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6th February 2019
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Waitangi Day commemorated at Ōnuku marae

Waitangi Day commemorated at Ōnuku Marae Waitangi Day commemorations at Ōnuku Marae in Akaroa were centred on partnership and connection. Large crowds were welcomed to Ōnuku Marae for the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival this morning, including Her Excellency, The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, and Hon. Lianne Dalziel Mayor…

28th January 2019
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Descendants of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa visit tallest mountain in Aotearoa

Two sons of famed mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa have just visited New Zealand’s tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook, where they were hosted by Ngāi Tahu. Tenzing Norgay Sherpa famously accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on the first successful summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Growing up with the legacy of this remarkable achievement, Everest and the Himalaya…

29th November 2018
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Ngāti Waewae focused on future growth for the Coast

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae welcomes today’s announcement about funding for development of the Dolomite Point (Punakaiki) Redevelopment Project (DPRP). The Provincial Growth Fund has announced a commitment of $25.6M in funding for the project at Punakaiki on the West Coast. “Dolomite Point, or Punakaiki, is one of New Zealand’s most visited spots with more…

24th November 2018
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Ngāi Tahu takes another step to address climate change

Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai today launched a strategy that will help Papatipu Rūnanga further prepare for the effects of climate change. He Rautaki Mō Te Huringa o Te Āhuarangi – the Ngāi Tahu Climate Change Strategy – provides the overall framework that will support decision making within the tribe in the years ahead. Mrs Tumahai says…

24th November 2018
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Positive Outcome in Hamilton Bus Strike

We’ve been advised that strike action has ceased following negotiations between Go Bus and First Union to reach a satisfactory outcome. First Union has agreed to lift its strike notice against Go Bus, and in return Go Bus will immediately lift the Lock Out notice that had been issued against 69 First Union members, who…

12th November 2018
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Ngāi Tahu to formally partner with Oranga Tamariki

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today became the first iwi to sign a strategic partnership with Oranga Tamariki under s7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. Chief Executives Arihia Bennett (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu) and Gráinne Moss (Oranga Tamariki) were in Wellington today for the signing. Ms Bennett said the partnership, which is two…

31st October 2018
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Ngāi Tahu supports continued representation on ECan

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu supports Environment Canterbury in its promotion of a local bill to Parliament. The Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill, if passed, would permit Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to appoint up to two members to the Regional Council. “We look forward to the introduction of the bill to the…

25th October 2018
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Strong focus on sustainability as Ngāi Tahu celebrates continued growth

South Island iwi Ngāi Tahu has reported another solid financial performance with a net profit of $150m for the financial year ended 30 June 2018. The profit generated by Ngāi Tahu Holdings, the commercial arm of the iwi, resulted in a direct distribution of $61m to the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, which…

12th October 2018
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Cultural treasure unveiled in central Ōtautahi

Today’s grand opening of Tūranga shows what can be achieved when local iwi play a lead role in city design. Ngāi Tūāhuriri – the local Ngāi Tahu hapū that is mana whenua for the city – heavily influenced the design and build of Tūranga. This was led by Matapopore Charitable Trust cultural advisors alongside Christchurch…

24th September 2018
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Ngāi Tahu hosts Chinese jade carving delegation in Te Waipounamu

A large delegation of leading Chinese Jade experts and dignitaries were hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in Hokitika yesterday in the second of three events to progress the establishment of a New Zealand-based pounamu carving institute. The Institute will bring together cultural exchanges and utilise the teaching of both Ngāi Tahu and Chinese…