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Success for Ngāi Tahu winemaker

When Hayden Johnston of Central Otago came to name his export brand wine, he settled on the name of his Ngāi Tahu ancestor, Kurukuru. “Kurukuru was my great-great-great-great-grandmother from Stewart Island. She married Scottish-born seafarer, Captain James Joss, who purchased land on the island from Hone Tuhawaiki in 1830,” says Hayden. Today the Kuru Kuru…

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Te Matatini episode five, part one

Welcome to the final episode of the Te Matatini Web Series, He Ngākau Aroha. For this episode it is in two parts. Part one will look at the pōwhiri, the venue, Pūtaringamotu, the market area and also capturing what Te Matatini means to people from around the motu.

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Manawa Hou Ngāti Waewae

This is a warm invitation calling Ngāi Tahu teenagers to join Manawa Hou – our four day hīkoi designed to give rangatahi an opportunity to explore their Ngāi Tahu identity and takiwā.

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Officials impressed by partnership progress

A visit to the Selwyn-Waihora Catchment in early March, has given Government officials a first-hand view of the water conservation work being carried out by Ngāi Tahu and Environment Canterbury. Environment Canterbury’s Director of Resource Management and Whakaora Te Waihora Joint Officials and Steering Group member, Kim Drummond, stressed the importance of the visit. “It’s…

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China girl

Taima van der Leden has returned to Aotearoa after a year studying in Beijing as the inaugural Agria-Hōaka Scholar. We asked Taima about the highlights of her year.

“I think I’ve gained some real insights into the Chinese culture,” says Taima who was enrolled at the prestigious Tsinghua University, where she studied Mandarin in the humanities and social science department.

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He Toki students shine at Te Matatini

Around 50 He Toki ki te Rika Māori Trades Training and Pasifika Trades Training students, alongside CPIT staff, helped to make Te Matatini 2015 the memorable event it was from 4-8 March. Programme Manager, Māori Trades Training, Hemi Te Hemi says the students worked on painting, building and installing various features of the site venue…

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19th March 2015
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Special legislation for racecourse development welcomed

The partnership seeking to develop land at Riccarton Park Racecourse welcomes government efforts to reduce red tape. In an announcement this morning, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said the government will introduce special legislation which will pave the way for the Joint Venture between the Trustees that govern Riccarton Park Racecourse and Ngāi…

Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 – Maraka, Maraka!

E ngā kahika, e te iwi whānui, nāia te mihi kau atu i runga i ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā. Descendants of Ārai-te-uru waka, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, me Te Rūnanga o Moeraki are for the first time hosting Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 – Maraka Maraka together in the Otago region….

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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu relocates

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has moved to new premises at: Te Whare o Te Waipounamu 15 Show Place Addington Christchurch 8024 Our postal address remains the same: Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, P.O. Box 13 046, Christchurch 8141 The move to Te Whare o Te Waipounamu signals the coming together of all Ngāi Tahu…

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Te Matatini 2015 Festival – Waitaha says thank you

The Waitaha Cultural Council, Christchurch City Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu wish to thank all those people that have contributed to make Te Matatini 2015 a spectacular event. It has been a complete and utter pleasure and an honour to host the nation in Ōtautahi for Te Matatini,” says Waitaha Cultural Council chair…

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