Pānui Pāpāho / Media Releases

2nd February 2016
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Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival at Ōnuku Marae

Ōnuku Rūnanga is hosting the 2016 Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival at Ōnuku Marae, Akaroa on February 6. Discussion of freshwater issues, citizenship, diversity and the Treaty will be highlights of this year’s Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. A special New Zealand Citizenship ceremony will also take place on the day, presided over by Christchurch Mayor, Lianne…

3rd December 2015
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings confirms new joint venture

Ngāi Tahu Holdings Board Chairman Trevor Burt is pleased to announce a new joint venture with the family-owned company, Watson & Son, one of New Zealand’s largest mānuka honey producers. Ngāi Tahu will own 50% of Wairarapa-based Watson & Son, which focuses on the production and distribution of premium mānuka honey products; and 50% of…

20th November 2015
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Hui-ā-Iwi underway

Hundreds of Ngāi Tahu families have travelled from all over Aotearoa and from further abroad to attend Hui-ā-Iwi, the Ngāi Tahu festival, which is underway in Ōtepoti (Dunedin). The festival is a chance for Ngāi Tahu to come together to celebrate and share their culture and reconnect with each other. Hui-ā-Iwi 2015 is hosted by…

19th October 2015
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More Māori needed in Agriculture

If you thought getting into farming was difficult, think again. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led partnership between Ngāi Tahu, Te Tapuae o Rehua, Ngāi Tahu Farming and Lincoln University that seeks to grow Māori leadership in agriculture. It is open to all Māori and applications are now open for certificate and diploma courses (from Level…

16th October 2015
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Top line-up for Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi Showcase

Some of the country’s best known contemporary Māori performers will top the bill at the family-friendly Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi Showcase on Saturday 21 November. He Waka Kōtuia, Maisey Rika, Ria Hall, Troy Kingi, Rob Ruha, the Modern Māori Quartet and Beau Monga & Crew will all take to the stage for the evening showcase, which…

5th October 2015
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Intergenerational approach continues to deliver results for iwi

A long-term approach to investment continues to pay off for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu posting a year-end net profit of $109.36m (post distribution activities) for the 2015 financial year. “Strong financial results provide the platform we need to create and deliver life enhancing initiatives that will enable our people to reach their full potential…

25th August 2015
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Iwi joins Akaroa wastewater appeal

Ōnuku Rūnanga, Wairewa Rūnanga, the Akaroa Taiāpure Management Committee and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu lodged a notice with the Environment Court On August 20, opposing an appeal lodged by Christchurch City Council relating to the discharge of wastewater into Akaroa Harbour for the next 25 years. In the interests of fulfilling their kaitiaki (environmental…

21st August 2015
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Deaths of takahē on Motutapu Island a tragic accident

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu representative on the Takahē Recovery Group, Sandra Cook, has labelled the deaths of four takahē on Motutapu Island a tragic accident. “Takahē are a taonga to Ngāi Tahu, and we have worked closely with the Department of Conservation in the management of takahē for many years now. This includes participation…

19th August 2015
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Board Appointments – Ngāi Tahu Seafood

Trevor Burt, chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation, has announced two new appointments to the Ngāi Tahu Seafood board. They are Craig Raniera Ellison (Ngāi Tahu – Ōtākou) and Dr Richard Janes. Trevor Burt says Mr Ellison and Dr Janes are experienced and reputable directors. “We are fortunate to be able to attract directors with…

6th August 2015
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Ngāi Tahu welcomes appointment of ECan commissioner

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has welcomed the appointment of Elizabeth Cunningham as Commissioner at Environment Canterbury (ECan). She has been appointed by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister for Local Government to replace Donald Couch who resigned as commissioner earlier this year. Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Tā Mark Solomon,…