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20th October 2010
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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu announces record result

20 October 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Board of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation (NTHC) have announced a full-year net operating surplus of $35.5m for the commercial activities of the iwi, an increase of $16.9m on the previous year. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon congratulated Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation and…

28th August 2010
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Governor-General opens new Christchurch Civic Building

28 August 2010 The new Christchurch Civic Building – home for the Christchurch City Council and named Te Hononga – was opened today (Saturday 28 August) by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand. More than 150 guests attended the event to share in the celebration of the 50/50 joint venture redevelopment…

11th August 2010
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Blessing of Te Hononga, the new Christchurch Civic Building

11 August The new Christchurch Civil Building was blessed and named Te Hononga today, with the ceremony led by Reverend Maurice Manawaroa Gray. Ngāi Tahu kaumātua Ruahine Crofts chose the name shortly before her passing. The building was named Te Hononga to reflect the unique partnership between Ngāi Tahu and the Christchurch City Council. Over…

10th August 2010
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Groundbreaking survey provides benchmark for iwi

10 August 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will release the results of groundbreaking research today, in a bid to set a benchmark for the iwi in growing the financial literacy and ultimately financial independence of Ngāi Tahu Whānui. The launch of the ANZ Ngāi Tahu Financial Knowledge Survey results will be attended by the…

6th August 2010
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2010 Youth Leadership for Sustainability Awards

6 August Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu are celebrating the contribution of young people to environmental sustainability this month. The 2010 Youth Leadership for Sustainability Awards are a joint initiative between Environment Canterbury and Ngāi Tahu recognising awareness of environmental and social issues among Canterbury’s youth. The awards ceremony is being held on Wednesday, August…

23rd June 2010
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Inaugural Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards 2010

23 June 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is holding its first ever Ngāi Tahu Reo Māori Awards at Ngā Hau E Whā Marae on Thursday, 24th June as part of its 10-year Kotahi Mano Kaika, Kotahi Mano Wawata (KMK) celebrations. The awards hosted by Stacey Morrison and Ross Painiora are to honour the achievements…

23rd June 2010
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Agreement forges new future for Te Waihora

23 June 2010 Ngāi Tahu and commercial fishers have signed an agreement that will see a financial contribution go towards protecting and enhancing the health of Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere). “Te Waihora Management Board and the fishers have put in a lot of effort and compromise to come up with a solution that meets the…

22nd June 2010
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Language Symposium Marks 10-Year Milestone

22 June 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is hosting a two-day language symposium to mark the 10-year anniversary of Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata – the tribe’s Māori Language Revitalisation Strategy. Affectionately known as KMK, this 25 year strategy which aims to have 1000 Ngāi Tahu households speaking te reo Māori, the tribes…

3rd June 2010
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Statement from the Kaiwhakahaere of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

3 June 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has expressed disappointment at a decision to allow the Central Plains Water Trust (CPW) to take and use water from the Waimakariri and Rakaia Rivers for its proposed water enhancement scheme. Ngāi Tahu believes the decision to be inconsistent with the vision and principles of the Canterbury…

21st April 2010
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Statement from Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Wednesday, 21 April 2010 The government’s proposal on the Foreshore and Seabed is a welcomed stepping stone to replace the 2004 Act, but does not go far enough to recognise Ngāi Tahu inherited mana and duty to act as kaitiaki of the foreshore and seabed, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon today. Addressing…