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23rd April 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism update

The impacts of COVID-19 and the related moves made to protect New Zealanders’ health have taken a significant toll on the tourism industry, from which Ngāi Tahu Tourism has not been immune. Our tourism businesses, alongside the rest of the industry, no longer have any revenue, and even when the industry does eventually reestablish, it…

16th March 2020
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Iwi partnership to sell Go Bus to experienced transit company

Ngāi Tahu Holdings and Tainui Group Holdings have agreed to sell passenger transport company Go Bus to Melbourne-based industry operator Kinetic. Kinetic operates SkyBus in Auckland and 177 other passenger transit services across Australasia, including leading Queensland transit brands Surfside Buslines and Sunbus, and Sydney’s largest bus and coach charter company Telford’s. It is majority…

5th March 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping resources developed for schools

Te Waipounamu teachers can now incorporate Ngāi Tahu mātauranga (knowledge) as part of their Aotearoa/New Zealand social studies and history lessons. Following on from the successful launch of Kā Huru Manu, the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project, an educational framework has been developed so that the online digital atlas can be utilised as a classroom…

17th February 2020
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New Kāi Tahu series champions te reo Māori

Kāi Tahu radio station Tahu FM has launched a new season of its popular Tahu Taxi series. Each episode of the web series features kōrero with prominent whānau who are on their individual te reo Māori journeys while they are driven around in the Tahu FM “taxi” and taken to significant landmarks. The show’s co-creator…

17th February 2020
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Plunket and Ngāi Tahu honour shared history with new nursing scholarship

Plunket and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu have launched the Mere Harper and Ria Tikini Memorial Scholarship, acknowledging two wāhine toa who were instrumental in starting Plunket and inspiring Plunket’s rebrand, both which are being launched today. The annual scholarship aims to give financial support of $3,000 to a full-time nursing student, of Ngāi Tahu…

10th February 2020
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Government needs to start again on resource management amendment bill

The government needs to scrap its current approach to the Resource Management Amendment Bill and start again by designing the reforms with its Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner, says Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. The government’s approach to freshwater management in the Bill is deeply flawed and the process it has undertaken is a breach…

7th February 2020
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Waitangi Day commemorated at Ōtākou Marae

Waitangi Day commemorations at Ōtākou Marae on the Ōtākou Peninsula have focused on the signatories who signed Te Tiriti on behalf of Ngāi Tahu in 1840. An estimated 300 people – including MPs, mayors and other community leaders from throughout Ōtākou and Murihiku – were welcomed onto the marae, which hosts the Ngāi Tahu Treaty…

5th February 2020
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The Crown must address rights and interests in freshwater

Ngāi Tahu shares the view of Iwi Chairs that the government needs to progress engagement with iwi, hapū and whānau on their rights and interests in freshwater. Our waterways are in crisis, says Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai at Waitangi. “At least 62% of Aotearoa’s surface water resources and 81% of total groundwater volume resides within the…

17th December 2019
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Kaiwhakahaere appointed to Climate Change Commission

Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Lisa Tumahai has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Climate Change Commission. The appointment was announced today in Te Whanganui-a-Tara by the Minister for Climate Change, Hon James Shaw. The independent commission has been established after the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 came into force last month. The Act…

13th December 2019
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Ngāi Tahu Holdings appoints Chief Executive

Ngāi Tahu Holdings board member and former Tainui Group Holdings Chief Executive Mike Pohio (Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Pikiao) has been appointed Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings. Ngāi Tahu Holdings chair Mark Tume made the announcement today (13 December 2019). Pohio will stand down as a Ngāi Tahu Holdings board member and start in…