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19th February 2013
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Important steps taken in Ngāi Tahu, Environment Canterbury partnership

Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu today announced significant milestones in the partnership between them. Ngā Papatipu Rūnanga and Environment Canterbury recently signed a relationship agreement for the programme known as Tuia to mark a new era of collaboration between the organisations. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon said the signing symbolises how…

16th February 2013
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More Māori wanted for trades training

CPIT, Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu and Hawkins Construction will host a Māori trades open evening at CPIT’s Trades Innovation Institute on Friday evening [5 April] at 6pm to encourage more Māori to learn the skills they need to contribute to the rebuild of Christchurch. The Māori trades training programme He Toki ki te Rika combines…

14th February 2013
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Sir Mark Solomon joins board of Maori Fisheries Trust

The Kaiwhakahaere (chairman) of South Island iwi Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Sir Mark Solomon, has become a director of the Māori Fisheries Trust, Te Ohu Kaimoana, in Wellington. Sir Mark was elected to the board in November last year by Te Kawai Taumata, the electoral college of iwi organisations. Te Ohu Kaimoana chief executive…

30th January 2013
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Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Ōnuku Marae, Wednesday 6 February

This year Ōnuku Rūnanga is hosting the annual ‘Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Ōnuku Marae, Akaroa. Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution, environmental recovery of the Christchurch CBD and fresh water issues will be highlights of this year’s Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. A special New Zealand Citizenship Ceremony will…

16th January 2013
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Ngāi Tahu unveil a pouwhenua, carved sign and tukutuku panels in Antarctica

A pouwhenua, carved Scott Base sign and tukutuku panels created by Ngāi Tahu artists will be unveiled at Scott Base on Sunday 20 January. Prime Minister John Key, Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon, and master weaver Ranui Ngarimu will take part in the special ceremony. Geographically, Ngāi Tahu is the closest iwi to Antarctica….

14th December 2012
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Canterbury Māori trades training programme receives a $1m boost from government

Representatives from He Toki ki te Rika, the Christchurch based Māori trades training programme, are in Wellington today signing and receiving the $1m funding agreement that government announced earlier in the year. He Toki is led by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu in partnership with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) and Hawkins Construction. This…

10th December 2012
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation appoints Chief Executive

After an extensive external recruitment process, Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation (NTHC) has turned homeward in order to fill its most senior executive position. The Chair of NTHC, Trevor Burt, announced today that Mike Sang had agreed to take up the role of Chief Executive. “Mike recently completed an 18 month contract as CEO of Te…

23rd November 2012
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Inaugural festival for Ngāi Tahu likely to attract large crowds

Kapa haka, concerts, art, a market and sports events are all features of the inaugural Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā-Iwi, being held this weekend at the Lincoln Events Centre, Lincoln. Close to one thousand people are expected to attend the event. Hui-ā-Iwi is being hosted by local Ngāi Tahu hapū Ngāti Moki and Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki (Te…

23rd November 2012
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Relativity decision from – Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has made the decision to uplift the approximately $68.5 million of redress which the Crown has acknowledged it owes to Ngāi Tahu under the Relativity Mechanism in the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement. The relativity mechanism ensures that the value of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement maintains its relative value against…

3rd November 2012
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Relativity update – from Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has received its annual government statement on relativity. This year’s statement initiates a process whereby Ngāi Tahu can uplift a component of its original Settlement, which was deferred in 1998 due to the Crown’s fiscal envelope policy. Ngāi Tahu was one of the first Iwi to enter settlement negotiations with…