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Poroporoāki Aunty Jane Davis

Nō hea rā te takiauē e tō ana i kā au o te manawa? Nō Ōroko, nō Ōkākā, nō Ō te Wao Ko te taki o te Hākuwai e pāoro nei He au moana nō Te Takutai o Te Tītī e toro atu ana ki te mano o Tahu Pōtiki e hotuhotu ana i te…

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20th March 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Māori community of Ōtautahi assists with burial process for victims

Representatives of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Ngāi Tūāhuriri met today with Māori community leaders of Ōtautahi/Christchurch, as they continue to assist the Muslim community following the tragic events of Friday, 15 March. Dr Te Maire Tau, Ūpoko of Ngāi Tūāhuriri (mana whenua for Ōtautahi/Christchurch), says the Māori community is committed to supporting the…

28th January 2019
Posted under: Pānui

Descendants of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa visit tallest mountain in Aotearoa

Two sons of famed mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa have just visited New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook, where they were hosted by Ngāi Tahu. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa famously accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on the first successful summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Growing up with the legacy of this remarkable achievement, Everest and the Himalaya…

12th October 2018
Posted under: Pānui

Cultural treasure unveiled in central Ōtautahi

Today’s grand opening of Tūranga shows what can be achieved when local iwi play a lead role in city design. Ngāi Tūāhuriri – the local Ngāi Tahu hapū that is mana whenua for the city – heavily influenced the design and build of Tūranga. This was led by Matapopore Charitable Trust cultural advisors alongside Christchurch…

Te Ātanga, the Broadhurst-Shelford trophy unveiled

A special taonga, Te Ātanga – the Broadhurst-Shelford Trophy, was unveiled for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles match against the Vodafone Warriors on June 9 in Christchurch. The name Te Ātanga (my beautiful one, my adornment) comes from “E rere taku kahu ātangatanga – Soar my beautiful eagle”. The eagle in flight is a wonderful…

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17th May 2018
Posted under: Pānui

Agreement reached

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Ngāti Wheke), Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata (Koukourārata), Ngāi Tahu Seafood Limited and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (the Ngāi Tahu parties) are pleased to announce a mediated agreement has been reached with the Lyttelton Port Company Limited (LPC) regarding the navigation channel deepening project. It is important to note that…

A new life for survey maps

A joint project between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Archives New Zealand, Land Information New Zealand, and Environment Canterbury is bringing the original survey plans of Canterbury to life on a new digital platform. During the European settlement of Canterbury in the 19th Century, land was surveyed for the legal purchase and sale of land…

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$2.6 billion boost to the economy

A report recently released in Parliament by Hon Willie Jackson, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, BERL and Tokona Te Raki shows that if current inequalities in education, employment and income for Māori are alleviated there would be a $2.6 billion per year boost to the economy. The report looks at current inequalities in education, employment…

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Launch of Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour

An aspirational plan to restore the cultural and ecological health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour has been launched. Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour is the result of a commitment made by Environment Canterbury, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch City Council, and the Lyttelton Port Company under the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan 2015 to…

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Isobel lands inaugural Te Rokohira Scholarship

  Isobel Prasad (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Huikai) is the inaugural recipient of the Te Rokohira Scholarship, a new and exciting scholarship launched late last year for Ngāi Tahu whānui who have a passion for broadcast journalism. Isobel, who is 18 years old and former Head Girl at Burnside High School, has received a full scholarship…

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