
“Hello, brother”

On Friday 15 March 2019 Haji-Daoud Nabi stood at the door of the Al Noor mosque and welcomed his killer with the words, “Hello, brother.” These two words of faith, of welcome, and of fellowship are the light of hope that shone brightly that dark day. There was no anger in the voice of Haji-Daoud Nabi, who would be killed for his faith. There was no aggression. There were just two gentle words of welcome that will reverberate throughout our history.

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