Pānui Pāpāho / Media Releases

20th July 2012
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Record fine for illegal discharge into Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere

A company found responsible for the illegal discharge of dairy effluent to land on a Springston property in October 2010 has been fined a record $90,000. This penalty is on top of the $20,000 fine and 260 hours’ community service the farm manager received for the same offences late last year. White Gold Ltd held…

10th July 2012
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Government Investment in Māori Trade Training in Christchurch is welcomed

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and Hawkins Construction welcome the Government’s further $1million investment in Māori Trade Training in Christchurch. In June last year, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, CPIT and industry partners launched He Toki ki te Rika (Māori Trades Training) in response to the projected demand for…

2nd July 2012
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Ngāi Tahu Appointment of Directors

Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, announced today that Trevor Burt and Catherine Drayton had been re-appointed as Directors on Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited (NTHC), with Mr Burt re-appointed as Chair. Both appointments are for another three years and commence 1 August 2012. Mr Solomon said stable and dependable decision making…

28th June 2012
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Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu invite you to apply for 2012 Youth Leadership for Sustainability Awards

Have you done something in your community, marae, school or household that will help create a better tomorrow? Shout out about what you have done to promote a more sustainable future by working to nurture the environment or raise awareness about social issues so people can live safer, healthier, happier and more sustainable lives. Here…

13th June 2012
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Olympic athletes to wear precious taonga

Ngāi Tahu leaders have highlighted the significance of a gifting ceremony to be held at Te Tauraka Waka a Māui Marae at Bruce Bay on the West Coast today. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Mark Solomon, says it will be the first time that the truly beautiful tahutahi/snowflake pounamu has been legally used and…

11th June 2012
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Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust (TAK) receives prestigious Green Ribbon Award

Kia ora koutou Congratulations to Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust (TAK), which has received a prestigious Green Ribbon Award in recognition of the trust’s efforts to promote the restoration of native wildlife on the Canterbury plains. Environment Minister Amy Adams presented the Community Leadership category award to Malcolm Lyall, Chair of the board of…

10th April 2012
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New Glacier Experience Launch

10 April, 2012 This Thursday, Franz Josef Glacier Guides is launching a spectacular new glacier tour called ‘The Ice Explorer’ (Thursday 12 April 2012). The new guided trip will take visitors on a short trip directly up on to the pristine glacial ice by helicopter, bypassing the potentially unstable terminal face area. Ngāi Tahu Tourism…

27th February 2012
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Prestigious Kapa Haka festival to be held in Christchurch in 2015

27 February, 2012 The biannual Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, where elite kapa haka performers from around New Zealand and Australia come together to compete, will be held in Christchurch in 2015. Christchurch won its bid to host this prestigious cultural event after the Waitaha Cultural Council supported by representatives from the Christchurch City…

15th February 2012
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Mixed-ownership Model for State-owned Companies

15 February Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon believes the government has been left in no uncertainty that Ngāi Tahu whānau want Section 9 of the State Owned Enterprises Act 1986 applied to the proposed mixed-ownership model for state-owned companies. Mark Solomon was commenting on the response made by Ngāi Tahu whānau who…

1st February 2012
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Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Te Rau Aroha Marae, Monday 6 February

1 February Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution and the restoration of Waituna Lagoon will be highlights of this year’s Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. Awarua Rūnanga will host the festivities at Te Rau Aroha Marae, at Awarua (Bluff), on Monday 6 February. The location is significant as in 1840,…