Pānui Pāpāho / Media Releases

3rd June 2015
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Board Appointment

Ngāi Tahu Tourism General Manager Commercial, Verity Webber (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Māmoe), has been appointed to the New Zealand Māori Tourism Board for a three-year term. Ngāi Tahu Tourism Chief Executive, Quinton Hall is delighted by the appointment and says Verity will bring strong commercial acumen to the board, as well as a sound knowledge…

19th March 2015
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Special legislation for racecourse development welcomed

The partnership seeking to develop land at Riccarton Park Racecourse welcomes government efforts to reduce red tape. In an announcement this morning, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said the government will introduce special legislation which will pave the way for the Joint Venture between the Trustees that govern Riccarton Park Racecourse and Ngāi…

2nd February 2015
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism prepares for the next generation visitor

One of New Zealand’s leading online marketing professionals, Martyn Whitley, has joined Ngāi Tahu Tourism to lead the company’s digital strategy across its many iconic experiences, including Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Dart River and Shotover Jet in the South Island and Rainbow Springs and Agrodome in the North Island. Chief Executive for Ngāi Tahu Tourism,…

16th December 2014
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Whenua Kura announces new Māori Farming Diploma

Ngāi Tahu-led agricultural initiative Whenua Kura has announced the introduction of Lincoln University’s signature Diploma in Agriculture, to the Whenua Kura suite of programmes. Starting in March, 2015, the Level 5 qualification is a one-year programme offering an introduction to agriculture, and the associated skills necessary for a successful farming career. Areas of focus include:…

5th December 2014
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Sponsorship boost for Aoraki Bound

The opportunity for young Māori to develop leadership skills and personal and cultural growth on the Aoraki Bound programme has received a boost thanks to a renewed partnership between Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, the Bank of New Zealand and Genesis Energy. BNZ and Genesis Energy confirmed their support for Aoraki Bound at a signing…

22nd November 2014
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Hui-ā-Tau 2014

Ngāi Tahu whānui have been challenged to think out to 2050 at today’s Hui-ā-Tau. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Tā Mark Solomon, says that post-Settlement the iwi had prepared a robust vision to take it to 2025 but that was now only ten years away and the time had come to start thinking beyond…

21st November 2014
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Arahura Whare Tipuna Opens

Arahura Whare Tipuna opened today with a dawn blessing, followed by a pōwhiri mid-morning. “It has been a great occasion to celebrate our whare tipuna opening with our manuhiri,” says Francois Tumahai, chair of Ngāti Waewae. “We are also celebrating with hundreds of our whānau who have returned to the Coast for both the opening…

10th November 2014
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New Blood Centre provides lifeblood for Christchurch

The Minister of Health’s opening of the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) Christchurch Blood Centre at 15 Lester Lane is a significant milestone for the Blood Service, with the centre set to become the lifeblood of the South Island as its new southern headquarters. Opened on Monday 10 November by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister…

30th October 2014
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Te Matatini 2015 – Preparations in full swing

Preparations for Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 4-8 March 2015 at North Hagley Park are in full-swing. The Waitaha Cultural Council is hosting this pre-eminent event, supported by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and Christchurch City Council. Te Matatini is producing and organising the festival. Waitaha Cultural Council is thrilled to announce two major…

8th October 2014
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Tribal development is key for strengthening iwi

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has announced another strong year-end result, with an increase in net worth in excess of $1b enabling the iwi to lift its annual distribution to a new high. A record net profit of $145.87m for the year was also announced for the Te Rūnanga Group (post distribution activities) and a…