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10th February 2021
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Puketeraki Marae open to the community following water contamination scare

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki is working to ensure anyone whose water supply may have been affected by lead contamination has access to safe drinking water. Last week, residents in Karitāne and Waikouaiti were informed by Dunedin City Council that water samples taken in December were found to contain almost 40 times the acceptable level…

6th February 2021
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Waitangi Day commemorated at Te Rau Aroha Marae

An estimated 500 people from throughout Murihiku, Ōtākou and around Aotearoa have today commemorated Waitangi Day at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Awarua Bluff. Manuhiri – including Deputy Chief of Navy Commodore Melissa Ross (on behalf of the Governor General), Minister of Housing Hon Megan Woods, Minister of Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor, mayors, and other…

5th February 2021
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Hari huritau ki a Tahu FM! Tahu FM turns 30!

Tahu FM is celebrating 30 years on the airwaves this February with a month of birthday celebrations. Commemorations include special guest appearances, giveaways and flashback video reels that will be premiered through the Tahu FM Facebook page. What began as a simple question over lunch (“Hey cuz, can you help me set up a radio…

4th February 2021
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Ngāti Kahungunu joins Ngāi Tahu freshwater court action

Two powerful iwi, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu, both of the Tākitimu waka, have joined forces in legal proceedings against the Crown. Ngāti Kahungunu, the country’s third largest iwi, is working with Ngāi Tahu to have the tribe’s rangatiratanga over freshwater recognised, including the Mohaka River in Hawke’s Bay Ngāti Kahungunu, like Ngāi Tahu, has…

26th January 2021
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Significant funding for new marae facility a boost for Southland

Waihōpai Rūnaka is delighted by today’s announcement of a $9 million grant to upgrade its marae complex from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki. The money is from the $3 billion Government COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Rūnaka Chair Cyril Gilroy says the project will ensure Murihiku Marae is fit for purpose…

18th January 2021
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Infrastructure works begin at Te Pā Tāhuna

Ngāi Tahu Property has appointed civil construction company Downer to carry out the new infrastructure work for Te Pā Tāhuna – the residential development under way on Gorge Road in Tāhuna Queenstown. The firm has begun infrastructure construction work. Ngāi Tahu Property General Manager Blair Forgie says the commencement of civil works on the site…

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…