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16th September 2019
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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…

5th September 2019
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Freshwater plan lacks treaty partnership

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu acknowledges the intent of the announcement today by Minister Parker, “Action on Healthy Waterways” but notes the resources required to deliver the reforms will be significant and the devil is in the detail. Of greater concern to the iwi is the lack of acknowledgement by the Crown of its Treaty…

28th August 2019
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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
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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…

5th July 2019
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Significant landmark for one of country’s biggest national parks

A large pou whenua has been unveiled in Kahurangi National Park at a blessing ceremony today. Pou whenua, or land posts, are used to mark territorial boundaries and areas of significance to tangata whenua. The blessing was attended by approximately 50 people, including Minister of Conservation and Land Information Hon Eugenie Sage, and representatives of…

28th June 2019
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Announcement of Relativity payment

Tēnā koutou katoa, i runga i a Matariki kua tau nei, he kōrero whakahirahira e whai ake nei e ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki – Aoraki matatū! I am pleased to announce that the Crown has made a payment to Ngāi Tahu as a result of our Relativity Mechanism. The payment is for $1.2 million,…

8th April 2019
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Time to rewire vocational education in Aotearoa

The current vocational education review is an opportunity to address the long-standing inequities in our education system for Māori, says Executive Director of Tokona Te Raki Māori Futures Collective, Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena. “One-third of all working age Māori leave school with no qualifications, disillusioned by an education system that leaves them feeling isolated and unable…

27th March 2019
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Unity the focus of National Remembrance Service

Local and international artists, communities around New Zealand and across the world will come together on Friday for the National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it. The Remembrance Service, Ko Tātou, Tātou We Are One, will be held in North Hagley Park starting at…

21st March 2019
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Official call to prayer event announced

All New Zealanders will be invited to join a call to prayer tomorrow (22 March) as a show of support for the Muslim community. An official call to prayer event will take place from 1pm at Hagley Park, across from the Al Noor Masjid on Deans Avenue in Ōtautahi. The Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda…

20th March 2019
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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…