He mihi aroha, he mihi whakamānawa – This year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List sees a magnificent line up of Kāi Tahu members honoured for their extraordinary leadership and contributions. Tahu News also acknowledges renowned kaumātua Dame Aroha Reriti-Crofts as the first Kāi Tahu Dame Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit. E kā rika…
A Ngāi Tahu academic says Māori are the lead experts in the history of Māori place names in Te Waipounamu. Dr Matiu Payne has responded to a recent letter published in the Akaroa Mail that he says is a misinformed opinion about Horomaka, an area of special significance for his iwi.
He kōrero āwhina mō te āpōpō, mō te ākekokeko – The young and talented Māui Brennan takes time to share with us some of his data insights to what whānau can expect about the way jobs will look like in the near future. Kia takatū! You might be surprised to hear what Brennan says. Ko…
Nau mai, hora mai Ahumahi – Ngāi Tahu Property spent time with Tahu News to kōrero about the new industrial parks it has in the pipeline for small to large businesses under the brand Ahumahi. Mātaki mai! The company has massive opportunities for new and existing businesses. Kei a Henare Te Aika-Puanaki ngā whakamahuki.
University of Otago Professor Poia Rewi says he’s ready for the challenges ahead in his new role as chief executive of Te Mātāwai. The staunch reo advocate spoke to Tahu News about his new role and the years he’s spent working with Ngāi Tahu.
Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā Māori Pharmacists Association remain true to their core business – to provide medical information and support to whānau by any means necessary. Ko tōna tāhuhu ko te kaupapa Māori. Their hotline is still going strong. Ko Henare Te Aika-Puanaki te kaikawe kōrero.
Hoea tō koutou nā waka Kōmanawa! Haeata kaiako Antonio Toetoe spearheaded a waiata project on behalf of his Kōmanawa whānau of kaiako and tamariki. The result – an awesome waiata and new music opportunities for the Kōmanawa whānau to explore. Ko Henare Te Aika-Puanaki te kaikawe kōrero.
One of the most seasoned haka performers in Te Waipounamu is disappointed that the regional Waitaha kapa haka competition has been cancelled. Tihi Puanaki spoke to Tahu News following this announcement, which will see the three qualifying teams from Te Matatini 2019 represent their rohe again on the national stage in 2021. Tawhiri Rūrū with…
A south island hapū are celebrating a new bylaw that will limit fishing within the Whakaraupō Mātaitai reserve. Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke say the decision from the Ministry of Fisheries is crucial to safeguarding the local fisheries. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.
A group of Māori creatives have teamed up to make a special production that’s taking theatre to social media. Writer and director Hōhepa Waitoa had work lined up for his company Mahimahi Productions until the end of the year, but COVID-19 changed it all. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.
He tipu mīharo te kōaka – e tipu, e rea. We catch up with Brendan McIntosh, co-owner of Plant Based NZ, about the miracle hemp plant and how the hemp business is managing during these tough times.
Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rakatahi! Kāi Tahu rakatahi have kickstarted a new business to sell kaimoana to whānau, bringing the taste of the Chathams to Aotearoa. Though the current climate looks gloomy, rakatahi have their wits about them, and interestingly things are slowly on the up. Tūwhitia te hopo! Ko Henare Te…
The hard hit tourism industry has received a much needed $400 million cash injection in the 2020 budget. Finance Minister Grant Robertson made the announcement today in what’s being labelled as an unprecedented budget. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.
Changes to tangihanga restrictions will see Funeral Directors now able to ask public health authorities for an exemption to allow up to 50 people attend tangihanga. The changes under alert level 2 were announced today by the Minister of Health, David Clarke, however some tikanga experts say the changes haven’t gone far enough. Henare Te…
Dr. Eruera Tarena talks about Tokona Te Raki’s latest document – Kia Puta ki Rangiātea, to help whānau think about creating a healthy future. Thinking and discussing our potential future is an important step to realising it.
Labour MP Rino Tirikātene welcomes the Māori party candidate, Tākuta Ferris, in the race for the Te Tai Tonga seat at this years general election. Tirikātene has held the seat for the past 9 years, after toppling the Māori Party’s Rāhui Katene in 2011.
