Pānui Pāpāho / Media Releases

24th March 2010
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Aquaculture Bill – third reading

Wednesday 24th March Ngāi Tahu representatives will be at Parliament today to mark the final step in the formal agreement with the Crown over pre-commencement (1992-2004) aquaculture interests in Te Waipounamu (the South Island) and the Hauraki Gulf. The third reading of the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Regional Agreements) Amendment Bill is taking place…

16th March 2010
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Te Ao Hou – The New World

16 March Te Ao Hou – The New World signals the promise of new life for Canterbury and two of the region’s most degraded lakes – Te Waihora (Ellesmere) and Te Roto o Wairewa (Forsyth). Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon says these lakes and the ecosystems they support are in peril. “These…

16th March 2010
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Milestone for Aoraki Bound

16 March Aoraki Bound completes its 10th course this Friday 19 March and celebrates the success of more than 100 graduates, including aspiring Ngāi Tahu future leaders. Aoraki Bound is a 20 day cultural and personal development programme, combining Ngāi Tahu cultural knowledge with the leadership and outdoor challenges of Outward Bound. Te Rūnanga o…

19th February 2010
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New Zealand’s greenest building

19 February Christchurch’s new Civic Building has been awarded the highest possible rating for environmental design by the New Zealand Green Building Council. The New Zealand Green Building Council has announced today that the joint venture –Ngāi Tahu Property and Christchurch City Council – Civic Building has been awarded the maximum six Green Star Office…

15th February 2010
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Te Hokinga Mai

15 February Ngaī Tahu Whānui, people of Te Waipounamu (South Island), and Canterbury Museum are proud to present Te Hokinga Mai. The return home of the Te Papa developed exhibition Mō Tātou: The Ngāi Tahu Whānui Exhibition is celebrated with the complementary exhibition Mō Kā Uri: Taonga from Canterbury Museum. Mō Kā Uri showcases Canterbury…

28th January 2010
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Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival

28 January Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Ōnuku Marae, Akaroa, Saturday 6 February Ōnuku Rūnanga will host Ngāi Tahu Treaty of Waitangi Day Commemorations, Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, at Ōnuku Marae, Akaroa, on Saturday 6 February. The public is welcome to attend. The day will begin with a powhiri at 9am to welcome guests, which include…

20th November 2009
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New Directors for Ngāi Tahu Tourism

20 November 2009 The Chair of Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation Ltd, Trevor Burt, announced today that Elizabeth Hirst, David Clarke, Philip Broughton and Tony Marks have been appointed as Directors to the Board of Ngāi Tahu Tourism Ltd. The appointments follow a decision by Ngāi Tahu Holdings Corporation that separate boards be appointed to each…

28th October 2009
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Tribe Well Positioned Despite Volatile Operating Climate

28th October 2009 Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu has announced a net surplus of $13.3m for its commercial entities amid a climate of testing global market conditions. In an announcement today, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Mark Solomon, says that the results are pleasing in light of the difficult economic operating climate and reflect…

22nd October 2009
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Appeal Court Upholds Iwi Right to Protect and Manage Treasured Resource

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is satisfied the Court of Appeal has upheld the convictions against David Anthony Saxton and Morgan David Saxton. In 2008, the men were sentenced to over two years in prison after being found guilty of stealing pounamu from the Cascade Plateau, South Westland. They were also ordered to pay reparation…

14th September 2009
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Confirmation of Appeal over Boundary Issue

14 September 2009 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu can confirm that it will continue to seek a judicial review in regards to a Waitangi Tribunal report which found Te Tau Ihu had overlapping customary rights within the Ngāi Tahu takiwā. In August the High Court dismissed Te Rūnanga’s initial attempt to seek a judicial review,…