Pānui Pāpāho / Media Releases

30th April 2009
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Buff Weka post release results

30 April 2009 Ngāi Tahu has been upset to find that a cat has got to a small population of buff weka recently transferred to Stevenson’s Peninsula. Four of the six birds that had transmitters have been found dead, from cat and possibly mustelid attacks. The other two bird’s signals have gone out of range….

26th March 2009
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Andrew Harrison Resigns

26 March 2009 Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group has today announced the resignation of its Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Harrison. Interim Chair Linda Constable said “It is with regret that I have today accepted Andrew’s resignation after 6 years with Ngāi Tahu. Andrew’s commitment to the organisation has been exemplary and the performance of the Group…

11th March 2009
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Ngāi Tahu to Re-establish Buff Weka on Mainland

11 March 2009 The culmination of many years of conservation work will take place at Stevensons Peninsula Lake Wānaka this week with the release of 15 Buff weka. Eight years ago, a breeding population was established on Te Peka Karara, Stevensons Island, in Lake Wanaka with a view to building up numbers ahead of a…

5th March 2009
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Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu announces new Commercial Users Permit for Te Waihora

5 March 2009 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has introduced a permit system for commercial activities on Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere. The decision, supported by the Department of Conservation (DoC), has been made after extensive consultation with commercial fishing operators who use the Te Waihora lakebed. “The welfare of Te Waihora has been of…

4th March 2009
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group – Media Statement

4 March 2009 Excerpts from an internal communication between two employees of the Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu relating to Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group have been quoted in the media recently. The Office of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is a separate organisation from Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group. The Ngāi Tahu Holdings Group…

4th March 2009
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Foreshore and Seabed Review Welcomed

4 March 2009 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu congratulates Hana O’Regan (Ngāi Tahu) for her selection as one of the ministerial panel to review the Foreshore and Seabed Act and welcomes the announcement that the terms of reference have been reached. Hana O’Regan, Dean of Te Puna Wanaka at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology,…

3rd March 2009
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Forging Futures – 10 Years Post Settlement

3 March 2009 A new era in the relationship between Ngāi Tahu and the Crown was the focus of a reception hosted by the Hon Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs, in association with Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu at Parliament today. Ten years on from the Ngāi Tahu Settlement, Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon met…

11th February 2009
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Ngāi Tahu congratulates the iwi of Te Tau Ihu

Wednesday Feb 11, 2009 Ngāi Tahu congratulates the iwi of Te Tau Ihu and the government for reaching an historical point in the resolution of South Island treaty claims. “We congratulate all those who have invested in the Treaty settlement process in order for both sides to reach this historical point,” says Mark Solomon, Kaiwhakahaere…

3rd February 2009
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Waitangi Day Commemorations

Awarua Rūnanga will host Ngāi Tahu Treaty of Waitangi Day Commemorations at Te Rau Aroha Marae, at Awarua (Bluff), on Friday, February 6. Te Rau Aroha Marae is close to Ruapuke Island in Foveaux Strait where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840. Ruapuke Island is one of three locations in the South Island…

24th October 2007
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Pounamu Decision

UPDATED: Media Release 22 October 2009 Appeal Court Upholds Iwi Right to Protect and Manage Treasured Resource Court of Appeal – Judgement of the Court – 22 October 2009 [PDF 1MB] 24 October 2007 Pounamu Verdict Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is satisfied with the outcome of the trial of David and Morgan Saxton on…