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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…

3rd September 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings invests in whānau led business

Ngāi Tahu Holdings is investing in GreenMount Advisory, an independent Tax and Corporate Advisory firm. The investment represents a 25 per cent stake in the firm and provides a funding facility to further accelerate growth. Founded by Sydney-based Ryan Davis (Ngāi Tahu – Ōraka Aparima), GreenMount has a unique, low-cost base operating model that sees…

3rd September 2020
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All Blacks Experience to open in December 2020

The exciting new All Blacks Experience in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) is gearing up to welcome manuhiri (visitors) from 2 December 2020. Construction on the New Zealand Rugby and Ngāi Tahu Tourism joint venture is nearly complete with the final phases of the fit-out on track for the opening despite recent COVID-19 alert level restrictions. All…

7th August 2020
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Announcement of Relativity payment

E aku titirei, e aku amo tītoko i te raki, tēnā anō tātou i roto i kā tini āhuataka o te wā, i raro i a Matariki e taukapo mai ana i te hiku o te makōroa. I am pleased to announce that the Crown has made a payment to Ngāi Tahu as a result…

7th August 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism receives STAPP funding

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has received a total of $1.95 million in grants from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP) for four of its businesses, including the Dark Sky Project joint venture. Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Hot Pools, Dark Sky Project in Takapō (Tekapo) and the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua each received $500,000,…