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8th January 2021
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Funding for Te Waihora restoration project celebrated

Te Taumutu Rūnanga and the Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere, have welcomed the recent announcement that their application to the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund for project funding had been successful. Co-Governance Co-Chairs Liz Brown (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Interim) and Jenny Hughey (Environment Canterbury) said that, over five years,…

10th December 2020
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Ngāi Tahu & ACC to build new central city Dunedin ACC office

Ngāi Tahu Property and the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) today signed an agreement to build a new state-of-the-art ACC office building in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Construction is set to get under way in 2021 at the site of the Dowling Street Carpark. The building, which is a 50:50 joint venture between Ngāi Tahu Property and the…

1st December 2020
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The All Blacks Experience is the next closest thing to being an All Black

Following seven years of planning and more than a year of construction, the All Blacks Experience has been officially launched at a VIP function in Auckland tonight. All Blacks Experience Board Chair Dame Julie Christie officially declared the venue open at SkyCity Federal Street, ahead of the newest tourist attraction in Aotearoa welcoming the public…

21st November 2020
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Lisa Tumahai re-elected Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere

Lisa Tumahai, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative for Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga, has today been re-elected as Kaiwhakahaere (chair) of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. The result follows an election held today at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Board meeting with Lisa receiving unanimous support from the 18-member board. Matapura Ellison, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi…

16th November 2020
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A digital milestone for Vodafone and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

He whakatutukihanga matihiko nui mā Vodafone me Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu He kaupapa mahi ngātahi e whai nei kia whai hua ake ai ngā whānau puta noa i Te Waipounamu Kua waitohungia e Vodafone Aotearoa me Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu tētahi whakaaetanga rautaki e mahi ngātahi ai rāua, otirā, e aro ai te…

16th November 2020
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Film career opportunities for Ngāi Tahu rakatahi

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has teamed up with an international film studio and a British youth charity to give rakatahi (youths) a chance to get a start in the screen industry. This Wednesday evening, Lionsgate UK and The Youth Group are hosting a virtual conference showcasing the screen industry and career pathways within it….

9th November 2020
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Ngāi Tahu releases annual financial results

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today released its annual report for the financial year ended 30 June 2020, outlining the significant impacts of COVID-19, and particularly the border closure, on Ngāi Tahu Holdings’ businesses. Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chair Mark Tume says: “We have not been immune to the effects of the COVID-19 response and like…

2nd November 2020
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Ngāi Tahu takes court action to protect South Island lakes and rivers

Ngāi Tahu has lodged a statement of claim in the High Court at Christchurch seeking recognition of its rangatiratanga over the freshwater in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā (area). Its statement of claim is to address the ongoing degradation of awa (rivers) and moana (lakes) caused by environmental mismanagement. Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai says: “For generations we…

2nd November 2020
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Countdown to kick-off of All Blacks Experience – 1 month to go

The finishing touches are being put on the All Blacks Experience, with just one month to go until the newest tourist attraction in Aotearoa opens on 2 December. The All Blacks Experience is a fully guided, state-of-the-art, interactive showcase of the All Blacks, Black Ferns, and all our national rugby teams in black. Located in…

29th October 2020
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Mount John Summit Experience reopening welcome news for Takapō

From today, New Zealanders will have another reason to visit Takapō, with the reopening of Dark Sky Project’s popular Mount John Summit Experience. The experience was one of the attractions to be paused in March due to the significant impacts of Covid-19, including the closure of international borders. Ngāi Tahu Holdings Chief Executive Mike Pohio…