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10th June 2021
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Ngāi Tahu gifts pounamu pendants to NZ Olympic and Paralympic athletes

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today welcomed the New Zealand Olympic Committee and Paralympics New Zealand to its Ōtautahi office for the gifting of 580 pounamu pendants to the New Zealand Olympic and Paralympic Teams. Senior leaders from both organisations joined for a mihi whakatau, where the pounamu was blessed and presented to Chef de…

28th May 2021
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Ngāi Tahu challenges Government’s stewardship land announcement

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is extremely concerned by the Crown’s latest stewardship land announcement, which is a clear breach of our Treaty partnership. This reclassification process took place without our involvement. As Treaty partners this is unacceptable. A large proportion of land in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā is conservation land, and any proposals to…

24th May 2021
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Ngāi Tahu launches news service

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has announced the return of an exciting news service – Tahu News, which will relaunch this evening, with a news story airing online every weeknight. This launch makes Ngāi Tahu the first iwi to have its own dedicated news service. It follows a successful Tahu News pilot season, which aired…

17th May 2021
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Ngāi Tahu corrects National Party leader’s false claim

“Ngai Tahu is not proposing taking ownership of three-waters assets,” says Dr Te Maire Tau, chair of Te Kura Taka Pini, the Ngāi Tahu freshwater group. “Ngāi Tahu believes the water infrastructure asset must remain in public ownership. The tribe has been discussing co-governance of what will be publicly owned assets. Our goal is to…

12th May 2021
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All Blacks Experience Launches the Black Ferns Haka

A powerful Black Ferns haka will be launched as a key new attraction at the All Blacks Experience, a New Zealand Rugby and Ngāi Tahu Tourism joint venture, at SkyCity in central Auckland today. New Zealand Rugby Aspiring Director Nicola O’Rourke officially launched the Ko Ūhia Mai haka as a new feature of the Experience,…

23rd April 2021
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Mike Pohio announced as new Ngāi Tahu Holdings chair

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has announced the appointment of Mike Pohio (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Pikiao) as Chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited. Mike will re-join the Board as Chair from 1 December 2021 and will work with current Chair Mark Tume, who will take on a director role, until late…

21st April 2021
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Tē Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu welcomes health system changes

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is welcoming the announcement this morning of a radical shake-up of the country’s health system. The changes announced by Minister of Health Hon. Andrew Little include replacing the 20 district health boards with one new centralised body, Health NZ. Additionally, the Government will work with Māori on the design of…

20th April 2021
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Historically important chick hatches at National Kiwi Hatchery

Keepers at the National Kiwi Hatchery are thrilled to announce the arrival of a very special kiwi chick. The newly hatched chick, arrived on 31 March, is the offspring of a male called Tahi, who was the first kiwi chick born at the hatchery in 1987. While in residence at the National Kiwi Hatchery, Tahi…

7th April 2021
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All Blacks mauri stone arrives at its new home

The sacred All Blacks mauri stone has been handed over to the All Blacks Experience at SkyCity in central Auckland, where it will stay whenever the All Blacks are not playing. The All Blacks Experience team will act as kaitiaki of the precious taonga, which accompanies the All Blacks wherever they play, at home or…

6th April 2021
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses celebrate opening of trans-Tasman bubble

Ngāi Tahu Tourism welcomes today’s Government announcement to open the trans-Tasman bubble. Ngāi Tahu Tourism owns several world-class tourism attractions, and all have been lucky to have incredible domestic support from New Zealanders this past year. The announcement of the trans-Tasman bubble means the chance to showcase once again some of the most beautiful parts…