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4th August 2020
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Iwi partnership’s Go Bus sale concludes

The sale of passenger transport company Go Bus from a Ngāi Tahu and Waikato-Tainui partnership to Melbourne-based industry operator Kinetic has completed today. Ngāi Tahu Holdings and Tainui Group Holdings announced their decision to sell Go Bus in March, subject to approval from the Overseas Investment Office. The office’s approval was received in June. Kinetic…

14th July 2020
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Concerns over unlawful activity on Ngāi Tahu Forestry land

There has been a noticeable increase in unlawful rubbish dumping, unauthorised tree felling, and other illegal activity on West Coast forestry land owned by Ngāi Tahu Forestry. Forest Managers are spending increasing amounts of time and money removing rubbish unlawfully dumped within some forests and finding more and more instances of unauthorised cutting and removal…

8th July 2020
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Māori place names to be reinstated around Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula

Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke yesterday welcomed the reinstatement of 13 correct te reo Māori place names across Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū/Banks Peninsula. The Minister for Land Information Eugenie Sage formally announced the approval of the proposals at an event held at Rāpaki marae. The decision means the place names will receive official recognition and legal status…

3rd July 2020
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Queenstown’s Shotover Jet reopens

Shotover Jet has returned to the Kimiākau (Shotover River), with dozens of New Zealanders kicking off the school holidays with a thrilling jet boat ride. The attraction is the only jet boating experience that can access the spectacular Shotover Canyons, with its twin-engine machines reaching speeds of 90 kilometres per hour and performing spins in…

2nd July 2020
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Observatory stargazing set to return to Takapō

New Zealanders can once again enjoy stargazing with the reopening of Dark Sky Project, the leading astro-tourism attraction in Takapō (Tekapo). The company will reopen on 3 July, offering its Crater Experience at Cowan’s Private Observatory and access to Mt John Rd from Thursday to Monday, and opening its retail store at weekends. Dark Sky…

1st July 2020
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Hollyford Track set to reopen for summer

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s three-day wilderness experience on the Hollyford Track in Fiordland is set to reopen in January 2021. The guided experience, run by Guided Walks New Zealand, was closed early in February due to unprecedented heavy rain and flooding that damaged the two private lodges on the track. It was then one of Ngāi…

19th June 2020
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Franz Josef Glacier guided hikes set to return

Guided adventures on the Franz Josef Glacier will resume in time for the school holidays, thanks to a collaboration between Ngāi Tahu Tourism, the Department of Conservation and The Helicopter Line and the support from Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. The companies have partnered to deliver the ultimate glacier heli hike experience using the highly qualified…

1st June 2020
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Iwi celebrates first Ngāi Tahu Dame

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has extended her congratulations to all Ngāi Tahu whānau acknowledged in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for their tremendous service to Aotearoa. “E te māreikura, Taua Aroha, ko koe te maire tū waotoko i te ora i waekanui i tō whānau, i tō hapū, i tō iwi. Nā…

28th May 2020
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Hukafalls Jet and Shotover Jet set to reopen

Two Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses are set to soon reopen – Hukafalls Jet in Taupō and Shotover Jet in Queenstown. Due to the significant impacts of COVID-19, operations at 10 of Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s 11 businesses had been temporarily paused beyond the nationwide lockdown until conditions allowed them to reopen. The jetboating attractions are the…

6th May 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism change proposal decision

For decades now, Ngāi Tahu has been a tourism industry leader. We have built a strong, internationally recognised stable of businesses and experiences through years of hard work from talented and dedicated kaimahi. We remain firmly committed to the industry and upbeat about the future. Following robust consultation with our kaimahi and careful consideration of…