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22nd October 2020
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West Coast Regional Council and Poutini Ngāi Tahu break new ground

The West Coast Regional Council and Poutini Ngāi Tahu are embarking on a significant milestone with New Zealand’s first signing of a Mana Whakahono ā Rohe – Iwi Participation Agreement. The agreement, with an overarching Paetae Kotahitanga ki Te Tai Poutini – Partnership Protocol, is a collaboration between representatives from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae,…

19th October 2020
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Introducing the Tumu Taiao – mana whenua experts for the Canterbury Regional Council

Anei kau ana te reo maioha o Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu me te Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha i ruka i te ekeka mai o Iaean Cranwell rāua ko Yvette Couch-Lewis hai Tumu Taiao – Mana Whenua Experts – ki te pae Kaunihera Taiao ki Waitaha. Environment Canterbury and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu are…

2nd October 2020
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Bloomfield’s namesake arrives just in time for Save Kiwi Month

Newly hatched kiwi chick Bloom has a rare white patch and has arrived in time to celebrate the start of Save Kiwi Month. The name was drawn at random on TVNZ’s Breakfast show this morning and is a tribute to Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield. Bloom hatched at Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery on Tuesday…

28th September 2020
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Pidge the oldest kererū returns to his nest after 24 years

One of the oldest documented kererū, 29-year-old Pidge, has returned to his birthplace to enjoy retirement. A wet, slightly bedraggled kererū showed up at the National Kiwi Hatchery in the Rainbow Springs Nature Park complex in Rotorua late last month. It was spotted on the ground nibbling a tree sapling and oblivious to the noise…

24th September 2020
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Help! Our first chick of the season needs a name

The National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua is celebrating the hatching of its first chick of the 2020 season – and its kaimahi (staff) are calling for help from the public to name the little taonga. After incubating for about 78 days, the 338-gram kiwi hatched on Monday 21 September and emerged with one white eyebrow,…

18th September 2020
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Double National Kiwi Hatchery celebration on the cards

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching of its first kiwi chick of the season. The hatchery will reopen – with adjusted operating hours and tour times to accommodate the domestic market – on Saturday 26 September thanks to funding…

11th September 2020
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Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāi Tahu Property, CDHB working to deliver Christchurch Hospital car park solution

“…i ahu mai ōku ture i tōku tipuna i a Tūāhuriri, ‘Āwhinatia, kia atawhai ki te iwi – My laws come from my ancestor, Tūāhuriri. Cherish and care for the people.” (Pita Te Hori, Ūpoko, Ngāi Tūāhuriri) A partnership involving Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāi Tahu Property, and the Canterbury District Health Board will enable the delivery…

10th September 2020
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Dart River Adventures reopening in time for summer

Ngāi Tahu Tourism business Dart River Adventures, near Queenstown, is set to reopen from 3 December. The Dart River Wilderness Jet and Funyaks (inflatable kayaks) will be back on offer from summer 2020-21 with adjusted pricing and operating hours to accommodate the domestic market. The venture can reopen thanks to funding from the Strategic Tourism…

8th September 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings welcomes experienced wāhine to the board

Ngāi Tahu Holdings is excited to announce the appointment of two new directors to its board – Kristen Kohere-Soutar (Ngāi Tahu – Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāti Rakiamoa, Ngāti Waewae, Ngāti Wheke; Ngāti Porou; Rongowhakaata) and Juliet Tainui-Hernandez (Ngāi Tahu – Ōnuku, Te Whakatohea). Both highly experienced directors are joining the Ngāi Tahu Holdings Board for three-year…

8th September 2020
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The Station acquisition further cements Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s commitment to Queenstown

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has taken full ownership of The Station booking and information hub in central Queenstown as it looks to create a presence for its reopened tourism experiences, including Shotover Jet. The Station, on the corner of Shotover and Camp streets in the town centre, has been a highly visible part of Queenstown’s tourism…