The Māori Party have announced Māori academic, Tākuta (Doc) Ferris as their candidate to run for the Te Tai Tonga seat. Mr Ferris spoke to Tahu News this weekend about why he’s running and the challenge ahead to beat the incumbent, Labours Rino Tirikātene.
Retailers and eateries are harikoa to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Reo advocates are embracing technology to encourage more te reo Māori in the homes. Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata are running a special kaupapa during the nationwide lockdown in the hope of capturing reo Māori at home. Tāwhiri Ruru with this story.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism will put 10 of its businesses into hibernation for the foreseeable future, with over 300 kaimahi losing their jobs as a consequence. Mike Pohio, Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, spoke exclusively to Tahu News about the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the iwi businesses and their kaimahi.
Christchurch kaihaka are getting haka fit online thanks to a whānau whose gym has been shut during the nationwide lockdown. Manu and Corey Hale own Hale Compound Conditioning and say while times are tough, they’ve found a way to reach out to their clients from the comfort of their own home. Tāwhiri Ruru with this…
The whānau of Tuahiwi musician, Jimmy Brennan, said they attempted to keep to tangihanga restrictions under alert level, but were overwhelmed when around 130 people turned up. Dave Brennan organised his brother Jimmy’s tangihanga and said any harm done was unintentional. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.
Ōtākou whānau are presenting a united front as the country continues the battle against COVID-19. Te Rūnaka ō Ōtākou spokesperson, Michelle Taiaroa says their elderly are vulnerable and they aren’t taking any risks. Tāwhiri Ruru with this story.
Whakaoko mai e te iwi! Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai updates us on current iwi challenges, focuses, opportunities and more.
It’s no secret many whānau are under pressure during the strict conditions of New Zealand’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus . This Friday a nationwide campaign will launch using haka to help whānau through these trying times.
Mātaki mai! Areare mai! Some of our Ngāi Tahu whānau take time to share their kōrero about ANZAC day. Hai taoka maria anō mō tātou katoa.
He ika a Whiro a Epiniha Rātapu, nō Ngāi Tahu. One of two remaining living veterans of the 28th Māori Battalion, Epiniha shares through his daughter Myrtle stories and memories during WWII.
Ahakoa he tikanga hōu, he tikanga aroha tonu – While this year’s way of commemorating differs … it is still done with love.
Get yourself hot kai, good kōrero and a COVID-19 test down at Ngā Hau e Whā Marae, east Ōtautahi whānau. Even if you’re not feeling sick or showing any symptoms, it’s important as many whānau as possible are tested all around Aotearoa.
E hoa mā, missing your FUSH and Joe’s Garage Wigram fixes? Ko tāua tāua! Owner Anton Matthews shares his concerns about the effects of lock-down on his kaimahi and businesses here in Ōtautahi. We hope to see his, and other Māori businesses, open again as soon as the alert levels lower. Tūwhitia te hopo, mairangatia…
Awarua and Ōraka Aparima share some of their response work within their rūnaka to COVID-19.
Kapa unsettled as Waitaha kapa haka regional competition remains on hold.
Nāia Te Rūnaka o Koukourarata e whakapau kaha ana ki te hāpai ake i ō rātou uri
I te koreka o poroporoākī ā-tinana atu, awaiho noa mai tēnei hai kāika rua mō puna whakaaro. Huia ana ko te aroha nui, ko aroha roa ki ruka ki a koe e Hui e. Moe mai rā e te poua.
Nāia kā kātoitoi a ētahi tumuaki, hēmana anō hoki mō ā rātou mahi i te ao mātauraka.
He kōrero whānui nā te kaihautū o Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu mō ngā mahi a te iwi i tēnei wā o te hōrapa o COVID-19.
He maimai aroha ki te pūkōrero, ki te manu tātarariki, ko Jimmy Brennan. Ko Henare Te Aika-Puanaki te kaikawekōrero.
I hope that you and your whānau are adjusting to life in your ‘bubble’ – I know that a lot of us are facing different challenges, whether it be keeping tamariki entertained, keeping on top of our workloads if we’re lucky enough to be working from home, or simply worrying about whānau members that we won’t be able to see for the next few weeks. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu want to support all of our whānau where practical through this period, and this email will update you on some of the latest developments.