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26th March 2021
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Partnership to protect and conserve archival taonga celebrated

The Ngāi Tahu Archive Team and Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand have formally cemented their partnership with a celebration held at the Archives New Zealand facility in Ōtautahi today. The partnership sees the Ngāi Tahu Archive team and most of their archival collections being based and stored at the state-of-the-art, purpose-built…

12th March 2021
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Sales date announced for upcoming Queenstown apartments

The first off-plan apartments at Te Pā Tāhuna, a master planned, residential development within a short walk from central Queenstown, will soon be on the market. Sales of the homes on Gorge Road will launch on 9 April. Ngāi Tahu Property General Manager Blair Forgie says the initial homes will form part of a wider,…

8th March 2021
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Pāua fishing prohibition recommended by committee

Mana whenua and local stakeholders are calling upon the Minister of Fisheries to approve an open-ended, but temporary, prohibition on recreational and commercial fishing of pāua from reefs adjacent to Ōnuku Marae in Akaroa. The Akaroa Taiāpure Management Committee is recommending closure to prohibit the taking of pāua from the Ōnuku area by recreational and…

10th February 2021
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Puketeraki Marae open to the community following water contamination scare

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki is working to ensure anyone whose water supply may have been affected by lead contamination has access to safe drinking water. Last week, residents in Karitāne and Waikouaiti were informed by Dunedin City Council that water samples taken in December were found to contain almost 40 times the acceptable level…

6th February 2021
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Waitangi Day commemorated at Te Rau Aroha Marae

An estimated 500 people from throughout Murihiku, Ōtākou and around Aotearoa have today commemorated Waitangi Day at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Awarua Bluff. Manuhiri – including Deputy Chief of Navy Commodore Melissa Ross (on behalf of the Governor General), Minister of Housing Hon Megan Woods, Minister of Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor, mayors, and other…

5th February 2021
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Hari huritau ki a Tahu FM! Tahu FM turns 30!

Tahu FM is celebrating 30 years on the airwaves this February with a month of birthday celebrations. Commemorations include special guest appearances, giveaways and flashback video reels that will be premiered through the Tahu FM Facebook page. What began as a simple question over lunch (“Hey cuz, can you help me set up a radio…

4th February 2021
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Ngāti Kahungunu joins Ngāi Tahu freshwater court action

Two powerful iwi, Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu, both of the Tākitimu waka, have joined forces in legal proceedings against the Crown. Ngāti Kahungunu, the country’s third largest iwi, is working with Ngāi Tahu to have the tribe’s rangatiratanga over freshwater recognised, including the Mohaka River in Hawke’s Bay Ngāti Kahungunu, like Ngāi Tahu, has…

26th January 2021
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Significant funding for new marae facility a boost for Southland

Waihōpai Rūnaka is delighted by today’s announcement of a $9 million grant to upgrade its marae complex from the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Hīkina Whakatutuki. The money is from the $3 billion Government COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Rūnaka Chair Cyril Gilroy says the project will ensure Murihiku Marae is fit for purpose…

18th January 2021
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Infrastructure works begin at Te Pā Tāhuna

Ngāi Tahu Property has appointed civil construction company Downer to carry out the new infrastructure work for Te Pā Tāhuna – the residential development under way on Gorge Road in Tāhuna Queenstown. The firm has begun infrastructure construction work. Ngāi Tahu Property General Manager Blair Forgie says the commencement of civil works on the site…

8th January 2021
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Funding for Te Waihora restoration project celebrated

Te Taumutu Rūnanga and the Co-Governors of Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere, have welcomed the recent announcement that their application to the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund for project funding had been successful. Co-Governance Co-Chairs Liz Brown (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Interim) and Jenny Hughey (Environment Canterbury) said that, over five years,…