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Telling our stories

  One of our goals at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, is that the dreams and achievements of all Ngāi Tahu whānui are communicated and celebrated. The global emigration of our people however, means we have had to adapt and develop contemporary ways to connect and engage with our whānau. To that end, Te Rūnanga…

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Ngāi Tahu woman involved in volcanic research

When Rebecca Fitzgerald started a double degree in law and science at Canterbury University, it’s unlikely she would have imagined herself appearing in a Canadian Discovery Channel documentary mapping the impact craters of flying volcanic rocks. But that has been her reality since she dropped law after her first year of study (despite very good…

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Fulbright scholar heads to Colorado

Lucy Carter (Ngāi Tahu) was overwhelmed when she heard she had won a Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award, which will enable her to complete a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Sociology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, USA. Lucy, 23, who affiliates to Ōraka Aparima, will travel to the United States on…

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Mahinga Kai Exemplar Project launched

Singer Tiki Taane and ‘Bugman’ Ruud Kleinpaste joined 250 community volunteers to plant over 400 hundred plants in Anzac Drive Reserve last weekend. The Matariki initiative marked the launch of the Mahinga Kai Exemplar project – a project co-led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Avon-Ōtākaro Network – and the first steps in greening…

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Lake health improves

Over the last five years, Te Roto o Wairewa has shown encouraging signs of improved health, with improved water quality enabling macrophytes (aquatic plants) to flower for the first time in many years. This occurred earlier this year. The species that has flowered in the lake is Myriophyllum triphyllum, which is known to have high…

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Football success

Rebecca Lake (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Irakehu), has been named in the New Zealand Secondary School Under 16 representative football team, to tour Thailand in July. Rebecca, the daughter of Tony and Sara Lake of Kaiapoi, has been selected in a squad of 18 players and is one of two students selected from Canterbury. The team…

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26th June 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Matariki planting: turning the red zone green

Singer Tiki Taane will be among the celebrity guests joining community volunteers to take the first steps in greening the red zone in Christchurch this Saturday – 28th June 2014. Four hundred native plants donated by the Department of Conservation, a school community garden and a grove of fruit trees will be planted out in…

New Zealand Blood Service building progresses

The new $25 million state-of-the-art blood centre that Ngāi Tahu Property is developing for the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) is progressing well, with work now well underway on the internal fit-out. The purpose-designed facility comprises of a donor centre, manufacturing and testing laboratories along with specialised warehousing and support function offices. Due to the…

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Let’s Clear the Air

Environment Canterbury has launched its ‘Let’s Clear the Air Campaign 2014,’ to address the ongoing problem of winter pollution in Christchurch. The campaign focuses on smoky chimneys and better burning, with a view to encouraging ‘smoke-free fires.’ It includes creating programs to help wood burner users to reduce pollution and encourages the development of ultra-low…

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Whale recovery at Pareora

Te pou i te ara tika i ngaro The kaikaraka called to her, from Pareora Beach. The whānau gathered. Knives glinted in the sun. She knew, her koha would be honoured. Teoti Jardine 29 May, 2014. A dead 11.3 metre sub-adult humpback whale washed ashore last month at Pareora and the Department of Conservation granted…

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