Press Releases

5th August 2014
Posted under: Pānui

Māori students ready for best-practice farming. A pōwhiri marked the commencement of studies for the first cohort of Whenua Kura students

Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri welcomed the students at the event attended by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Hon Steven Joyce at Mahaanui Tuarua marae, Tuahiwi this afternoon. The 14 Māori students, ranging in age from 18-28 years old also received their full-fee scholarships at the event. Whenua Kura is an iwi-led initiative that…

26th June 2014
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Matariki planting: turning the red zone green

Singer Tiki Taane will be among the celebrity guests joining community volunteers to take the first steps in greening the red zone in Christchurch this Saturday – 28th June 2014. Four hundred native plants donated by the Department of Conservation, a school community garden and a grove of fruit trees will be planted out in…

10th June 2014
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Te Matatini 2015 – Teams await Kapa Haka Draw

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM TE MATATINI KAPA HAKA AOTEAROA The much-anticipated draw for next year’s team performances at the National Kapa Haka Festival will take place at Rehua Marae in Christchurch on Wednesday 11 June at 7.30pm. The draw determines the order of performances for the 45 teams that will compete for the title of best performing…

9th April 2014
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New chief executive for Ngāi Tahu Tourism

The chair of Ngāi Tahu Tourism, Ross Keenan, announced today the appointment of Quinton Hall as incoming chief executive. “We are delighted to have secured Quinton for this pivotal role. He brings with him extensive operational experience from the tourism sector and the wider business community, including project management, human resources, asset management, property and…

13th March 2014
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Iwi working together for benefit of all Te Waipounamu families

Better support and opportunities for all Te Waipounamu (South Island) families is the goal of the region’s new Whānau Ora commissioning agency, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. The appointment of the new Te Waipounamu commissioning agency was announced yesterday by the Minister for Whānau Ora, Tariana Turia. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has been established…

7th March 2014
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Forest acquisition – West Coast

Ngāi Tahu Property through its wholly owned subsidiary Ngāi Tahu Forest Estates is pleased to announce the purchase of exotic forest cutting rights located on the West Coast. The cutting rights consist of 22,800 hectares of forests located on 49,300 hectares of land currently owned and managed by Ngāi Tahu Forest Estates over the last…

27th February 2014
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Waikato Milking Systems sold

Majority shareholder UPC Capital and Managing Director John Anderson have unconditionally sold Waikato Milking Systems NZ Ltd to Tainui Group Holdings, Ngāi Tahu Capital and Pioneer Capital with settlement on 31 March 2014. UPC Capital in conjunction with management financed a management buyout of the company in 2001 and since that time the company has…

4th February 2014
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Waitangi Day – the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Ōtākou Marae

This year Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou is hosting the annual ‘Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival’ at Ōtākou Marae. The Chair for Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou, Donna Matahaere-Atariki, says it is a pleasure to welcome the community for the official Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemorations. “It’s a great privilege to welcome dignitaries, whānau and the wider community…

30th January 2014
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Ngāi Tahu welcomes Māori agricultural training government funding

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Tā Mark Solomon today welcomes news the government has allocated funding toward growing a strong Māori agricultural workforce. The funding will provide a significant boost to Whenua Kura, a collaborative partnership seeking to grow Māori leadership in the agricultural sector. Whenua Kura looks forward to finalising negotiations with the…

30th January 2014
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Māori trades training in Christchurch receives a boost

Tā Mark Solomon, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere and patron of He Toki ki te Rika (Māori trade training), welcomes the government’s continued support of Māori trade training. One of the initiatives receiving further support is He Toki ki te Rika, the Māori trade training programme based in Christchurch. He Toki is an iwi-led…