Ngāi Tahu Related Sites

Links to other Ngāi Tahu websites

Mahaanui Kurataiao Limited is a resource and environmental management advisory company established in 2007 by the six local Rūnanga to assist and improve the recognition and protection of tangata whenua values in their takiwā.

Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd (MKT) has a general mandate to represent the interests of these Papatipu Rūnanga who hold manawhenua rights and interests over the lands and waters within their respective takiwā (from the Hurunui River in the north, to the Hakatere/Ashburton River in the south, and inland to Kā Tiritiri o Te Moana (the Southern Alps):

  • Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga
  • Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Rūnanga
  • Te Rūnanga o Koukourārata
  • Ōnuku Rūnanga
  • Wairewa Rūnanga
  • Te Taumutu Rūnanga

Kotahi Mano Kāika – Our Ngāi Tahu Māori language vision is to have at least one thousand Ngāi Tahu households speaking te reo Māori as a natural language of communication by the year 2025.

Tahu FM is the South Island Māori radio network that broadcasts in Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Kaikōura. It also broadcasts on Sky Digital channel 505.

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited is the commercial arm of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and trades under the name Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group. It manages a diversified portfolio of investments across four business pillars: equities, property, seafood and tourism.

The main focus of Ngāi Tahu Property Limited is property investment and development and the management of the Iwi’s Right of First Refusal (RFR) to purchase Crown property assets.

Based in the South Island of New Zealand, Ngāi Tahu Seafood exports top quality seafood caught in Pacific waters to Australia, Asia, USA and Europe. Ngāi Tahu Seafood is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of Ngāi Tahu.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism Limited is the parent company for a selection of iconic tourism businesses including boating experiences, guided walks and eco tourism ventures in some of the most spectacular locations in New Zealand.

Te Tapuae o Rehua was set up in 1998 to increase Māori participation in tertiary education, and ensure high quality course content for Māori tertiary students. The Te Tapuae shareholders are Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Lincoln University, Otago Polytechnic, the University of Canterbury and the University of Otago.

He Oranga Pounamu Charitable Trust organises and integrates health and social services for Māori in the Ngāi Tahu rohe (area).

Ngāi Tahu Pounamu: Ngāi Tahu are, the kaitiaki (guardians) of pounamu found in Te Waipounamu (South Island of New Zealand). The Ngāi Tahu Pounamu website provides a traceability system whereby Ngāi Tahu pounamu stands apart from imported and black market products as being a superior and genuine product.

All Ngāi Tahu Authenticated pounamu shows the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu registered trademark and a unique traceability code, that when entered online, identifies the origin and whakapapa of the stone, how it was extracted and processed and who the artist was that carved it. The unique traceability code is your guarantee that your product is authentic.

Sites of Interest

28th (Māori) Battalion – This site is dedicated to the men who served with New Zealand’s 28th (Māori) Battalion during the Second World War, and to their whānau and friends. Between 1941 and 1945 the Māori Battalion forged an outstanding reputation on the battlefields of Greece, Crete, North Africa and Italy. This is a fascinating story of spirit and adventure, courage and camaraderie, victory and tragedy.